About UCLA Health
Among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world
Our goal is to provide the best patient experience with every patient, every encounter, every time.
UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art patient care, generate research discoveries leading to new treatments and diagnoses, and train future generations of health care professionals. Together, the UCLA Hospital System and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA strive every day to be a leader in setting the standards of excellence.
We offer a comprehensive network of primary and specialty care services at more than 270 clinics across Southern California and the Central Coast and at four world-class medical centers – Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. We enhance access by providing care at numerous affiliate sites and via community-based programs.
For 34 consecutive years, UCLA Health hospitals have earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report national honor roll, a distinction reserved for the relative few providing the highest-quality care across multiple medical specialties. In 2023, U.S. News ranked UCLA Health #1 in California and in Los Angeles*.
UCLA Health also consistently performs well in a variety of other assessments of quality and safety conducted by independent publications, accreditation bodies, advocacy groups and disease-specific organizations using a wide range of methodologies.
As an academic health system, UCLA Health offers access to technology and treatments that may not be available elsewhere. Our physicians are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses.
UCLA Health doctors and scientists are pioneering work in an astounding range of disciplines – from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment – and are bringing the latest discoveries to virtually every field of medicine.
UCLA Health is where discovery leads to exceptional health care. Visit uclahealth.org.
*Tied for #1 ranking
Our impact and reach (annual data)
- 3.6 million outpatient clinic visits
- 787,100 unique patient visits
- 79,500 emergency department visits
- 38,500 inpatient hospitalizations
- $1.1 billion in awards to the medical school research program, including $525 million from the National Institutes of Health
- 34,600 employees
- 3,500 clinical faculty
- 5,100 registered nurses
- 1,460 medical residents and fellows
- 848 medical students
- 411 doctoral students
- More than 270 community clinics across Southern California and the Central Coast
- 4 hospitals
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
Stewart and Linda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Innovation and Research Breakthroughs
- Cancer care: Since 2014 alone alone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 18 therapies that were developed through research conducted in UCLA labs or clinical trials in UCLA Health clinics. UCLA Health is ranked #1 in cancer care in California by U.S. News & World Report.
- Transplants: Consistently among nation’s leaders in annual number of solid organ transplants.
- Tissue matching: Faculty member developed tissue-matching test that made organ transplants possible.
- AIDS: UCLA physicians reported, described first cases.
- Brain mapping: UCLA researchers pioneered this field.
- Gene therapy: Successful clinical trials to treat pediatric severe combined immunodeficiency (bubble baby disease).
- Stroke: Faculty created devices to stop bleeding from aneurysm, remove blood clots; UCLA has first mobile stroke unit on West Coast.
- Nobel Prize: Faculty member demonstrated signaling properties of nitric oxide, making possible new medications for heart disease, impotence.
- COVID-19 testing: Among first academic health systems to develop own diagnostic test, receive FDA authorization.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research and education.
Our vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness.