About Us

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is one of only five level one trauma centers in Los Angeles County and a major academic teaching hospital with nearly 450 residents and fellows in over 34 accredited programs on site as well as trainees from multiple other disciplines contributing to our mission. The hospital is the cornerstone of healthcare services for more than 700,000 residents in the greater South Bay area of Los Angeles County since 1946.

Our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles are statements of who we are, who we plan to be, and how we relate and support each other in the delivery of quality health care to our patients.


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center strives to be the leading choice for patient care, education and innovation in our community.


The mission of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is to put patients first and provide exceptional patient-centered care with the compassion and respect we would want for our loved ones, regardless of the ability to pay.

Guiding Principles:

  • Patients First
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Continuous Improvement


The Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles all come together in our motto that “We Care” which mean we:

Work together as a team.
Expect the best from everyone.

Care for our community.
Actively partner with our patients in their care.
Respect our partners, their loved ones and each other.
Educate and cultivate lifelong learning.