DIRECTOR’S DESK CHRISTINA R. GHALY, MD
On May 3, 2023, LA Health Services introduced Los Angeles General Medical Center, the new name for our flagship hospital formerly known as LAC+USC Medical Center. The launch event and press conference were attended by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis from the First District, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and community partners, patients and workforce members.
Los Angeles General Medical Center is LA County’s largest health care facility and has a deep history within the County and with Angelenos from all walks of life. The unveiling of a new name for our historic facility marks an extraordinary milestone for the entire community of Los Angeles. The medical center dates to 1878 and serves thousands of residents across Los Angeles County every year.
The facility’s new name and brand reflect an active and intentional commitment to strengthen the trust between the medical center and the community of Los Angeles and to continue to expand its role as a partner in building healthy, full and long lives within the communities it serves.
The announcement received extensive media coverage from over 40 broadcasts, print radio and online media outlets including: Associated Press, La Opinión, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Post, ABC7 Los Angeles, and Telemundo 52. Additionally, our new name is being featured on several billboards, the inside and outside of LA Metro buses, radio ads and in advertising posters in grocery stores and coin-operated laundromats – all targeting the patient populations that depend on the services we provide. Congratulations to all who ensured the launch of our new name resulted in a successful and exciting opportunity to strengthen our connection with those we serve.
Congratulations are also in order to Dr. Barry Jordan, the Chief Medical Officer at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center who was recently inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame for his work in promoting brain health and safety for athletes in the sport of boxing. Read more about his remarkable career below.
LA Health Services recognized and celebrated the annual Patient Access Week for the first time. Patient access staff help patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.
This month, we celebrated National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. Take a look at the article below. Congratulations to our Nurses of the Year!
LA Health Services is pleased to announce its participation in the LA Pride Parade for the first time on Sunday, June 11 in Hollywood. There is still time to register to join the LA Health Services contingent. See below for more information.
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center held celebrations in honor of AAPI month in May. Take a look below.
Thank you for all you do.
Dr. Christina Ghaly
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On Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Dr. Barry Jordan was inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. Dr. Jordan serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) in Downey, California. He is a Board-Certified Neurologist with specialized experience and interests in Sports Neurology, Alzheimer’s disease, and Traumatic Brain Injury.learn more
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On April 3-7, 2023, LA Health Services recognized and celebrated its 1st Annual Patient Access Week. This is a long standing nationally recognized tradition raising awareness and celebrating Patient Access staff.learn more
LA Health Services Honors Nurses During National Nurses WeekLA Health Services Honors Nurses During National Nurses Week https://dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Nurse-of-the-Year.jpg 570 380 Health Services Los Angeles County //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
National Nurses Week is always celebrated between National Nurses Day on May 6 and Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, and acknowledges the contributions of individuals who perform some of the most difficult and personal tasks in health care.learn more
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May 7-13 was National Hospital Week. The week reminds us to celebrate each and every person working at LA Health Services who contributes to providing quality healthcare every day.learn more
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June is Pride Month and LA Health Services is pleased to announce its participation in the LA Pride Parade. The LA Pride parade is one of the nation’s largest Pride celebrations whose mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces of self-expression, celebration and equity for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles.learn more
Rancho Los Amigos Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander MonthRancho Los Amigos Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month https://dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Rancho-AAPI-May-2-COO-Mr.-Benjamin-Ovando-joined-AAPI-outdoor-celebration-on-May-2-2023-1024x768.jpg 1024 768 Health Services Los Angeles County //dhs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/dhs-logo.svg
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) month throughout May. There was an outdoor event on May 2nd at the Don Knabe Plaza. The event included dancers and informational booths. There was also an AAPI presentation on May 25th in the auditorium.learn more