The Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute measures quality of care by how safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable our care is. The results tracked at the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute include mortality, procedure success and survival rates, complication rates, patient satisfaction, and compliance with evidence-based processes. We continually collect and analyze data, monitor results and compare them to national benchmarks. This drives performance improvement efforts that continue to make Torrance Memorial a recognized leader for cardiovascular care.

Key Acheivements By Program

Heart Failure

  • 96 percent compliance with the American Heart Association’s best practice guidelines for heart failure care
  • 17.4 percent decrease in readmission rates and 54.3 percent decrease in mortality rates since 2016


  • 59-minute median “door-to-balloon” time for heart attack care – the fastest in the South Bay, and in the top 25 percent in the United States
  • 25.5 percent decrease in mortality rates and 17.2 percent decrease in readmission rates since 2015
  • Nearly 100 percent of PCI procedures performed using radial artery access
  • 2019 Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus Recognition Award

Surgical Care

  • Used the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to bypass the left anterior descending (LAD) artery in 100 percent of CABG procedures during the past four years
  • 146 percent increase in the use of a radial artery grafts during CABG procedures since 2015
  • 0.37 observed-over-expected (O/E) ratio for mortality, which is lower than the national average
  • Used a radial artery graft in 44.3 percent of CABG procedures in 2017, which exceeds the national average for non-teaching hospitals by nearly 40 percent

Structural Heart and Valve Program

  • More than 100 TAVR procedures performed since 2014


  • 40 percent increase year over year 2016-2017

Clinical Trials Program

  • 35 studies conducted and published in peer-reviewed medical journals

Community Programs

  • Delivered school-based nutrition and lifestyle curriculum called Healthy Ever After to approximately 10,000 students in 16 elementary schools and 300 parent docents

Awards and Recognition

Heart Failure

  • American Heart Association Honor Roll Recipient – 2016 and 2017
  • 2020 AHA/Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus Award for Excellence in Heart Failure Care – the program’s highest distinction
  • 2021-22 U.S. News and World Report High Performing Hospital


  • Gold Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry as part of their ACTION Registry® – GWTG™ program
  • 2020 AHA/Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Award for Excellence in Resuscitation

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