About UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Santa Monica's first hospital was founded in 1926 by two local
physicians - Drs. William S. Mortensen and August B. Hromadka. In
1995, the hospital became part of UCLA Health.
Today, the newly rebuilt Santa Monica campus of UCLA Health
encompasses the operations of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica;
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital; the UCLA Rape Treatment
Center; and a unit of
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
The campus provides the full continuum of services, from neonatal
intensive care to geriatric medicine, in a welcoming and
technologically advanced facility.
World-class Patient Care
The Santa Monica campus is a cornerstone of UCLA Health,
featuring 265 inpatient beds and providing a holistic, caring,
- Pediatric patients receive unparalleled care and treatment in
- 25-bed Pediatrics Unit, Santa Monica's only inpatient
unit for children
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit providing high-tech,
high-touch care for premature newborns and other high-risk
Nethercutt Emergency Center serves more than 40,000 patients
- fastER, a fast-track service for minor injuries and
illnesses that treats patients within 75 minutes
- Onsite 64-slice CT Scanner that rapidly generates
high-quality images and minimizes patient transport to
diagnose stroke, chest pain, etc.
- Designated the only "Emergency Department Approved for
Pediatrics" in Santa Monica.
- Laboratory located below the emergency center contains nearly
9,000 square feet of space with the latest chemistry, hematology
and blood-bank analyzers. The lab features a tube carrier system
to quickly transmit blood samples and other specimens.
- Mothers deliver more than 1,500 babies a year at The
BirthPlace, Santa Monica, one of Southern California's most
comprehensive and modern maternity centers. The BirthPlace
features comfortable, home-like labor-and-delivery and postpartum
rooms, exceptional nursing care, the latest in technology and a
wide range of maternity classes to help moms-to-be and families
make a smooth transition to parenthood.
- The UCLA
Rape Treatment Center (RTC) is a national model for the
treatment of sexually abused adults and children. Experts offer
comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims and
their families, including 24-hour emergency medical care,
forensic examinations, crisis intervention, long-term
professional counseling, advocacy and accompaniment services. The
RTC is the only facility in Los Angeles, and one of the few in
the country, where sexual assault victims can receive all of the
services they need in one place, 24 hours a day.
UCLA Medical Building, located at 1223 16th Street,
features eight operating rooms, two radiation oncology
suites, a pharmacy and clinical offices for several Department
of Medicine practices, including allergy, inflammatory bowel
diseases, digestive diseases, pulmonary medicine, sleep
medicine and nephrology. The 50,000-square-foot building is the
health system's first to be designated as LEED Gold for
- Cancer care is provided in a 26-bed, dedicated Oncology
Unit that combines the latest treatments and a healing
environment with highly skilled professionals to achieve the best
- UCLA Radiology performs state-of-the-art imaging services in
several locations throughout the Santa Monica campus. The Barbara
Kort Women's Imaging Center provides mammography and other
imaging services in
a spa-like setting designed for women.
The Alliance with Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
UCLA and Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital joined in a strategic
alliance in 1998 that led to the Orthopaedic Institute being
built as part of the new hospital campus. The facility features
an outpatient clinic for adult orthopaedics, the Luskin
Children's Clinic for pediatric orthopaedics, administrative and
faculty offices, a library and museum-style display cases.
Orthopaedic Hospital also provides outpatient services at a
clinic in downtown Los Angeles. All inpatient care is provided in
Healing by Design
Spacious corridors, an abundance of natural light, soft hues and
private rooms with comfortable sleep chairs await patients and
families at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Designed by
prominent architect Robert A.M. Stern in conjunction with CO
Architects, the design of the hospital incorporates the modified
Northern Italianate architecture of original buildings on the
UCLA campus with the casual Mediterranean style typical of Santa
More than 25 percent of the new campus is dedicated to green and
open spaces, including the 18,000-square-foot Harman Garden
Plaza, where patients, visitors and staff can enjoy fresh air,
sunshine and ocean breezes. (Take
a virtual tour of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica)
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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(424) 259-6000 Hospital information
Netthercutt Emergency Center Entrance:
1255 15th Street
(424) 259-8400 Emergency dept.
1225 15th Street
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