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About Us 

The origins of LAC+USC Medical Center date back to 1878, when the County of Los Angeles opened a 100-bed hospital on Mission Road to care for Los Angeles’ indigent population. The County affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) Medical School in 1885, establishing a long and prosperous academic partnership.

On December 7, 1930, Hollywood actress Mary Pickford dedicated the 8-ton cornerstone to a new and modern Los Angeles County General Hospital on State Street. The 1-million-square-foot facility opened in 1933 and remained a beacon for high quality health care for 75 years. In 1968, the Board of Supervisors voted to rename the hospital to reflect its academic partnership with USC.

Today LAC+USC Medical Center is a world-class, Level-One trauma center and hub in the County-run healthcare system serving 10 million residents. The hospital is a training site for the U.S. Navy and more than 700 physicians completing their graduate medical education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty.

A state-of-the-art, 600-bed replacement hospital opened on the site in 2008 and features a clinic tower, diagnostic and treatment tower, and inpatient tower. The iconic former hospital is a registered historic landmark and houses a Wellness Center for community residents with outdoor fitness, recreation, and entertainment amenities.

LAC+USC Medical Center does not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny admission to our facility, clinical care, visitation privileges, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, ethnicity, language, culture, size, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability or disability.

Executive Leadership

Donna Nagaoka
Donna Nagaoka
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Brad Spellberg, M.D.
Brad Spellberg, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Laura Sarff, RN
Laura Sarff, R.N.
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Isabell Milan
Isabel Milan, R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer

Laura Sarff, RN
Laura Sarff, R.N.
Chief Quality Officer

Phillip Gruber
Phillip Gruber, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer

Oscar Autelli


Oscar Autelli
Chief Information Officer


Chase Coffey


Chase Coffee, M.D.
Interim Patient Safety Officer