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Community Benefit

Community access to quality health care services has been a top priority for Torrance Memorial for more than 95 years. We evaluate the needs of our community on an on-going basis and plan for the future according to those needs. In keeping with our strategic mission, our Board-level Community Benefit Committee regularly reviews the medical center's Community Needs Assessment and makes recommendations that are the basis for this report.

Remaining strong and stable for the future is our foremost goal. We want to make certain that our community can continue to turn to us for the outstanding health services and vital community programs that have distinguished Torrance Memorial Medical Center since 1925. Keeping this care accessible to all is important to us as well.

Community Benefit programs must meet the following criteria:

  • Respond to a public health need
  • Involve education or research that improves overall community health
  • Respond to needs of special populations
  • Supply services or programs that would likely be discontinued if the decision was made solely on a financial basis because they operate at a financial loss

Estimated Economic Value of Community Benefit

Provided by Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Fiscal Year 2021​

Community Benefit Categories Net Benefit
Charity Care/Financial Assistance $4,741,352
Unpaid Costs of Medi-Cal $16,160,618
Education and Research $1,606,285
Other for the Broader Community $3,651,697
Total Community Benefit Provided Excluding Unpaid Costs of Medicare $26,159,952
Unpaid Costs of Medicare $81,389,264
Total Quantifiable Community Benefit $107,549,216

Annual Community Benefit Plan

Community Health Needs Assessment


Public Access Defibrillator Program

As part of our service to the community, we provide Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) for our Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program. Here is a complete list of sites that we provide AED's to in our community:

  • Bartlett Center
  • Palos Verdes High School
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
  • Torrance High School
  • South High School
  • West High School
  • North High School
  • Chadwick School
  • YMCA- Torrance
  • El Camino College
  • South Bay Children's Center - Torrance, Redondo Beach
  • Palos Library District- Miraleste, Malaga Cove and Palos Verdes branches
  • Palos Verdes Intermediate School
  • Rancho Vista Elementary School
  • Ridgecrest Intermediate School
  • Miraleste Intermediate School
  • ARC Development Center- Vermont and Rosecrans
  • Pointe Vicente Elementary School
  • Vista Grande Elementary School
  • Silver Spur Elementary
  • Point Vicente School
  • Rolling Hills Prep
  • Chevron
  • Torrance Memorial C.H.A.N.G.E. Program
  • Torrance Memorial Cardiothoracic Surgery Center
  • Torrance Memorial - Breast Diagnostic Center
  • Joint Venture, Urgent Care Center - Manhattan Beach
  • Riviera Elementary School
  • South Bay Children's Health Center - Gardena
  • Kurt Shery Continuation High School
  • Richardson Middle School
  • Lunada Bay Elementary School

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