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When your child is in need of hospitalization, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance provides unmatched care in a family-friendly and child-centered environment.

Our pediatric unit is specially designed with age-appropriate medical equipment and staffed with caring nurses and medical personnel trained to meet the unique needs of developing children and adolescents.

Our pediatric team strives to treat our young patients in a holistic manner, both medically and psychologically. We believe in working as a team to keep you informed and involved in your child's care, helping you play an active role in your child’s healing and wellbeing.

In order to comfort our young patients and help them see the foreign hospital environment as something familiar and less intimidating, we involve parents in every activity, from feeding and diaper changes, to playtime and cuddling.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center has the essential resources in place to meet the emergency needs of seriously ill and injured children.

Our emergency department has been certified as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. In order to meet these rigorous pediatric emergency care standards, our emergency department features:

  • Board-certified emergency department physicians
  • Nurses and technicians specially trained in pediatric emergency care
  • Staffing provision for pediatric consultation to support pediatric emergency care services
  • Availability of essential pediatric equipment, supplies and medications
  • Implementation of protocols for the treatment of the abused child, critically injured children and those children requiring transfer to a specialized care center
  • Incorporation of pediatrics into quality improvement and educational activities

We staff board-certified pediatricians as hospitalists within our pediatric unit. They work in partnership with emergency physicians, referring pediatricians, surgeons and sub-specialists during a child’s hospitalization.

Available 24 hours a day, these pediatric hospitalists oversee all inpatient care including:

  • Admission
  • Physical exams
  • Initial orders
  • Tests
  • Daily evaluations
  • Coordination of procedures
  • Stabilization and transport of critically ill patients
  • Outpatient specialty appointments

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