In November 2008, the new LAC+USC Medical Center opened its doors alongside the historic General Hospital building. The new facility boasts 1.5 million square feet and 600 inpatient beds. The Emergency Department consists of 132 beds with a dedicated CT scanner in the ED. The bulk of the emergency medicine residency training takes place at the LAC+USC Medical Center.
The LAC+USC Healthcare Network was founded in 1878 and became affiliated with the USC School of Medicine in 1885. Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) is the nation’s largest academic institution. The historic LAC+USC General hospital building served the community of Los Angeles for 75 years. It is still operational as the home for many of the administrative offices for the Medical Center.
LAC+USC provides a full spectrum of emergency, inpatient and outpatient services. These include medical, surgical and emergency/trauma services. LAC+USC is the largest single provider of health care in L.A. County, and treats more than 28 percent of trauma victims in the region. In addition, LAC+USC operates one of only three burn centers in the County and one of the few Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Southern California.
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) is a 158-bed acute care hospital serving patients in the cities of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge, as well as the surrounding Foothill communities of Southern California. PGY3 and PGY4 residents rotate through the ED at (VHH) to gain valuable community ED exposure.
Good Samaritan Hospital is a world-class academic medical center affiliated with USC School of Medicine. PGY2 residents spend 3 weeks on the Obstetrics service where they perform vaginal deliveries under the supervision of OB attendings.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC) operates a Level Two Trauma Center, emergency chest pain center and stroke center. The ED has 56 beds and sees an annual volume of 47,000 patients, 40 percent of whom are children seen in the Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (MCHLB) emergency department. All residents will spend one month in the LBMMC Pediatric ICU as PGY2 residents. In addition, PGY4 residents spend a month in the pediatric ED at MCHLB.