Mission & History: Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center whose purpose is to provide quality health care services, predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Under the governance of a community-based board of trustees, Torrance Memorial serves the public interest by: Improving the community health within the scope and expertise of its resources Offering the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner Maintaining long-term stability in order to assure its strength and viability for the benefit of the community. Founded by Jared Sydney Torrance in 1925, the medical center offers general acute care services and serves as one of the only three burn centers in Los Angeles County. With approximately 2,700 employees, Torrance Memorial is one of the South Bay's largest employers. The hospital's medical staff includes 900 physicians, while the volunteer corps embraces more than 600 members. As the South Bay's first hospital, Torrance Memorial was relocated to its present site in 1971. Over the years the medical center has continually grown and expanded to meet the community's health care needs. Our Vision: To be First among Southern California hospitals in quality care, patient service, community support and employee pride. Our Beliefs: The Medical Center Board of Trustees endorses the following set of beliefs which guide the delivery of patient services and the medical center's relationship with patients, physicians, employees and the community.