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Emergency Rooms in Los Angeles County

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Emergency physicians conduct a trauma resuscitation. Photo by Hoot504 (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikimedia Commons.


In 2020, 2.42 million visits were reported at Los Angeles County emergency rooms. This was down from 3.28 million visits in 2019.


Also see:
-- Busiest Emergency Departments in Los Angeles County
-- Licensed Hospitals in Los Angeles County



Number of Visits to Emergency Departments, 2014-2020
Patients not Admitted to Hospital

Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Adventist Health Glendale Basic 34,248 47,991 44,998 45,039 44,832 43,288 33,440
Adventist Health White Memorial Basic 39,380 55,633 53,349 53,246 51,416 49,887 47,407
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Basic 12,541 16,391 16,093 16,091 15,337 13,639 11,940
Antelope Valley Hospital Basic 94,338 115,899 114,007 116,062 113,946 108,685 98,837
Beverly Hospital Basic 22,697 29,429 29,262 29,496 28,530 28,293 27,523
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
California Hospital Medical Center - Los Angeles Basic 47,952 68,599 67,776 70,015 56,823 67,747 65,301
Catalina Island Medical Center Standby 1,469 2,181 2,136 2,201 1,966 1,945 1,807
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Basic 50,560 62,635 62,247 63,825 65,489 63,122 64,567
Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital Basic 26,246 31,942 30,067 27,725 26,072 24,023 21,107
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Basic 29,519 38,478 44,286 48,447 48,460 49,939 52,937
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Basic 52,050 86,559 85,329 84,437 76,119 72,352 66,871
Coast Plaza Hospital Basic 9,612 12,876 13,000 13,876 14,669 14,638 13,036
College Medical Center Basic 6,685 8,420 8,737 9,079 9,696 10,129 9,990
Community Hospital Long Beach (1) --- --- --- 9,213 21,381 22,209 21,727 19,800
Community Hospital of Huntington Park Standby 30,388 42,762 39,420 41,896 41,678 40,211 35,991
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Basic 11,455 14,729 13,339 13,612 13,995 14,021 12,798
Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Basic 28,301 36,739 29,758 30,828 26,257 21,484 22,179
Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital Basic 25,711 33,528 31,209 23,901 18,852 15,852 15,203
Emanate Health Queen of The Valley Hospital Basic 46,231 65,177 65,670 56,668 49,584 42,724 50,032
Encino Hospital Medical Center Basic 6,273 9,459 9,092 8,970 8,949 9,204 8,265
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Gardens Regional Hospital & Medical Center (2) Basic --- --- --- 164 2,456 6,837 7,245
Garfield Medical Center Basic 13,291 18,672 19,440 20,687 21,534 21,909 19,577
Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center Basic 21,221 31,658 33,059 33,618 33,904 33,531 31,766
Good Samaritan Hospital-Los Angeles Basic 29,194 32,743 31,774 30,227 29,905 28,281 27,055
Greater El Monte Community Hospital Basic 17,258 22,084 19,289 19,508 18,778 16,284 15,347
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Basic 44,770 56,597 57,055 60,409 57,843 54,293 47,626
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Basic 23,562 31,969 32,077 30,187 29,684 30,118 29,635
Huntington Memorial Hospital Basic 41,145 53,979 53,217 53,868 51,446 49,438 44,802
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Baldwin Park Basic 58,144 80,151 74,748 79,375 76,014 74,567 70,751
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Downey Basic 81,562 101,698 97,457 95,820 86,554 81,787 82,075
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Los Angeles Basic 48,480 64,674 63,332 64,664 67,840 64,773 57,374
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Panorama City Basic 55,425 69,474 65,650 64,775 62,494 58,891 53,795
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - South Bay Basic 55,059 70,218 65,169 63,808 56,963 54,117 53,389
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - West LA Basic 62,584 79,113 76,617 74,281 68,844 63,857 60,154
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Woodland Hills Basic 32,227 43,140 40,591 39,521 37,687 36,335 34,356
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
LA County/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Basic 56,480 72,560 71,101 67,538 61,579 55,921 38,194
LA County+USC Medical Center Comprehensive 93,697 126,957 125,695 113,509 105,661 111,906 118,712
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Basic 33,256 44,560 42,179 41,295 43,070 48,079 45,240
Los Angeles Community Hospital Standby 3,771 5,038 5,241 6,334 6,275 6,199 5,961
Los Angeles County Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Basic 45,719 59,824 61,235 59,165 52,472 53,923 54,023
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Basic 73,743 100,094 93,310 79,856 59,884 18,480 ---
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Basic 25,519 33,094 33,545 37,375 36,358 35,168 34,898
Memorialcare Long Beach Medical Center Basic 56,145 85,821 85,917 86,579 85,163 82,700 81,840
Methodist Hospital of Southern California Basic 28,786 38,809 39,125 40,995 43,822 41,925 35,759
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama Campus Basic 7,799 10,002 9,904 12,245 13,648 14,379 14,294
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Monterey Park Hospital Basic 15,312 23,767 23,053 22,915 19,771 15,957 13,896
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Basic 37,723 53,561 55,787 56,935 56,580 47,718 47,233
Norwalk Community Hospital Basic 4,564 5,867 5,562 5,605 5,001 5,350 4,947
Olympia Medical Center (3) Basic 15,536 21,108 21,401 21,810 21,474 23,046 21,947
Pacifica Hospital of The Valley Basic 5,973 8,205 9,682 10,938 12,104 12,123 11,477
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Palmdale Regional Medical Center Basic 48,703 66,458 64,603 67,086 67,985 66,321 59,815
PIH Health Hospital - Downey Basic 36,503 47,393 48,064 50,166 46,613 43,780 43,500
PIH Health Hospital - Whittier Basic 49,749 65,972 63,526 63,934 61,916 61,887 60,209
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Basic 62,642 80,920 80,755 82,109 83,925 84,580 81,301
Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center Basic 28,573 42,456 42,012 42,018 40,158 35,983 31,140
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Basic 60,537 88,291 89,948 92,822 91,962 88,883 80,304
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - San Pedro Basic 27,636 35,663 35,320 36,890 37,386 36,463 35,239
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Basic 37,275 49,855 51,972 55,029 59,038 58,959 58,251
Providence Saint John's Health Center Basic 17,209 23,212 22,859 20,913 22,298 22,500 21,477
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Basic 37,020 55,709 55,710 56,340 54,279 53,558 54,016
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Comprehensive 28,072 38,082 38,582 40,127 37,402 34,274 31,365
San Dimas Community Hospital Basic 11,013 14,926 15,373 15,711 15,073 15,743 14,661
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center Basic 14,409 21,559 20,689 21,129 21,952 22,112 20,431
Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital Basic 28,726 39,533 40,184 40,121 38,426 35,415 31,482
Sherman Oaks Hospital Basic 19,329 22,648 21,451 21,273 22,009 22,341 19,820
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Southern California Hospital at Culver City Basic 10,777 14,227 14,267 14,664 15,467 16,919 18,538
St. Francis Medical Center Basic 37,718 51,773 60,225 65,542 66,591 69,633 68,691
St. Mary Medical Center - Long Beach Basic 33,632 48,843 46,973 46,956 48,118 48,363 48,296
St. Vincent Medical Center (4) Standby 458 21,212 21,738 23,032 23,288 19,302 13,036
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Basic 50,108 67,158 63,279 64,205 61,493 58,925 53,402
Hospital Emergency Service Level* 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Basic 17,889 22,875 21,071 18,976 18,475 17,833 17,169
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Basic 39,667 60,551 59,408 63,015 63,906 60,887 56,398
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center Basic 37,256 51,400 49,941 50,562 48,587 46,047 39,533
Whittier Hospital Medical Center Basic 19,998 25,819 25,294 27,018 26,515 24,941 23,783

