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The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is
located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, only six miles from the Pacific
Ocean and near some of the most popular beaches in Southern California.
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.
The hospital supports residencies in Surgery, Medicine,
Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, Radiology, Anesthesiology,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, OMFS and Emergency Medicine.
Starting in 2000, a PGY I Transitional Year Program was implemented by the
Department of Medicine. In addition, UCLA residents from various surgical
subspecialties rotate through the hospital, which is a major teaching facility
for UCLA medical students. The hospital is an academic affiliate of the UCLA
School of Medicine and faculty members have academic appointments at UCLA.
The Medical Center
consists of numerous buildings housed on 71 acres. The main hospital with its
new outpatient Primary Care and Diagnostic Center has 563 beds and 63 bassinets,
is a Level I Trauma Center and houses the Adult, Pediatric, Ob/Gyn and
Psychiatric Emergency Departments.
The A.F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences is a
full-service library that has over 27,000 books, 30,000 bound journals and
receives over 750 subscription periodicals. The library also houses audiovisual
programs, computers, literature search capability and audiovisual equipment and
provides free photocopying to housestaff and faculty.
The Research and Education Institute houses over
120,000 square feet of active research space and has an annual research budget
of $50 million. The new St. John’s Cardiovascular Research Center provides
additional research space.
Department of Emergency Medicine consists of Adult, Pediatric, Ob/Gyn and
Psychiatric areas. The recently remodeled Adult Emergency Department has 38
patient care spaces and an annual census of 45,000 patients, and averages 30
admissions per day. The Pediatric Emergency Department has 9 beds and an annual
volume of 20,000 patients. 13,000 patients are seen yearly in the Ob/Gyn
Emergency Department and 13,000 patients are seen in an Urgent Care Center run
by the Department of Medicine. Reflecting the hospital’s commitment to
continuing to improve patient care, plans for a new 37,000 square foot emergency
department with 58 adult and 30 pediatric beds have been approved.