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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.

Executive Leadership

Dan Castillo
Dan Castillo
Chief Executive Officer

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

Henry Ornelas
Henry Ornelas
Chief Operations Officer

Isabell Milan
Isabel Milan, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

Mark Cobert
Mark Corbet
Chief Financial Officer


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