Written by Lisa Buffington
In March 2022, Torrance Memorial will open a new, multi-specialty, family-centered
medical complex in El Segundo. Located at 2110 E. El Segundo Blvd, the
42,000-square-foot complex will expand access to Torrance Memorial’s
award-winning care beyond the South Bay and into the growing communities
of El Segundo, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Gardena.
The state-of-the-art medical complex is designed to meet the comprehensive
health care needs of every member of the family, providing adult and pediatric
primary and specialty care services, urgent care, outpatient imaging and
laboratory services, endoscopy care and more.
“By bringing a range of services together in one location, we are
hoping to make the health care experience as pleasant, efficient and easily
accessible as possible,” said Heidi Assigal, vice president of business
and operations for Torrance Memorial Physician Network. “Every detail
of the complex — from access to physician suites to waiting areas
to the layout, colors and art — has been designed with patient comfort
and convenience in mind.”
Features of the complex include:
Patients who are experiencing an injury, acute illness or another condition
that requires prompt, non-emergency care, can receive efficient diagnosis
and treatment at Torrance Memorial Physician Network Urgent Care. The
6,000-square-foot Urgent Care suite features:
- Three providers
- Seven exam rooms
- Two procedure rooms
- Integrated x-ray access
- Blood draw station
“Our Urgent Care Center can also assist people in getting established
with a primary physician if they don’t already have one,”
Patients can receive comprehensive preventive, acute and chronic condition
treatment in our spacious primary care suite, which can include up to
six providers and 14 exam rooms.
“Featuring multiple intake areas and easy-access pathways, this efficient,
well-designed space will minimize wait time and maximize quality time
with your health care provider,” said Assigal.
Additionally, all office suites and staff workspaces are state-of-the-art
and designed to promote efficiency, allowing team members to deliver a
smoother patient care experience.
Digestive Care Clinic and Endoscopy Center
The Digestive Care Clinic and Endoscopy Center provide a full range of
preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic care for conditions of the digestive
tract. Patients can schedule office visits in the Digestive Care Clinic,
while procedures such as colonoscopies and upper endoscopies are performed
in the 6,000-square-foot onsite Endoscopy Center.
Specialty Physician Clinics
Torrance Memorial’s El Segundo Medical Complex will include specialty
physician practices affiliated with Torrance Memorial, including:
- Pediatrics, for two providers and six exam rooms
- Obstetrics/gynecology, for three providers and eight exam rooms
- Endocrinology, pulmonology, oncology and other specialties, with space
for five providers and 12 exam rooms
Additional specialty offices include:
- COR Cardiology
- Association of South Bay Surgeons
- Digestive Care Consultants
- Beach Cities ENTS
- South Bay Gastroenterology
- Gynecologic Oncology Associates
“We have a talented group of experienced adult and pediatric primary
care and specialty physicians who bring a wealth of knowledge and are
enthusiastic about being part of a project to expand Torrance Memorial’s
services to El Segundo and the surrounding communities,” said Assigal.
Ease of Access
Conveniently located off the 405 on El Segundo Blvd, the El Segundo complex
is easy to find and easy to access.
“Free adjacent parking will make it easy for patients to pull up,
park and get into their physician’s office,” said Assigal.
“The points of entry and exit to the facility are convenient and
navigating GPS directions is simple.”
Well -Planned Design
The El Segundo Medical Complex features office suites that allow for safe
distancing in waiting rooms, common areas, staff spaces and patient care
areas — meaning there is no reason for patients to delay care over
concerns about physical safety and social distancing.
“The pandemic validated the need to have well-planned spaces and
reinforced the strength of the facility’s design,” said Assigal.
“If necessary, these spaces will allow us to pivot or modify operations
to meet extra demands of a high-pandemic care model so people can feel
physically safe while receiving critical health care services.”
In addition to x-ray imaging services, the El Segundo Medical Complex will
also feature on-site, state-of-the-art CT and ultrasound technology.
The physicians and team members at the El Segundo Medical Complex are looking
forward to welcoming members of the community to their new facility.
“As we learn more about El Segundo and the surrounding communities,
we will be looking at new opportunities to address health care and health
education needs,” said Assigal. “This is the community’s
health care center, and we want to make sure it is meeting the community’s
evolving and expanding needs.”