News Archive

There's always something exciting happen at the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation. From newsworthy donations to exciting events, here are the top stories from previous years. Visit California Hospital Medical Center's Press Center for more news stories. Return to Latest News & Stories >

December 20, 2022

Becker's Hospital Review: Garrett A. South, CHMC's Director of Patient of Experience, named "Rising Stars: 104 healthcare leaders to know"

December 2, 2022

2021-2022 Annual Impact Report highlights investments in technology, patient care

November 14, 2022

L.A. Downtown News: Margolis Family Center fetes 30 years 

October 26, 2022

Summer of Science exposes younger generations to new opportunities and experiences

Breast cancer survivor credits California Hospital for saving her life 

October 25, 2022

Becker's Hospital Review: California Hospital among Healthgrades top hospitals for critical care

September 29, 2022

Los Angeles Sentinel: Dignity Health Conducts ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training in DTLA

September 26, 2022

15th Annual California Hospital Golf Classic raises over $155,000 for new patient tower

August 31, 2022

How a trip to the Emergency Department made California Hospital Ryan Gerber’s hospital of choice

August 16, 2022

California Hospital Medical Center named 2022 “Best in Class” Consumer Loyalty Award Winner by NRC Health 

August 1, 2022

New CEO Wright L. Lassiter III Begins at CommonSpirit

July 28, 2022

Investing in robotic surgery at California Hospital Medical Center

July 25, 2022

Los Angeles Downtown News: CHMC Named a top hospital by Fortune, Merative

July 25, 2022

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Highlights Hope Street's Summer of Science

July 11, 2022

California Hospital Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

July 8, 2022

California Hospital Medical Center Names New Chief Medical Officer Debi Siljander, MD 

July 4, 2022

Beverly Hills Courier: Former Mayor Honored at Champions for Children Luncheon

June 30, 2022

Fortune: California Hospital Named One of the Best Teaching Hospitals in The 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals

June 16, 2022

Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center Named 2022 Circle of Excellence - Green Building Award Winner by Practice Greenhealth

June 7, 2022

Champions for Children Luncheon raises over $400,000

May 23, 2022

Los Angeles Downtown News: Hopsital, health center network assist homeless

May 19, 2022

31st Annual La Grande Affaire a grande success 

May 6, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Community Health Nurse: Rachel Viloria, RN

April 26, 2022

California Hospital Medical Center receives LGBTQ+ equality recognition in 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)

Written Notice to CA Attorney General


On March 29, 2018, Dignity Health provided written notice to the California Attorney General of its proposed alignment with Catholic Health Initiatives. The notice is also available online for viewing or download at this link.

Top Award for Flu Compliance


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 livesin 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.