October 8, 1987
Torrance Memorial Hospital raised $50,000 at its annual fund-raising dinner Sept. 18 at the Torrance Marriott hotel, which featured singer Dionne Warwick and a 25-piece orchestra. The money will be used for the hospital's community services programs, including a breast examination training center, speakers bureau, support groups for cancer and burn patients, health seminars and services for the elderly and children. Most programs are free.
July 10, 1986
The cancer program at Torrance Memorial Hospital has been given three-year approval by the of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. The hospital said it received the highest possible rating for a non-teaching hospital from the commission, which was established to encourage hospitals to maintain equipment and staff to provide the best diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
November 1, 1987
The article by Katherine Dyar (Times, Oct. 18) on hospital volunteers was read with much interest by the men and women volunteers at Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center. We thought the article was a fine tribute to the special kind of spirit that motivates both men and women to become involved in this important work in our community. We congratulate our fellow volunteer, Forrest Nutter, on becoming the first male president of the Little Company of Mary Auxiliary, and we hope it will encourage other qualified men to explore the rewards of volunteering in all of our South Bay hospitals.
August 23, 1985
One man died and three others were burned, two critically, in an explosion at Omega Marine Boat Yard in Wilmington. Los Angeles Police Lt. Mike Markulis said three of the men were welding in the hold of a 100-foot schooner when the accident occurred. A colleague pulled out the three injured men, suffering minor burns on the hands. His name was not disclosed. Richard Neal, 40, was taken to St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, where he died.
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July 20, 1989
A spokeswoman for Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center said Wednesday that the hospital is not planning to close its burn center. The statement comes a day after Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana said that he would ask his colleagues to increase lobbying in Sacramento to raise funds to pay for treating uninsured burn patients.
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January 3, 1996
For the third consecutive year, Torrance Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. HCIA Inc., a Baltimore-based health care organization, began rating hospitals nationwide three years ago and Torrance Memorial has made the list each year. The organization judges hospitals on clinical, financial and operational performance. "We're a people business and we've been very successful at it," said George Graham, president of the 70-year-old hospital.