Since opening its doors in 1955, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has consistently been a healthcare innovator. Known worldwide for its pioneering technological contributions, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center year after year is ranked Best in the West by U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of "America's Best Hospitals."
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center offers patients of all ages comprehensive care, from routine to highly specialized medical and surgical treatment. Some factors that contribute to its top ranking 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 a dedicated and experienced staff of more than 1,000 physicians and 3,500 nurses, therapists, technologists and support personnel.
The surgical suite is the largest complex of integrated operating rooms built to date, using technologies such as built-in touch panels and voice-activated command systems to maintain a sterile operating environment. Operating rooms and adjacent interventional procedure rooms all feature modular floor plans, allowing them to continually and efficiently expand and reconfigure as medical technology evolves in new directions. UCLA surgeons will continue to have more space, equipment, connectivity, flexibility and control in the operating rooms. The new hospital reflects the collaborative vision of UCLA's medical professionals for the future of surgery and medicine. The blurring of disciplines inspired a versatile design enabling surgeons to uniquely communicate within and beyond their operating room to achieve a higher level of connectivity and efficiency. UCLA teams can now offer surgical techniques that are minimally invasive and maximally effective.
Located adjacent to the medical center, UCLA Medical Plaza offers an accessible, friendly environment for a broad range of outpatient services, including more than 80 specialty clinics.
The Medical Plaza is composed of the following facilities:
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. It is a public teaching hospital that is well known for its academic excellence. The facility is operated by the County of Los Angeles and serves a population of 2 million, providing care for the underserved population in southern Los Angeles County.
The hospital is an academic affiliate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and faculty members have academic appointments at UCLA. The medical center consists of numerous buildings, including a 52,000-square-foot primary care and diagnostic center, housed on 71 acres. The main hospital has 553 beds and 63 bassinets, and is a Level-1 trauma center.
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is a county hospital located in the north end of the San Fernando Valley, about 30 minutes away from UCLA. The 377-bed medical center is a general acute-care teaching hospital that serves more than 1.5 million residents of the San Fernando Valley and adjacent north Los Angeles County areas. Olive View-UCLA Medical Center primarily serves an ethnically diverse, low-income and middle-class patient population.
The West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center is a 700+ bed hospital located a few miles west of the main UCLA campus and serves as the hub of the newly created Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System. A new paperless medical record system highlights the innovations in this medical center. The medical center has a large full-time faculty who all have academic positions at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles began with four beds in a converted private home. Today, it is a world resource for advanced pediatric care. Each year, the nonprofit, 314-bed hospital receives 300,000 visits from patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years.
Every year since beginning its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey in 1990, U.S. News & World Report magazine has listed CHLA among the country's top five pediatric facilities. The CHLA medical staff is composed of 350 highly respected community physicians and more than 250 hospital-based doctors.