The Torrance Memorial
Care Coordination Center (CCC) is a specialized ambulatory unit designed to provide timely, comprehensive
post-discharge care to complex high-risk patients. The CCC offers resources
to support a healthy transition back home and encourage timely communication
and follow-up with your primary care physician and specialist.
Who is the Care Coordination Center Team?
Our team consists of a supervising physician, Nurse Practitioner, Advance
Practice Pharmacist and a Registered Dietitian, all of whom work collaboratively
to offer comprehensive care.
What About My Primary Care Doctor?
The CCC functions as a step-down unit, providing the patient and their
families an additional layer or support to promote healing and wellness.
Once the patient's post-discharge goals to recovery are met, following
one or multiple visits, the CCC safely transitions patients back to their
primary care physician and specialists for future care.
Why Go to the Care Coordination Center?
The CCC also offers Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning.
The goal of Palliative Care is to improve the quality of life for both
the patient and the caregiver. It is a specialized type of care that is
focused on relieving symptoms and stress when dealing with serious illness.
Palliative Care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers,
chaplains and other specialists who are trained in this type of holistic approach.
Who can benefit from Palliative Care?
- Patients at any stage in their serious illness such as advanced cancer,
congestive heart failure, end stage renal disease, dementia, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, neurological diseases, HIV/AIDS, etc.
- Patients with uncontrolled symptoms such as cancer related pain, fatigue,
nausea, shortness of breath and other symptoms associated with serious illness.
- Patients and families who wish to discuss advance care planning (advance
care directive and/or POLST forms).
Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is the process of thinking, talking and deciding
about what matters most related to your healthcare decision making. Have
you thought about how you want to be cared for when you can no longer
take care of yourself? Or who to entrust with our important healthcare
Take the time now to plan for your healthcare future. To learn about Advance
Care Planning schedule an appointment with the CCC. The provider will help you:
- Understand your healthcare treatment options.
- Clarify your healthcare goals.
- Weigh your options about what kind of care and treatment you would want
or not want.
- Make decisions about whether you want to appoint a healthcare agent or
complete a healthcare directive.
- Communicate your wishes and any documents with your family, friends, and
Torrance Memorial Care Coordination Center
3640 Lomita Blvd Suite #106
Torrance, CA 90505