Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

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Hollywood Presbyterian
Medical Center
CHA Health Systems
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center 2015-05-10.jpg
Geography
Location 1300 North Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, California, United States
Coordinates 34°5′47″N 118°17′28″W / 34.09639°N 118.29111°W / 34.09639; -118.29111Coordinates: 34°5′47″N 118°17′28″W / 34.09639°N 118.29111°W / 34.09639; -118.29111
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university USC School of Medicine[1]
Services
Beds 434
History
Founded 1924
Links
Website HollywoodPresbyterian.com
Lists Hospitals in California

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, formerly known as Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, is a private hospital located at 1300 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The hospital has 434 beds.

History[edit]

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, was an acute-care facility that has been caring for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924. The hospital is committed to serve local, multicultural communities with qualified medical and nursing care.

In 2004, HPMC joined the CHA Medical Group and renamed it CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is the first Korean-owned and operated general hospital in the United States. The hospital is an acute-care 7-building facility with 434 licensed beds, 1,400 employees and an 800-member medical staff. With more than 500 physicians representing nearly every specialty, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center distinguishes itself as a leading healthcare facility recognized for providing qualified, innovative care in a compassionate manner.

Accreditation[edit]

CHA Hollywood Medical Center is an accredited Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission and is baby-friendly, where all mothers and newborn infants remain together after delivery to create strong bonds.

Improvement in ED services[edit]

Recently there has been a major improvement in ED services for patients. It is divided into three tracks according to the severity of the symptoms to provide fast emergency services. This allows patients to receive shorter waiting times and immediate treatment.

Awards[edit]

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 1 Hospital Quality Award (Patient Safety) and 2 Clinical Quality Awards (Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Gynecology) in 2017. CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has earned the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Award and is also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.

Ten-Year Expansion and Modernization Master Plan[edit]

The master plan is designed to expand and modernize its facility in order to better serve the Hollywood community and surrounding areas. The project will also be a plan to fulfill the state’s seismic safety mandate that all hospitals must meet by 2020.

The initial project will be anchored by a new emergency department, as the hospital has chosen to construct an entirely new ED rather than to retrofit the existing structure. The new ED will include increasing the current 20 beds to 26 beds and doubling the size of the department’s physical space from its current 11,000 to 26,000 square feet. The department is being expressly designed to enhance patients' experience from the moment a patient walks through the door. The hospital’s emergency department is staffed by a trained, multi-lingual team of physicians, nurses and ancillary staff to make a unique, culturally sensitive resource for the community. Also included in Phase 1 of the master plan is building a new 650-spot parking structure for patients, employees and visitors and beautifying overall internal and external designs of the hospital campus. In addition, the hospital will rebuild and relocate its kitchen and dietary department, which serves patients, visitors and employees. Immediately upon its completion, the construction of the new emergency department will begin, with an anticipated completion date of fall 2019.

Controversies[edit]

"Patient dumping"[edit]

In February 2007, an investigation was launched after a hospital official allegedly "dumped" 54-year-old Gabino Olvera, a paraplegic patient, on a Skid Row street. According to witnesses, Olvera was removed from a hospital van and was left writhing in a gutter, wearing nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy bag.[2] The hospital agreed to pay US$1,000,000 and be monitored for up to 5 years as part of a settlement agreement reached in 2008.[3]

Ransomware[edit]

In 2016, the hospitals computer system was hijacked by ransomware forcing the hospital to use paper. Patients were asked to pick up lab results in person. The hospital paid a 40 bitcoin ransom that was then worth approximately US$17,000 to the hackers to regain access to their system.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Spotlight: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  2. ^ Blankstein, Andrew; Winton, Richard (2007-02-09). "Paraplegic allegedly 'dumped' on skid row". latimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  3. ^ Winton, Richard (2008-05-31). "Hospital agrees to $1 million settlement for dumping patient on skid row". latimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  4. ^ Green, Max (18 February 2016). "Hospital pays $17k ransom to get medical records back from hackers". Becker's Health IT and CIO Review. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  5. ^ Winton, Richard (18 February 2016). "Hollywood hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoin to hackers; FBI investigating". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  6. ^ Mastroianni, Brian (February 18, 2016). "Dangerous escalation in ransomware attacks". CBS News. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 

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