UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

82%

Patients that would definitely recommend

12% higher than the national average

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center is a medical facility located in Santa Monica, CA. This hospital has been recognized for America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022, 2021)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2023, 2022, 2021)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2024, 2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2023, 2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

1 rating was better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award™

Critical Care Excellence Award™

2024

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

2023, 2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™

2024, 2022

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

2023

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

8% higher than the national average

82%

Would definitely recommend

12% higher than the national average

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%80%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%80%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%62%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%62%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%85%86%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%55%52%

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%58%62%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

My husband is a Zarndt. We last knew that his father had a cousin Lenard in Las Vegas. We are curious if we are related ?Vincent Zarndt We live in Nebraska. We lived in California most of our lives.

Nov 28 2023

Review for Dr. Zarndt

After driving 90 minutes to get to this appointment and paying to park, I was handed a clipboard with the following contract advising that I had to pay $360 as this was a 6 month follow up scheduled by Dr. Bickman and at no point had I ever been advised of this administrative fee. I too, was advised...

Nov 26 2023

Review for Dr. Bickman

Super talented!!

Eva J Giese Nov 26 2023

Review for Dr. Towfigh

Dr Hsu is an extremely competent, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who truly cares about his patients and their individual medical outcomes.

Ernest Hill Nov 23 2023

Review for Dr. Hsu

Dr. Rapkin is expertly thorough in exploring the problem and in finding solutions. She will work with you, find, and teach you, all that is available for your situation. I’ve never met a doctor more devoted to helping her patients.

Nov 22 2023

Review for Dr. Rapkin

Location

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

1250 16th St, Santa Monica CA 90404

CallDirections

(310) 825-9111

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center located?

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center is located at 1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center has been awarded with America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and 5 more in the past two years.

Is UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center highly rated with patients?

80% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center profile..

How does UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

1250 16th St

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Directions

(310) 825-9111