Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Established in 1955, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is situated on the four-acre UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, along with UCLA's Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Mattel Children's Hospital. In 2008, RRUCLA reopened as a new, 10-story structure (eight above ground), one of the first total replacement hospital projects to be built in accordance with California's latest seismic safety requirements.

RRUCLA is comprised of 540 inpatient beds, including 100 pediatric beds, 74 neuropsychiatric beds and 11 inpatient rehabilitation beds. The 1 million-square-foot facility also has 23 operating rooms. The hospital admits nearly 44,500 emergency department patients each year.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes RRUCLA as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. The hospital also received HIMSS Analytics' acute care Stage 7 award. RRUCLA is overseen by David T. Feinberg, MD, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences.

In their own words

Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center became Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008, reopening in a new 10-story structure that takes hospital design to a new level. The latest medical advances are provided in a welcoming environment that is filled with light and open spaces to enhance a sense of wellness and promote healing.

Situated on four acres on the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, the 540-bed academic medical center encompasses Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. UCLA has ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the country and Best in the West for 26 consecutive years in U.S.News & World Report's Best Hospitals Survey. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is also a Level 1 Trauma Center, a national leader in organ transplantation, and is Magnet-accredited for excellence in nursing.

 

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