The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) is a multi-specialty teaching hospital located in Hollywood, California.
A new, state of the art facility opened in 2009 to replace the original 1953 hospital. We provide training to over 200 residents and fellows in 20 accredited programs. In 2007, Kaiser Permanente installed the largest non-governmental integrated electronic medical record in the world. All patient records and radiologic imaging are secure and online.
Our new 396-bed medical center is fully operational as the tertiary referral hospital for 3.3 million Kaiser Permanente members. We have over 25 operating rooms, including 5 outpatient surgicenter rooms. Upon final completion of the third tower in 2014, we will have 496 beds in all. The Department of Surgery is located in a modern medical office building that is directly across the street from the new hospital.
Kaiser Permanente LAMC offers an unparalleled diversity of patients spanning from primary care to complex tertiary cases. Our department currently includes 17 full time faculty members whose entire focus is devoted to graduate surgical education. Our patient population reflects the diversity of Southern California.
LAMC is responsible for all of the complex surgical oncology, major pediatric surgery, and cardiac surgery for Kaiser Permanente of Southern California. In addition to serving as the major tertiary care facility for 12 other Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Southern California, we are the primary hospital for approximately 270,000.
This large clinical load, combining common and esoteric problems, gives you an experience that is equally broad and deep and prepares you for an active clinical practice.
LAMC has more than 75,000 ED visits and 25,000 admissions per year. The Department of Surgery performs more than 4,000 operations yearly, and about 20,000 operations are performed by all surgical services combined.