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 complex.

A Powerful Partnership

Cedars-Sinai affiliation gives Torrance Memorial patients access to advanced cardiovascular care close to home.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s specialists have been providing outstanding cardiovascular care to South Bay residents in our state-of-the-art facilities for years. Now, our partnership with Cedars-Sinai – that includes access to their world-renowned cardiovascular team – means the services we offer have expanded even further.

In addition to the full range of cardiovascular services offered by Torrance Memorial specialists, members of the Cedars-Sinai cardiovascular team are now available to provide on-site, in-person care at Torrance Memorial. If you require advanced heart and vascular care, our team will work collaboratively with Cedars-Sinai specialists to diagnose and treat your condition.

Torrance Memorial patients will also have the option to participate in clinical trials offered at Cedars-Sinai, providing South Bay patients with expanded access to innovative cardiovascular treatments years before they become available to the public. In many cases, patients can remain at Torrance Memorial – and close to home and family – while receiving care from Cedars-Sinai’s renowned cardiovascular experts.


Mission Statement

  • 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 patient outcomes.
  • 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 therapies.

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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