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Accreditations & Awards

Delivering Quality Healthcare to the South Bay

Newsweek 2022 Best Hospitals

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Top 1% Ranked Hospital in the Nation by Newsweek | Ranked #5 in LA Region and #11 in California by U.S. News & World Report

Torrance Memorial is leading the way in the South Bay for expert care, ranking among the best hospitals in California and the nation. One of our most focused activities is on continuous measurement and improvement of our services.

Joint Commission

joint commission gold sealThe Joint Commission is an independent non-profit organization which accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality. Additionally, accreditation is required to participate in the CMS program, as well as most major health insurers and HMO providers. Joint Commission accredited organizations can also earn certification for programs devoted to chronic diseases and conditions. Torrance Memorial has received Joint Commission accreditation in the following areas:

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Home Health, Hospice & Home-Based Palliative Care
  • Inpatient Diabetes Care
  • Clinical Lab & Blood Bank

Magnet Designated

Magnet logoThe Magnet Recognition Program® is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world. It recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes, and is comprised of various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care.

U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #5 in LA Region and #11 in California

US News and World Report Best Hospitals logoTorrance Memorial Medical Center has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2021-22 for the tenth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 3% in the state. Torrance Memorial moved up a spot to the 11th highest ranking hospital for overall hospital quality in the state of California and moved to up in ranking to 5th in the Los Angeles region. Torrance Memorial also ranked High Performing in seven specialties and high performing in 16 of 17 areas for procedures and conditions:


  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Urology

Conditions & Procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.


Top 1% Hospital in the Nation

Newsweek Worlds Best HospitalsTorrance Memorial Medical Center has been recognized by Newsweek as part of its list of World’s Best Hospitals 2022. This year, Torrance Memorial moved up eight points to rank as the 39th best hospital in the nation, 10th best in California and places Torrance Memorial in the top elite 150-250 hospitals in the world.

Newsweek Worlds Best HospitalsOut of the thousands of qualified organizations in the world, Torrance Memorial earned this distinction in the United States and the state of California. Torrance Memorial is pleased to be recognized as one of Newsweek’s 2022 list of the World’s Best Hospitals.

The Torrance Memorial Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute has also been recognized as Newsweek’s list of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 in the field of Cardiology.

Specialty Awards & Accreditation

Get With the Guidelines logo

AHA Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Honor Roll

Get With the Guidelines logo

AHA Get with the Guidelines - Receiving Gold Plus

Get With the Guidelines logo

AHA Get with the Guidelines - Resuscitation Gold

Get With the Guidelines logo

AHA Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite

Commission on Cancer logo

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program


National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

ENA lantern award

Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award

Primary Stroke Center logo

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

Guardian of Excellence award

Press Ganey 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award

ACR logo

ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

American Burn Association Logo

American Burn Association Accreditation

Blood Bank logo

American Association of Blood Banks

Blue Distinction Center Logo

Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center - Bariatric Surgery

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Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center - Knee and Hip Replacement

Blue Distinction Center Logo

Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center - Spine Surgery

Cribs for Kids logo

Cribs for Kids National Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital

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Baby-Friendly USA Designation


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Center

Aetna Institutes of Quality Logo

Aetna Institutes of Quality - Bariatric Surgery

PRISM Award logo

AMSN Prism Award

AACN Beacon Award

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award of Excellence

Lung Cancer Alliance logo

Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence

NICHE logo

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Member

restorix clinical distinction logo

RestorixHealth Wound Center Recognition - Clinical Distinction

CDPH Antimicrobial logo

CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections Program - Antimicrobial Stewardship Honor Roll

South Bay's Best logo

South Bay's Best Hospital, Urgent Care, Medical Group, Cancer Center and Knee Center