Studies have shown that people do not remember all of the instructions
given to them during hospital discharge. This can affect your ability
to recover fully and lead to further hospitalization.
That’s why the Torrance Memorial Health System created the
Care Coordination Center (CCC). The center provides patients going home from the hospital with a 45 to
60 minute visit to go over discharge instructions with a doctor or nurse
Tauseef Haider, M.D., a Board Certified Internal Medicine doctor and/or a nurse practitioner,
as well as a nutritionist and a pharmacist will see you. The visit includes
a detailed review of discharge instructions, pending labs, imaging studies,
cultures and pathology reports. The office visit also includes an in-depth
review of medications to promote drug safety and compliance.
Together these experts will answer your questions and help coordinate your
follow up visits to specialists and physicians. Some patients may also
receive a referral for
Torrance Home Health Services or Hospice. The CCC team eventually transitions your care back to your primary care
The CCC also offers compassionate palliative care to patients with cancer
and other advanced illnesses.
Visits to the center are by referral only. Your hospitalist, primary care
physician, oncologist or another specialist can refer you. You can also
call the Care Coordination Center with questions at 310-784-8713.