Participating Institutions

The UCLA Medical Center & The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Address: 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Since opening its doors in 1955, UCLA Medical Center has consistently been a healthcare innovator. Known worldwide for its pioneering technological contributions, including advancements in organ transplantation, cancer, heart, pediatrics and neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center year after year is ranked number one in the West by U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey of "America's Best Hospitals."

More than 300,000 people from Los Angeles, from across the country, and from around the world come to UCLA Medical Center each year to receive care from some of the world’s best healthcare providers. More than 120 of our physicians are cited in The Best Doctors in America, which is based on an extensive poll of thousands of medical specialists.

The collaboration of patient care, medical education and scientific research form the foundation of UCLA Medical Center. Each part of the triad enhances and enriches the other so that patients receive compassionate care based on the latest medical knowledge.

In 2008, UCLA opened the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a one million-plus square foot, 10-story structure, state-of-the-art health care facility with more than 600 beds that offers patients of all ages comprehensive care, from routine to highly specialized medical and surgical treatment. In addition, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center encompasses the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

Some factors that contribute to our top rankings are specialized intensive care units, state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient operating suites, a Level-1 trauma center, the latest diagnostic technology, and a high level of commitment from our dedicated and experienced staff of over 1,000 physicians and 3,500 nurses, therapists, technologists and support personnel.

Noted for the scope and quality of our specialty and subspecialty care, UCLA offers the same level of expertise in the primary care areas of internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Mission Statement: The mission of the UCLA Medical Center and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is to provide excellent patient care in support of the educational and scientific programs of the schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences.

The UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center

Address: 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Website: https://www.uclahealth.org/santa-monica/

The UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center is a 266-bed, evolving academic medical center with a longstanding tradition of community care. One of the two hospital campuses of UCLA Health System, the medical center features many outstanding clinical services, including its 24-hour Nethercutt Emergency Center.

The hospital recently completed a major rebuilding project to replace most of the existing facility with a new, state-of-the-art medical center offering optimal inpatient facilities, as well as the 16,000-squarefoot Nethercutt Emergency Center. The ER, which opened in 2007, features the latest technology and is designed to better serve the almost 40,000 patients who annually seek emergency treatment. The ER serves as Santa Monica's only "Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics" and is designated as a STEMI receiving center for heart-attack patients. It also features fastER, a fast-track service for minor injuries and illnesses.

As part of its commitment to the health and well-being of children, the UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center features Santa Monica's only inpatient pediatrics unit and pediatric ICU. 

VA West Los Angeles Healthcare System

Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073
Website: https://www.losangeles.va.gov/index.asp

The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center strives for excellence in patient care, research, and education. It provides a full spectrum of primary and tertiary inpatient and ambulatory care (acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation, extended care, mental health services, and home healthcare) to over one-million veterans residing in the primary service area of Los Angeles County, which has the largest concentration of veterans of any county in the United States. The comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services provided include a broad range of medical, surgical, and psychiatric care. The Internal Medicine subspecialties include cardiology, infectious diseases, gasteroenterology, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, allergy, and hematology/oncology. Major surgical subspecialties include orthopedics, urology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, plastics, ENT, podiatry, and cardiac surgery.

To complete the continuum of care, numerous geriatric and extended care services are offered. In addition to the Post-Acute care inpatient unit, there are two 120 bed nursing home care units located on the grounds and an active community nursing home program.

The Healthcare Center operates a 321 bed domiciliary that provides medical care in a therapeutic institutional environment to prepare veterans for re-entry into a community setting. 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Address: 1000 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502
Website: http://www.harbor-ucla.org/

The mission of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is to provide high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care through leadership in medical practice, education, and research. Services are provided through an integrated health care system to residents of Los Angeles County regardless of ability to pay.

Background
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center began as an Army medical facility for the Pacific Front during World War II. After the war, the Army sold the facility to the County of Los Angeles. Constructed in 1962, the present building replaced some of the cottages and barracks that once constituted the hospital. The Medical Center began its affiliation with the UCLA School of Medicine in 1951 and with the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1971.

The Medical Center Today
Today Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center with an NIH-funded General Clinical Research Center. The 72-acre facility is composed of the 8-story, 553-bed hospital, and a 52,000 square foot Primary Care and Diagnostic Center in addition to a complex of buildings, wooden barracks, and trailers. The on-campus Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, with an annual budget over 50 million dollars, provides extensive laboratory and administrative facilities for faculty investigators. Other buildings on the campus include the St. John's Cardiovascular Research Center, the Walter P. Martin Research Building, the Professional Office Building, the Imaging Center, and the A. F. Parlow Library of the Health Sciences. The total building space is approximately 1,000,000 square feet.

