Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). The UCLA Medical Center was founded in 1955, but opened in a new, 10-story facility as Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in 2008. Ronald-Reagan-UCLA-Medical-Center-facts

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has earned several distinctions for clinical excellence. U.S. World & News Report ranked the hospital as No. 1 in the Los Angeles metro area and No. 1 in the whole state of California. The medical center is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence in 2005. Thus far in the fiscal year 2014, the medical center has received 128 rewards from the National Institutes of Health for nearly $49 million in funding.

The 540-bed medical center with 23 operating rooms is nationally recognized as a leader in organ transplantation. Its heart transplant program is one of seven in the nation to earn the Health Resources and Services Administrator silver level ranking. Several transplant firsts have also taken place within the confines of UCLA Medical Center. In November 2012, surgeons at the medical center performed the country's first "breathing lung" transplant. In 2011, a 17-member team performed the first hand transplant in the country.

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