Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center became Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008, reopening in a 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 hospital encompasses Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. This was one of the first total replacement hospital projects to be built in accordance with the latest California seismic safety requirements. Every floor of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is dedicated to a particular specialty and equipped with state-of-the-art support equipment and supplies. Every floor has its own satellite pharmacy, dialysis storage, respiratory therapy workrooms, and resident doctor sleep rooms. In addition, each patient room has the capacity to convert into an intensive care unit (ICU) to allow for the continuous care of a critically ill patient in a single room.

As the primary teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine, the 520-bed, 1,050,000-square-foot medical center provides patient care in nearly all medical specialties. In 2023, UCLA Health hospitals ranked #1 in both Los Angeles and California and made the Best Hospitals Honor Roll in an annual evaluation published by U.S. News & World Report—the highest set of rankings UCLA received in its history. Furthermore, the medical center has Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence, is a national leader in organ transplantation, and receives more than 50,000 emergency patients annually.

Key hospital features include: surgical suites with full audiovisual integration systems and leading-edge medical equipment; a GONDA Observation Unit run by a hospitalist team—a special short-stay unit for patients requiring observation for a specific symptom; “The BirthPlace, Westwood” allows mothers to give birth and recover in a comfortable, home-like setting that easily and quickly transforms into an efficient operating room for delivery; a Level 1 trauma center with multiple trauma rooms and a dedicated CT scanner that enables doctors to diagnose patients upon arrival; intensive care units that employ a "line of sight" approach that ensures 360-degree access to critically ill patients; and room service food delivery that allows patients to personalize their menu orders and arrange for delivery at a convenient time.

For more information, please visit the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center website.

Last updated
November 21, 2023