UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

1250 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Join a healing community of unparalleled legacy: providing world-class care to the Westside of Los Angeles since the 1920s.
Exceptional care. It’s no exception here.

Exceptional care is the standard at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, which serves patients on the Westside of Los Angeles. Recently receiving Magnet status, the hospital is a marvel of revitalized historic buildings and state of the art facilities. Wide-ranging specialty services include oncology, breast care, the BirthPlace, extensive children’s health programs and a STEMI Receiving Center in the Nethercutt ER. We are one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. And our Rape Treatment Center is internationally known for its skill and sensitivity. 





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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

Click on the above to learn more about CICARE.


Please confirm that you
agree with CICARE

Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).