St. Vincent Medical Center (Los Angeles)

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St. Vincent Medical Center
Daughters of Charity Health System
Location Third and Alvarado Streets
Los Angeles, California
Care system Private
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university None
Beds 381
Founded 1856
Lists Hospitals in California

St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) is a hospital in Los Angeles, California.


Originally founded in 1856 as the Los Angeles Infirmary by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vincent Medical Center was the first hospital in Los Angeles. The name was changed in 1918 to St. Vincent's Hospital. The name was changed again in 1974 to St. Vincent's Medical Center following the construction of a new hospital. In 1995, the Daughters of Charity National Healthcare System sold SVMC to Catholic Healthcare West. In 2002, CHW sold the hospital to the newly established Daughters of Charity Health System.[1]

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  1. ^ "History of St. Vincent Medical Center". Archived from the original on 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2007-05-02.