All of the approximately 300 full-time faculty as well as some of the more than 450 part-time and voluntary professional staff hold faculty appointments at the UCLA School of Medicine. They devote their time to the clinical care of the patients, research, and teaching at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The nearly 450 residents and fellows training at Harbor also contribute to these endeavors. The hospital sponsors 34 ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs, as well as other graduate medical training programs. The hospital also serves as a major training site for medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. 

Olive View Medical Center

Address: 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA 91342
Website: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/oliveview

Olive View opened on October 27, 1920 as the tuberculosis sanatorium for Los Angeles County, to relieve the overcrowding of TB patients at County General Hospital. Once TB could be cured, the census dropped dramatically. Olive View then evolved into an acute care hospital. The first open heart surgery in the San Fernando Valley and one of the first in Southern California was done successfully at Olive View Hospital in 1962.

In 1970, Olive View Hospital became Olive View Medical Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine. A new 888-bed hospital was dedicated in December 1970, only to be destroyed on February 9, 1971 by the 6.5 Sylmar earthquake. For the next sixteen years, Olive View served its patients through an interim facility at MidValley in Van Nuys.

On May 8, 1987 the new 377-bed-state-of-the-art replacement facility, built on the Sylmar site, opened. In 1992, Olive View incorporated UCLA in its name becoming Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. In May 1997, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center became a part of ValleyCare, a healthcare delivery system for the north San Fernando Valley. 

LAC+USC Medical Center

Address: 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/lacusc/

A partner of the Keck School of Medicine of USC since 1885, LAC+USC Medical Center is among the largest teaching hospitals in the country. Staffed by more than 450 full-time faculty of the Keck School and approximately 850 medical residents in training, LAC+USC services 50,000 inpatients and 750,000 outpatients annually. Among its specialized facilities and services is a state-ofthe-art burn center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Level I trauma service, an NIH-funded clinical research center and a HIV/AIDS outpatient center. 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Address: 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Website: https://www.chla.org/

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to more than 107,000 children each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the country’s premier teaching hospitals. In addition to being the pediatric training center for medical students at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932, CHLA is the founding hospital of the Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics as well as home to a vast array of internships, residencies and fellowship programs to support the training of tomorrow's caregivers.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides additional resident education and training in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery in a dedicated children’s’ hospital. It is one of the nation’s largest, most respected craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery centers with more than 6,500 patient visits and 1,500 surgeries annually, attracting patients from across the United States and internationally.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles surgeons care for children with a broad spectrum of conditions, including burns, cleft lip or palate, fused fingers, facial fractures, defects from tumor removal, dog bites, scarring from infections, severed fingers or other body parts and wounds. 

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Address: 7601 East Imperial Highway, Downey, California 90242
Website: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/rancho

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has over 50 years of experience providing quality care for persons with physical disabilities. In the 1950's, Rancho Los Amigos made its transition to rehabilitative care with the waning of the polio epidemic, refocusing the team treatment approach developed to address polio on the rehabilitation of persons with disabling injury and illness.

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is internationally renowned in the field of medical rehabilitation, consistently ranked in the top Rehabilitation Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. It is one of the largest comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the United States. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is licensed for 395 beds, providing service through over 20 Centers of Excellence. 

Pressure Ulcer Management

Unique to the West Coast, the Pressure Ulcer Management Program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is one of 25 Centers of Excellence for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The program consists of a team of experts that aggressively manages pressure ulcers, a potentially devastating disease that primarily occurs in patients that are bedridden or confined to a wheelchair. Our team of experts deals with the patient's total clinical picture to treat and correct predisposing factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers and prevent reoccurring ulcers. The program is a 25-bed unit serving patients with extensive pressure ulcers, infected hips and heterotopic ossification of the hip joints and pelvis.

Our innovative approach uses complex reconstructive/plastic surgery and specific clinical protocols to make this program well known nationally and internationally. The typical hospital stay is approximately 8 weeks. This allows sufficient time to achieve patient goals and enhance the quality of life for the long term. Post-operative protocols include the use of special beds, a gradual sitting program, medications, range of motion therapy and other targeted interventions (e.g., diet, dressings, and electrical stimulation). 

Kaiser Permanente - Woodland Hills

Address: 5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Website: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/southern-california

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 10.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California builds on more than 70 years of innovation and quality care to ensure that every member receives the best care possible. Kaiser Southern California consists of 14 hospitals, 221 medical offices, approximately 6,700 physicians, and approximately 23,156 nurses.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.