UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
UCLA Health System
Location Santa Monica, California, United States
Care system Private, Medicaid, Medicare
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university University of California, Los Angeles
Founded 1926
Website http://uclahealth.org/santamonica
Lists Hospitals in California

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is a hospital located within the city of Santa Monica, California, USA. The hospital was founded in 1926, and is a member of the UCLA Health System.[1][2] The hospital is also known internationally for operating its Rape Treatment Center, and the adjoining Stuart House for sexually abused children.[3]


Santa Monica Hospital was founded in 1926 by two doctors. In 1941 the hospital was acquired by the Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California, who also owned California Hospital Medical Center.[4] In 1988, LHS merged with HealthWest, the parent company of Northridge Hospital, to form UniHealth.[5] In 1995, UCLA Medical Center bought Santa Monica Hospital from UniHealth.[6]

Orthopaedic Hospital[edit]

The orthopedic practice group at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica has been recognized as one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the United States. In 2011, the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica opened a new facility next to the existing orthopedic hospital, on 15th Street and Wilshire Blvd. The new state-of-the-art building will host the UCLA Orthopedic Institute, among other clinical facilities.

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "About UCLA Health System". UCLA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rape Treatment Center". UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Santa Monica Replacement Hospital Project - History
  5. ^ LHS, HealthWest Merge; Savings Expected From Staff Cuts
  6. ^ UCLA, Santa Monica Hospitals to Merge
  7. ^ "Clark Shaughnessy, "Father" of Modern T Formation, Dies Friday at 78 in California". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. May 16, 1970. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  8. ^ Pasles, Chris (October 22, 2002). "Obituaries - Mehli Mehta, 94; Youth Symphony Conductor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 

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