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Fall 2011

UCLA Health System Unveils New Santa Monica Campus


VS-Fall11-Santa Monica CampusUCLA Health unveiled its new Santa Monica Campus at a series of celebratory events, including a formal dedication ceremony and community sneak preview, in September. Plans call for the new medical center to open for patient care in January 2012. The new buildings will replace all but the Merle Norman Pavilion on the existing campus. Key features of the new campus include:

  • The Orthopaedic Institute providing both adult and pediatric services
  • A 22-bed adult and pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • A 26-bed inpatient Pediatrics Unit
  • Six state-of-the-art operating rooms, bringing the total to 16
  • 266 beds, most in private rooms

Several key services opened in a previous phase, including the Nethercutt Emergency Center, The BirthPlace maternity center, Neonatal ICU and dedicated Oncology Unit.

The hospital has remained open throughout construction of these new facilities.

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