Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals

June 11, 2014

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance was named this week to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals -- the only Southern California hospital on the national list and one of just two in California.

Hospitals named to the annual list were selected for quality of care and service to their communities. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, honored by Becker’s for the second consecutive year, was noted in particular for its Primary Stroke Center, its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which features private rooms to encourage family bonding, and for being named for the past three years to Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals list.

“We are a hospital built and supported by our community and we are so proud to be recognized for the service we provide our South Bay neighbors,” said Liz Dunne, the hospital’s chief executive. “I applaud our physicians, nurses and all our caregivers for living our tradition of excellence and compassion for all of our patients and their families.”

Since 2102, Truven Health Analytics has named the Torrance not-for-profit Catholic hospital to its 100 Top Hospital list. Truven evaluates hospital performance in 10 key areas including mortality, adherence to clinical standards, medical complications, patient safety and satisfaction and post-discharge mortality. Hospitals that receive this award have set national benchmark standards for the highest performance in the nation, reflecting reliability as quality providers of health care to patients and the community.

In January, Healthgrades, a consumer source for hospital quality ratings, recognized Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance – and four other Providence Southern California hospitals – among the winners of its Distinguished Hospitals Award for Clinical Excellence.

The Becker’s editorial team analyzed information, recognitions and rankings from a variety of industry sources, including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and The Joint Commission. Hospitals named to the list have fewer than 550 patient beds and minimal teaching programs.

Community hospitals are a critical component to the American healthcare continuum, according to Becker’s. These hospitals often are the anchors of health and employment within their communities, providing patients with top-quality care close to home. They have demonstrated commitments to the health of their local population through clinical excellence, community involvement and various other efforts.

Established in 1960, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has 436 beds, approximately 2,000 employees and 900 physicians on staff.

Parent organization Providence Health & Services is dedicated to living its Mission of outreach to the poor and vulnerable. To that end, the Southern California Region contributed more than $183 million in charity care and community outreach in 2012, more than $66 million of that total in the South Bay communities.

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on hospitals' accolades, quality of care and services provided to their patient populations.