Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital Medical Center Torrance is a designated Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). All our emergency physicians are trained to meet the needs of children. In addition, we provide specialty-trained Pediatric Emergency Physicians seven days a week - weekdays from 6 pm until 2 am and expanded hours from 10 am to 3 am. on weekends and most holidays. We also have Pediatric Hospitalist Physicians on staff who are available to admit our pediatric patients and will work in partnership with the pediatrician to coordinate and oversee their care during hospitalization. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is committed to providing the highest quality pediatric care in a child-friendly environment. Our Emergency Department has designated pediatric rooms equipped with specialized equipment, enabling our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians to treat our young patients. To help comfort our youngest patients, we have a library of children's DVDs to help sooth and occupy our pediatric patients who require extended medical evaluations.
All Providence Emergency Department nurses are certified in advanced pediatric life support and receive ongoing pediatric emergency education.