UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center celebrates its 50th
anniversary in 2005. The Medical Center is comprised of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences Hospital (CHS),
a 590 bed facility, the Medical Plaza outpatient facility with complete outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic
facilities, including an outpatient surgical center and rehabilitation unit, and the Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
Work is currently ongoing in the construction of the replacement hospital for UCLA Center for Health Sciences Hospital.
This state-of-the-art building designed by I.M. Pei will have 517 beds and will be equipped with the latest in medical
technology and health care delivery systems. This facility
is scheduled to open in January, 2007.
More than 300,000 people from Los Angeles, from across the country, and from around the world come to UCLA
Medical Center each year to receive care from some of the world's best healthcare providers. More than 120 of our
physicians are cited in The Best Doctors in America, which is based on an extensive poll of thousands of medical
specialists. In addition, UCLA has been ranked as the best hospital in the Western United States for over 15 years by
US News and World Reports.
UCLA Medical Center is an active tertiary and quaternary center. We house the largest transplant center in the
world and attract many patients seeking expert care for a range of unusual illnesses. Additionally, a very large
referral base of primary cary physicians ensures a large patient population allowing our residents to master the
treatment of common diseases.