Team of Professionals


At the Torrance Memorial Certified Primary Stroke Care Center, providing the highest caliber of evidenced-based care takes an impressive team of professionals. The many complex aspects of a stroke injury require the professional collaboration of specially trained personnel for every stage of the patient's care, from diagnosis through recovery.

Torrance Memorial's Melanie and Richard Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute built the infrastructure for the Torrance Memorial Stroke Program by taking a multidisciplinary approach to stroke care, bringing together a team of healthcare professionals and building awareness throughout the hospital of the processes and protocols that help improve stroke care and encourage positive results. The Stroke Program includes members from nursing, rehabilitation services, medical staff, laboratory, cardiology and radiology. More than 30 nurses from a wide variety of areas within the hospital have been specially trained as "Stroke Champions"; their mission is to educate clinicians, other caregivers and patients and family members on the most effective treatments for stroke, effective rehabilitation techniques and preventive measures.

Torrance Memorial TeleStroke Program

Patients are assessed, diagnosed and treated faster and more effectively than ever before at Torrance Memorial. Through TeleStroke, a video-conferencing technology enable specialists at Cedars-Sinai to communicate with Torrance Memorial’s ER team to examine the patient, interpret brain images, confirm the diagnosis and provide recommendations just as if they were at the bedside.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Stroke Center Team


Nursing, Medical Staff and Ancillary Support

  • Stroke Champion Nurses
  • Stroke Coordinator
  • Occupational, Physical, Speech and Recreational Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Neurovascular Technicians
  • Dieticians

Psycho-Social Support

Young Stroke Survivor

Jesse Turner credits healthcare team among greatests in his recovery.