Who We Are​

Who We Are
The Los Angeles County Health Services is an integrated health system to advance the health of our patients and community by providing extraordinary care.

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Who We Are​

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Our Mission is to provide equitable and exceptional care with the respect and compassion we would want for our loved ones.

Our Vision is to be an inclusive healthcare organization, nationally recognized for innovative and community-engaged patient care, education, research.

Our Core Values 

We are…

  • Welcoming 
  • Equitable
  • Diverse
  • Inclusive
  • Anti-Racist
  • Compassionate
  • Excellent 
  • Accountable
  • Innovative

Our History

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center began as the station hospital at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. In June 1946, the United States Army sold the entire facility as war surplus to the Los Angeles County Department of Charities. Harbor General Hospital opened one month later with 60 beds and 70 employees. In 1951, Harbor General Hospital affiliated with the University of California as a teaching hospital for the UCLA School of Medicine. Following the passage of a bond issue in the mid 1950’s, a new eight story replacement facility opened in 1963. While the basic structure has changed very little since that time, there have been remodeling programs to keep the hospital current with changes in the medical practice. The Emergency Room has been enlarged and a number of special care units have been constructed from what were formerly ward rooms. In 1994, the 50,000 square foot Edward J. Foley Primary Care and Diagnostic Center was opened. Over the years the hospital and medical programs of the facility have grown and improved steadily.