The care and services that we provide at the Hunt Cancer Institute are guided by a highly specific vision and a focused mission. Crafted collaboratively by our hospital leadership, oncology physicians and other cancer treatment specialists, our vision and mission statements keep us focused on our own high standards while also providing information to our community about the kind of treatment you can expect.

Our Vision Statement

At Torrance Memorial Medical Center, our goal is to be first in the South Bay and Peninsula communities in the provision of quality care, patient service and community support to residents experiencing cancer.

Our Mission Statement

We are here to provide excellent, values-driven care to cancer patients and their caregivers through:

  • Provision of comprehensive, ethical, quality of care throughout the entire continuum of cancer care to maximize quality of life
  • Respect for individuals and family values
  • Provision of current and effective medical technologies
  • Compassion for patients, caregivers and health care providers
  • Collaboration with partners to provide continuity of care and access to cancer clinical trials
  • Stewardship of resources and partnering with community agencies

Endowment: Donald and Priscilla Hunt

During Holiday Festival Night 2011, Torrance Memorial was pleased to announce a donation of $11.5 million from Donald Hunt and his wife, Priscilla. In recognition of the Hunt's generosity, the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Institute and the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Nuclear Medicine Center will be named and housed within the new Patient Tower upon its completion in 2015.

This donation continues the Hunt family tradition of assisting those in need. As a youth, Donald Hunt observed his father, a Salvation Army major and minister, and his mother, a fundraiser for the charitable organization, assisting those in need in their hometown of Detroit. Donald Hunt is a child of the Great Depression and the success he achieved through tenacity and hard work has never been taken for granted. Regarding her husband, Priscilla Hunt says, "Wealth doesn't mean anything to him; he is a generous and simple man. His priority has always been to put food on the table of his employees."

Recent stays at Torrance Memorial made the Hunts realize that without good health, success and wealth hold little meaning. In appreciation for Donald's good care at Torrance Memorial, the Hunts decided to make their generous donation. Summing up the reason behind their support of Torrance Memorial, Priscilla states, "The new Patient Tower will be a really great addition to the South Bay that will enrich the health and well-being for all walks of life in this community for decades to come. It feels good to give. We're very proud to be a part of this endeavor."

Make a Donation

The Hunt Cancer Institute provides a wide variety of reduced cost and free care and services to the community including education, printed materials and supportive services. To make a donation to the Cancer Institute, contact the Torrance Memorial Foundation.