Health and Wellness
Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center became Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008 with the opening in a new 10-story structure (eight above the ground) that takes hospital design to a new level. The latest medical advances are provided in a welcoming environment filled with light and open spaces to enhance wellness and promote healing. Situated on four acres on the UCLA campus, the 520-bed hospital encompasses Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. This was one of the first total replacement hospital projects to be built with the latest California seismic safety requirements. With 11 inpatient rehabilitation beds, 23 operating rooms and 1,050,000 square feet of space, it accepts 44,466 emergency room patients annually and ranks as the No. 1 medical center in the Western United States and No. 5 in the country in U.S. News & Report’s Best Hospitals survey.

Located just north of Los Angeles in Burbank, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with its 446 licensed beds is the second largest hospital serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Founded in 1943 by the Sisters of Providence, Providence Saint Joseph is known for its state-of-the-art technology and high-quality, compassionate care. The hospital’s 2,500 employees, volunteers, Guild members and 600-plus physicians share a commitment to provide quality care for all.

St. Mary Medical Center first was founded in August 1923 to serve the health care needs of Long Beach and the surrounding communities. Today, the hospital continues to deliver quality medical services and programs with a commitment is to provide compassionate care, expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment to the diverse population it serves. A certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, St. Mary was recognized as a Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2010–2013 and ranked by HealthGrades in the Top 5 percent nationwide for Excellence in Emergency Medicine and Patient Safety. The 389-bed nonprofit center is the only Long Beach hospital with all private acute care patient rooms and is the only Disaster Resource Center (DRC) that has an island, airport and port under its jurisdiction. With more than 600 dedicated physicians and 1,450 total employees, St. Mary offers a balance of leading technology and quality care delivered with dignity.

For more than 80 years, the 401-bed Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers leadership, volunteers and staff have come from the local South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. 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 1,000 members.

—Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services aims to improve health through leadership, service and education with services and state-of-the-art strategies for improving the health of all Angelenos. The Department of Health Services (DHS) provides acute and rehabilitative patient care, trains physicians and other health care clinicians and conducts patient care-related research. DHS operates four hospitals, including some of the nation’s premier academic medical centers through their affiliations with the University of Southern California School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition, DHS operate six comprehensive health centers and multiple health centers throughout the Los Angeles County, many in partnership with private, community-based providers. The following are the area’s three largest.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a 538-bed acute-care facility, owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles and affiliated with the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry. The medical center has been providing health care service to the Greater South Bay community since 1946 through its inpatient, emergency and ambulatory care programs. As a major teaching hospital and acute-care facility, Harbor-UCLA also provides 24-hour emergency services for acute medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetrics/gynecology and psychiatric problems and has earned designation as a Level I Trauma Center.

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho) has more than 50 years of experience providing quality care for persons with physical disabilities. Rancho is renowned internationally in the field of medical rehabilitation and consistently ranked in the top Rehabilitation Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of the largest comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the United States, licensed for 395 beds to provide patient care services through a patient’s recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Rancho cares for approximately 4,000 inpatients and conducts 78,000 outpatient visits annually. The medical staff is composed of physicians and dentists representing the major medical, surgical and dental specialties required for the care of the catastrophically disabled.

The Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in East Los Angeles is one of the nation’s largest public hospitals and the largest medical training centers. Annually, the hospital treats close to 800,000 patients, delivers 10,000 babies, treats 250,000 people in its emergency room, treats about half of all AIDS and Sickle Cell patients in Southern California and handles 5,000 outpatient visitors per day. It provides more than 28 percent of Los Angele County trauma care, operates one of the three burn centers in the county and has one of the few Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Southern California. The medical staff includes 450 full-time faculty physicians, 900 interns and residents and 1,500 other physicians. It is licensed for 1,395 beds and budgeted to staff 745 beds.

   
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