Departments

DHS internal departments support its 24/7 operations. These units provide important services to help DHS run the business of providing health care across a wide geographic area and meet its mission to the residents of Los Angeles County.


 

ALL DEPARTMENTS

Ambulatory Care Network

The Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) oversees all freestanding DHS outpatient clinics and ensures the provision of high quality medical services in those facilities and compliance with regulatory standards. The department includes the division of Research and Innovation. More…

Contracts and Grants

Contracts and Grants oversees solicitations for contracted equipment and services and ensures that DHS contracting is compliant with County policies and is done in a fair, efficient, and ethical manner. More…

Managed Care Services

The Office of Managed Care Services ensures the provision of high quality services for all managed care-covered lives in DHS.  The department provides utilization review, tracks performance data, and ensures patient access to the full spectrum of health services. More… 

 

 

College of Nursing and Allied Health

The College of Nursing and Allied Health prepares students for employment in the high growth health care field. The College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and includes the School of Nursing and the division of Education and Consulting Services. More…

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency oversees the 911 emergency response system in Los Angeles County and is recognized nationally as a leader in pre-hospital care. The system utilizes over 18,000 certified EMS personnel to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24/7. More…

Office of Nursing Affairs

The Office of Nursing Affairs oversees the provision of high quality nursing services in ambulatory and hospital settings. The department oversees nursing policies and procedures, recruitment, registries, and annual competency testing for DHS nursing personnel. More…

 

Communications

DHS Communications professionals aim to provide timely and accurate information to members of the print and broadcast news media and assist with interview, public information, and patient status requests. More…

Human Resources

The Human Resources division provides essential functions serving career seekers and over 20,000 full-time employees such as recruitment and exams, classification and compensation, training and organizational development, employee relations, regulatory compliance, performance management, and payroll and benefits. More…

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) department tracks performance and quality metrics across the health system and implements a range of quality and safety initiatives to ensure DHS provides the highest level of quality care to its patients. More…

Women's Health

The Women's Health Department provides services and no-to-low cost programs to ensure essential care to women of all ages. The Department utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and clinics to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of patients throughout Los Angeles County. Services include primary prevention, cancer screenings, maternity services, and family planning care management to uninsured, underinsured, and low-income patients. More…