If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1
at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
The Emergency Department at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is the largest of its kind in California and among the newest and most advanced in the entire United States. Each year, we treat approximately 80,000 patients. One of Los Angeles County's original trauma centers, the Emergency Department (ED) and Trauma Center underwent an $11-million renovation in 2002, expanding the department to 32,000 square feet with 53 beds and creating a dedicated children's area.
STEMI CenterLong Beach Memorial Medical Center is the first STEMI receiving center in the city of Long Beach to be accredited by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services. Los Angeles County residents with chest pain who call 9-1-1 will automatically be directed to a STEMI center, where cardiac expertise and facilities are ready 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The Chest Pain Center and STEMI receiving center work in conjunction with the Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to provide the best cardiac care available.
Stroke Receiving CenterLong Beach Memorial is a dedicated Stroke Receiving Center for Los Angeles County – providing patients with advanced treatment options and a highly trained stroke team is on-hand 24/7, making fast response times and positive outcomes a reality. The MemorialCare Stroke Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, which seeks to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public. The Joint Commission certifies that approved programs like the MemorialCare Stroke Center at Long Beach Memorial follow national standards and guidelines to improve outcomes for patients.
State-of-the-Art TechnologyWe offer the latest technological advances in radiology—including CT scanning. We also offer bedside monitoring and registration and enhanced communication systems. Our department ensures patients receive the best emergency and trauma care available.
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Disaster CenterAfter the tragic events of September 11, 2001, disaster preparedness throughout the nation has changed. In 2002, Los Angeles County became a direct recipient of the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP) grant. From that grant, 11 Disaster Resource Centers (DRCs) were developed throughout the county, with each having 8-10 "umbrella hospitals." With Los Angeles County being approximately 4,000 square miles with a population of nearly 10 million people, this program is definitely needed.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is one of the newest Disaster Resource Centers in Los Angeles County, sharing duties with St. Mary Medical Center to protect Long Beach and neighboring cities. Our goal as a DRC is to take an "all hazards" approach to disaster preparedness, with an emphasis on terrorism preparedness. We have also expanded our bioterrorism equipment and will provide training.