UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Coordinates: 34°01′39″N 118°29′12″W / 34.02754°N 118.48659°W / 34.02754; -118.48659
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UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
UCLA Health
LocationSanta Monica, California, United States
Coordinates34°01′39″N 118°29′12″W / 34.02754°N 118.48659°W / 34.02754; -118.48659
Care systemPrivate, Medicaid, Medicare
Affiliated universityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ListsHospitals in California

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


The 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 1986, the $36 million six-story Merle Norman Pavilion addition was constructed, which held 107 beds and two thirds of them being private rooms.[5] In 1988, LHS merged with HealthWest, the parent company of Northridge Hospital, to form UniHealth.[6]

In 1995, UCLA Medical Center bought Santa Monica Hospital from UniHealth.[7]

In 2007, the 16,000 square foot Nethercutt Emergency Center was opened and contains 22 beds, named after J.B. Nethercutt.[8]

In 2012, the hospital replacement project was finished which started in 2000 the new replacement wings opened. The tower built in 1967 was torn down and made room for a new courtyard. The north wing and central wing make up of the old tower and the only original building existing is the Merle Norman pavilion which is still in use today.

Orthopedic hospital[edit]

The orthopedic practice group at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, has been recognized as one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the United States. In 2011, the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, opened a new facility next to the existing orthopedic hospital, on 15th Street and Wilshire Blvd.

Notable births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Archived from the original on May 22, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "About UCLA Health System". UCLA. Archived from the original on March 31, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  3. ^ "Rape Treatment Center". UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Archived from the original on April 6, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  4. ^ "History". Santa Monica Replacement Hospital Project. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Nethercutt Emergency Center | UCLA Health". www.uclahealth.org. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "LHS, HealthWest Merge; Savings Expected From Staff Cuts". Los Angeles Times. June 4, 1988.
  7. ^ "UCLA, Santa Monica Hospitals to Merge : Health care: Medical center will acquire the community facility for an undisclosed sum. The move echoes an industry trend". Los Angeles Times. July 21, 1995.
  8. ^ "Nethercutt Emergency Center | UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  9. ^ "Love, Shirley Temple, Collector's Book: 4 Shirley Temple's Official Hospital Birth Certificate".
  10. ^ Pasles, Chris (October 22, 2002). "Obituaries – Mehli Mehta, 94; Youth Symphony Conductor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Clipped From The San Bernardino County Sun". The San Bernardino County Sun. October 25, 1991. p. 1. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  12. ^ "Clark Shaughnessy, "Father" of Modern T Formation, Dies Friday at 78 in California". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. May 16, 1970. Retrieved September 6, 2011.

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