Caring for Our Future

The Pat and Ellen Theodora Pediatric and Young Adult Pavilion at Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers a full range of medical services for our pediatric to young adult patients.

  • 13 licensed, all-private pediatric beds in a child-friendly environment

  • Highly skilled and specialized nurses with certification and expertise in caring for children

  • Pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists available around the clock

  • Miller Children's Hospital Pediatricians available for inpatient care

  • A certified Child Life Specialist who provides pre-operative education for children

  • Room service meals

  • Rooms equipped with Interactive TVs which includes patient education, movies, games and music

  • Nintendo Fun Centers, iPads, and virtual reality glasses available upon request

  • Overnight accommodations & special recliner chairs for parent

  • An inpatient playroom managed by our Child Life Specialist, who also oversees developmentally appropriate activities as well as distraction therapy for procedures

  • A medical stabilization unit for eating disorders with a multidisciplinary team approach led by expert clinicians for this specialized population

Pediatric Emergency Services

The Torrance Memorial Emergency Department is our front line for pediatric emergencies. All of our Emergency Department nurses are specially trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and are able to stabilize and transport our pediatric patients if necessary.

Pediatric Burn Center

Torrance Memorial offers one of only three Burn Centers in Los Angeles County who care for critically burned children, many of whom are on respirators. The Burn Center's Total Care teams include a physical therapist, occupational therapist and social worker that attend to these patients. Working in conjunction with the hospital's Child Life Specialist, staff members in the Burn Center not only provide medical care, but also provide burn prevention education for parents and family members.

Torrance Loves Children (TLC), Sick Child Care Program

There are occasions when you cannot stay home with your sick child but want the comfort of knowing that he or she is being cared for by compassionate, qualified health care professionals. You can entrust your child's care to Torrance Memorial's TLC, our sick child care program designed to provide working parents with a comfortable and safe option for their mildly ill child.

  • Supervised by pediatric nursing staff
  • Open M-F 7AM-11:30 PM
  • Only $4 per hour (plus $1.50 per meal)
  • Children up to age 12 are eligible
  • Pre-registration and proof of current immunizations required

We're sorry but we cannot accept children who have been recently exposed to a communicable disease, such as, chicken pox, measles, mumps, or who exhibit symptoms of these diseases. There may be further restrictions during the flu season.


Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Hunt Tower, 3rd floor
M-F 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Reservation Required

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