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Newsweek Names Torrance Memorial Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

TORRANCE, Calif., April 2, 2019 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been recognized by Newsweek as part of its inaugural list of World’s Best Hospitals 2019. Torrance Memorial ranked as the 38th best hospital in the nation, eighth best in California and the highest ranking non-academic hospital in the United States, according to the listing.

The rankings are based on three data sources: 1) recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospital managers, health care professionals); 2) results from patient surveys; and 3) key performance indicators (quality and safety metrics gathered by leading independent health care oversight organizations).

Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop a groundbreaking ranking of the world’s best hospitals. For the recommendations, Statista collaborated with GeoBlue and invited tens of thousands of doctors, hospital managers and other health care professionals to take part in an online survey, which was included in the hospital ranking methodology.

The list was published online and in the March 29 issue of Newsweek magazine https://www.newsweek.com/best-hospitals-2019/united-states.

“This is a tremendous honor and testament that our entire organization is committed to providing our community the highest quality care available without having to leave the South Bay,” Craig Leach, president and CEO of Torrance Memorial Medical Center said. “We have made remarkable strides and this recognition demonstrates we are on the right track and viewed as a leader during what is one of the greatest periods of change within the health care industry.”

Torrance Memorial has a 94-year-history of treating patients in the community. It has since grown to become the largest hospital in the South Bay. With more than 900 physicians on staff crossing more than 70 specialty areas of medicine, Torrance Memorial offers an extensive integrated system of medical and health services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care.

Torrance Memorial has made an ongoing commitment to investing in improvement of its facilities and technology. In the last decade, support from the South Bay donor community has helped Torrance Memorial markedly raise its game.

Recent examples include:

  • The seven-story, $480 million Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower completed in 2014
  • A $40 million renovation of the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Tower that includes a pediatric/young adult pavilion, a new mother/baby unit and an eating disorders program
  • The soon-to-be-completed Hunt Cancer Center, a 37,000-square-foot facility, designed to consolidate and strengthen cancer care in the South Bay
  • A new Level III neonatal intensive care unit featuring all private rooms to care for health-challenged infants
  • A telestroke partnership with Cedars-Sinai to provide immediate, 24/7 access to stroke specialists
  • A state-of-the-art hybrid operating room used for advanced, minimally invasive cardiac procedures
  • 414 private acute care rooms

Through its recent partnership with Cedars-Sinai, patients have also gained access to an even larger network of sub specialists. These experts, whose specialties include cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and cancer treatment, are now extending their practices to Torrance Memorial’s South Bay campus. This provides the community better access to clinical trials and the latest developments in medical research.

About Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 512-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial Medical Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing program has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Torrance Memorial as 21st best hospital for 2018-19 in California and the 10th best in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. For more information, please visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org.

CONTACT: Colleen Farrell, Manager, Marketing and Communications