Harbor-UCLA Back Story

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center began as the station hospital at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. In June 1946, the United States Army sold the entire facility as war surplus to the Los Angeles County Department of Charities. Harbor General Hospital opened one month later with 60 beds and 70 employees.

In 1951, Harbor General Hospital affiliated with the University of California as a teaching hospital for the UCLA School of Medicine (as well as with the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1971). Following the passage of a bond issue in the mid 1950’s, a new eight story replacement facility opened in 1963. While the basic structure has changed very little since that time, there have been remodeling programs to keep the hospital current with changes in the medical practice.

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center | Level 1 Trauma Center | Teaching Hospital | Medical Residency & Fellowships | Los Angeles Department of Health Services | LA Health Service Agency
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center | Level 1 Trauma Center | Teaching Hospital | Medical Residency & Fellowships | Los Angeles Department of Health Services | LA Health Service Agency
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center | Level 1 Trauma Center | Teaching Hospital | Medical Residency & Fellowships | Los Angeles Department of Health Services | LA Health Service Agency
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center | Level 1 Trauma Center | Teaching Hospital | Medical Residency & Fellowships | Los Angeles Department of Health Services | LA Health Service Agency