Expert Care in Pediatrics

The Ellen & Pat Theodora Pediatrics and Young Adult Pavilion at Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers a full range of pediatric services for our younger patients in addition to young adults.

  • 13 licensed, all-private pediatric beds in a child-friendly environment
  • Highly skilled and specialized nurses with certification and expertise in caring for children
  • Many pediatric sub-specialists working with the pediatric team
  • Rooms equipped with Interactive TVs which includes patient education, information, movies and music
  • Nintendo Fun Stations available upon request
  • Overnight accommodations for parents
  • An inpatient playroom managed by our Child Life Specialist, who also oversees occupational activities and distraction therapy in the treatment room
  • A medical stabilization unit for eating disorders with a multidisciplinary team approach led by expert clinicians for this specialized population
  • Our Child Life Specialist provides per-operative education for children
  • Pediatricians available around the clock and work closely with registered nurses and the Child Life Specialist in caring for your child
  • Pediatricians from Miller Children's Hospital are available for inpatient care

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.

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.

Torrance Loves Children (TLC), Sick Child Care Program

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 sick child care program designed to provide working parents with a comfortable 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 of all ages are eligible
  • Preregistration 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.


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

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