The Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute is ranked among the top heart
care programs in Southern California and staffed by leading cardiology
specialists. Torrance Memorial provides the best possible heart disease
care, including heart disease prevention and risk management, innovative
medical therapies, surgical techniques and minimally invasive procedures.
Our cardiologists and surgeons have years of advance training in their
respective specialties and offer a level of experience that only comes
from treating high volumes of patients with conditions ranging from routine
- To offer the most technologically advanced cardiovascular program of any
hospital in the South Bay area.
- To organize the cardiovascular program in a coordinated, integrated manner
so that acute, episodic treatment is rapidly available in order to optimize
- To provide care in a compassionate and supportive manner that provides
patients with information and resources to improve their chances of recovery.
- To improve the cardiovascular health of the South Bay area by assuming
a leadership role in educating physicians and the community at large on
the latest research on prevention, early detection and interventional
The Lundquist Endowment
Thanks to the generosity of Melanie and Richard Lundquist, South Bay residents
have access to state-of-the-art technology, the latest cardiovascular
treatments, and a diverse array of early detection and prevention. Their
$10 million gift helped fund the new cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology
labs, a vascular surgery suite and an enhanced intensive care unit. Endowment
funds will also support awareness and prevention programs. Another gift
of $3 million allowed the expansion of the
emergency room, which is also named in honor of the Lundquists.
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