Los Angeles Times: UCLA Medical Center preps for its biggest operation: moving day

Los Angeles Times: UCLA Medical Center preps for its biggest operation: moving day

June 25, 2008

On Sunday, 2,100 doctors, nurses, technicians and managers at UCLA Medical Center will participate in a task of epic proportions: moving to the gleaming new hospital across the street.

Although the distance is short, the details are daunting. The shift to the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will require military-style precision. Using 30 ambulances and 80 gurneys, three teams of professionals will transfer 350 patients — many of them hooked up to monitors and respirators — at the rate of one every two minutes.

How cool; that’s a story they’ll all remember for their entire lives.  It’s not often a hospital just picks up and moves.


Comments

  1. good for them :)

    not to rain on their parade, but i do want to point out that while moving across the street is plenty hard enough, the hospital i work at (univ. of colo.) up and moved across the whole damned city about a year ago … haha

    luckily, the move went pretty smoothly.

    http://m.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/Jun/15/a-coordinated-change/

  2. Almostamedstudent says:

    Their cross-town rival, USC, is supposed to be doing the same thing soon as well, moving LA County Hospital from the old building into the new (they told us it would happen in August when we interviewed there, but it may have gotten pushed back like those things do).