* LICENSED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE LEVEL:
--Standby - Physician on call
--Basic - Physician available 24x7
--Comprehensive - Physician available in EMS 24x7 with 24x7 hospital and medical services

† Not in operation at time.
(1) Closed in 2018. Reopened 2020. Emergency Department was not reopened in 2020.
(2) Closed in 2017.
(3) Closed in 2021.
(4) Closed in early 2020. Reopened same year only for COVID-19 transfers.

Source: California Department of Health Care Access and Information


Busiest Emergency Departments in Los Angeles County
Number of Reported Visits, 2020

Although there was an increase in COVID-19 patients, Emergency Department (ED) visits in Los Angeles County fell off dramatically during the pandemic year of 2020. ED visits to LA County+USC Medical Center, for example, dropped from almost 135,000 in 2019 to under 94,000 in 2020. Antelope Valley Hospital, which usually ranks second for most ED visits in the county, ranked in first place in 2020.


Hospital 2020 Visits
Antelope Valley Hospital 94,338
LA County+USC Medical Center 93,697
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Downey 81,562
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital 73,743
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 62,642
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - West LA 62,584
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center 60,537
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Baldwin Park 58,144
LA County/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 56,480
Memorialcare Long Beach Medical Center 56,145

Source: California Department of Health Care Access and Information


The Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center Emergency Department ranks as the third busiest emergency department in the nation. Source: "16 hospitals with the most ER visits in 2019", Becker's Hospital Review, July 2020.


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