Hospital President Margaret R. Peterson, PhD with Cindy Fong, Officer Nelson Fong, Kathleen McCarthy Kostlan and Gudata Hinika, M.D., Medical Director of Trauma Services and Gudata Hinika, M.D., Medical Director of Trauma Services celebrate the Leavey Trauma Center's 10th Anniversary.

In The News

Top Award for Flu Compliance

2016

Awarded by by Dignity Health, California Hospital was recognized as a leader in Safe Practices for Excellence for attaining 90% and above with employee influenza vaccination for two consecutive years.

National Patient Satisfaction Award

June 2015

Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that honors hospital performance in prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. The distinction places California Hospital among the top 10% of hospitals in the nations for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades.

Stroke Program Continues to Receive Top Praise

April 2015

The latest report from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency for the second half of 2014 showed California Hospital Medical Center as the second highest tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) provider for all stroke centers in the country. In April, California Hospital received the Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll form the American Heart Association American Stroke Association. The award recognizes California Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stoke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

The Leavey Trauma Center Celebrates 10 Years of Saving Lives

December 2014

In an era when hospital emergency departments and trauma centers were closing throughout Los Angeles County, California Hospital made the bold decision to build a trauma center program from the ground up.

California Hospital Medical Center marked the 10th anniversary of its Trauma Center program with a celebration on December 3rd attended by former trauma patients, physicians, staff, board members and former administrators.

Since opening in 2004, California Hospital has emerged as the busiest private trauma center in Los Angeles County and has cared for more than 22,000 patients, saving thousands of lives
in the process.

Ten years later, we are still leading the way in incredible outcomes and compassionate care.

CHMC Receives Environmental Award

June 2014 

Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) was awarded the 2014 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.   Read More >

Welcome Baby Program Expanded

Aug. 2013 

More families will be eligible for services to ensure the best start possible for mothers and babies.  Thanks to the success of a pilot program targeting maternal, prenatal and infant health at California Hospital Medical Center, approximately 14,800 more Los Angeles-area families   Read More >

CHMC Ranks Among State's Best For Neonatal Care

July 2013

Outstanding outcomes for neonatal morbidity and mortality achieved. CHMC ranks in the top three in the state.  Read More >

Perinatal Health Collaborative Initiative Award

June 2013 

CHMC received an award for its demonstrated innovation in continuing medical education planning.  Read More >

CHMC Certified as Primary Stroke Center

Jan. 2013 

CHMC certified as a primary stroke center,  awarded by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This certification demonstrates that a hospital's program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

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