rampart.gif (27044 bytes)Harbor UCLA Medical Center
aka Rampart Emergency Hospital

1000 West Carson Street
Carson, California

The following information is from the The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Website:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, only six miles from the Pacific Ocean and near some of the most popular beaches in Southern California.

It is a public teaching hospital that is well known for its academic excellence. The facility is operated by the County of Los Angeles and serves a population of 2 million.

The hospital supports residencies in Surgery, Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, OMFS and Emergency Medicine. Starting in 2000, a PGY I Transitional Year Program was implemented by the Department of Medicine. In addition, UCLA residents from various surgical subspecialties rotate through the hospital, which is a major teaching facility for UCLA medical students. The hospital is an academic affiliate of the UCLA School of Medicine and faculty members have academic appointments at UCLA.

The Medical Center consists of numerous buildings housed on 71 acres. The main hospital with its new outpatient Primary Care and Diagnostic Center has 563 beds and 63 bassinets, is a Level I Trauma Center and houses the Adult, Pediatric, Ob/Gyn and Psychiatric Emergency Departments.

The A.F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences is a full-service library that has over 27,000 books, 30,000 bound journals and receives over 750 subscription periodicals. The library also houses audiovisual programs, computers, literature search capability and audiovisual equipment and provides free photocopying to housestaff and faculty.

The Research and Education Institute houses over 120,000 square feet of active research space and has an annual research budget of $50 million. The new St. John's Cardiovascular Research Center provides additional research space.  

harborhosp.jpg (8993 bytes)The Department of Emergency Medicine consists of Adult, Pediatric, Ob/Gyn and Psychiatric areas. The recently remodeled Adult Emergency Department has 38 patient care spaces and an annual census of 45,000 patients, and averages 30 admissions per day. The Pediatric Emergency Department has 9 beds and an annual volume of 20,000 patients. 13,000 patients are seen yearly in the Ob/Gyn Emergency Department and 13,000 patients are seen in an Urgent Care Center run by the Department of Medicine. Reflecting the hospital's commitment to continuing to improve patient care, plans for a new 37,000 square foot emergency department with 58 adult and 30 pediatric beds have been approved.  

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