Back in 1925 Jared Sydney Torrance founded Torrance Memorial Medical Center in the southern California town that also bears his name (also known as the South Bay of Los Angeles). The not-for-profit medical center complex now includes 400 beds, clinical research facilities, cancer, and cardiology care, It also operates a skilled nursing facility. It is one of three burn centers in Los Angeles. The medical center reaches beyond its walls and into the community with hospice care and home health care. It also provides nursing residency programs, and staffing support services to physicians offices in the area.
In order to accommodate the area's growing population and increasing need for medical services the hospital is building a new tower featuring private rooms, new medical technologies, more beds and space and a modernized design. It houses seven stories, more than 250 private rooms, and about 20 surgical and interventional treatment rooms. The tower has become necessary with five area-hospital closures in recent years. It is expected to open in late 2015. – less