About UCLA Health

Among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world

Our goal is to provide the best patient experience with every patient, every encounter, every time.

UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art patient care, generate research discoveries leading to new treatments and diagnoses, and train future generations of health care professionals. Together, the UCLA Hospital System and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA strive every day to be a leader in setting the standards of excellence.

We offer a comprehensive network of primary and specialty care services at more than 260 clinics throughout Southern California and at four world-class medical centers – Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. We enhance access by providing care at numerous affiliate sites and via community-based programs.

For 34 consecutive years, UCLA Health hospitals have earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report national honor roll, a distinction reserved for the relative few providing the highest-quality care across multiple medical specialties. In 2023, U.S. News ranked UCLA Health #1 in California and in Los Angeles*.

UCLA Health also consistently performs well in a variety of other assessments of quality and safety conducted by independent publications, accreditation bodies, advocacy groups and disease-specific organizations using a wide range of methodologies.

As an academic health system, UCLA Health offers access to technology and treatments that may not be available elsewhere. Our physicians are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses.

UCLA Health doctors and scientists are pioneering work in an astounding range of disciplines – from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment – and are bringing the latest discoveries to virtually every field of medicine.

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*Tied for #1 ranking

Our impact and reach (annual data)

About Us Infographic
  • 3.5 million outpatient clinic visits
  • 757,200 unique patient visits
  • 73,700 emergency department visits
  • 37,600 inpatient hospitalizations
  • $1.2 billion in awards to the medical school research program, including $570 million from the National Institutes of Health
  • 33,000 employees
  • 3,500 clinical and basic science faculty
  • 4,700 registered nurses
  • 1,300 medical residents and fellows
  • 857 medical students
  • 402 doctoral students
  • 261 community clinics across Southern California
  • 4 hospitals: 801 licensed beds
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 446 beds
    UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, 281 beds
    Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, 74 beds

Innovation and Research Breakthroughs

  • Cancer care: Since 2003 alone, research conducted at UCLA has resulted in 21 new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved cancer treatments. UCLA Health is ranked #1 in cancer care in California by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Transplants: Consistently among nation’s leaders in annual number of solid organ transplants. 
  • Tissue matching: Faculty member developed tissue-matching test that made organ transplants possible. 
  • AIDS: UCLA physicians reported, described first cases.
  • Brain mapping: UCLA researchers pioneered this field.
  • Gene therapy: Successful clinical trials to treat pediatric severe combined immunodeficiency (bubble baby disease).
  • Stroke: Faculty created devices to stop bleeding from aneurysm, remove blood clots; UCLA has first mobile stroke unit on West Coast.
  • Nobel Prize: Faculty member demonstrated signaling properties of nitric oxide, making possible new medications for heart disease, impotence.
  • COVID-19 testing: Among first academic health systems to develop own diagnostic test, receive FDA authorization.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research and education.

Our vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness.