Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
MemorialCare Health System
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.jpg
Geography
Location2801 Atlantic Avenue, California, United States
Coordinates33°48′30″N 118°11′14″W / 33.80826°N 118.18719°W / 33.80826; -118.18719Coordinates: 33°48′30″N 118°11′14″W / 33.80826°N 118.18719°W / 33.80826; -118.18719
Organization
Hospital typeTeaching[1]
Services
Beds420[1]
History
Founded1907
Links
Websitehttp://www.memorialcare.org/...
ListsHospitals in California

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is a hospital in Long Beach, California. It is the flagship hospital of the MemorialCare Health System.

It was established as Seaside Hospital in 1907. Incorporated as Seaside Memorial Hospital on June 23, 1937. In 1960, it moved to its present location. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.[1]

Long Beach Memorial is one of only 3 hospitals in California with a 320 Slice CT Scanner and preventative technology and programs such as the Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscope (ENB) and the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology.[citation needed] "Centers of Excellence" include the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute, the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, the MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute, the MemorialCare Orthopedic Institute, the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, Stroke Program and the Emergency Department and Trauma Center.[citation needed]

Miller Children's Hospital is located on the campus of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

History[edit]

Long Beach Memorial was first established as Seaside Hospital in 1907, then incorporated as Seaside Memorial Hospital on June 23, 1937. In 1960, it moved to its present location. In April 2012, Susan Melvin, D.O., clinical professor at UCI-School of Medicine and Western University of Health Sciences, assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer.[2]

Rankings and awards[edit]

The hospital first received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2013 and again in 2018.[3][4]

In the 2017 report card from the Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group focused on health care quality, Long Beach Memorial received a B.[5]

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report nation's best hospital rankings, Long Beach Memorial is ranked 7th in Los Angeles County.[6]

Union[edit]

Registered Nurses of LBMMC have been represented by the California Nurses Association since 2001, a labor union and professional nurses association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Long Beach Memorial Medical Center". US News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Staff Reports (April 30, 2012). "Prominent Physician Named Long Beach Memorial Chief Medical Officer". Long Beach Post. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Awarded International Magnet Recognition | MemorialCare Health System | Orange County | Los Angeles County". www.memorialcare.org. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. ^ "News | MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach Achieve Prestigious Magnet® Designation for the 2nd Time Reinforcing a Commitment to Nursing Excellence | MemorialCare Health System | Orange County | Los Angeles County". www.memorialcare.org. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  5. ^ "Here's how Long Beach area hospitals scored on Leapfrog's latest report card". Press Telegram. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  6. ^ "Best Hospitals For Long Beach Residents: U.S. News and World Report". Long Beach, CA Patch. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2018-02-08.

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