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College Medical Center
College Medical Center
College Health Enterprises
Geography
Location 2776 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, California, United States
Organization
Care system Private, Medicaid, Medicare
Hospital type Teaching[1]
Affiliated university Western University of Health Sciences
Touro University California
Services
Beds 184[1]
History
Founded 1932
Links
Website www.collegemedicalcenter.com
Lists Hospitals in California

College Medical Center, formerly Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, is a community-based teaching hospital located in Long Beach, California. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital was purchased by healthcare management company, College Health Enterprises, Inc., a Santa Fe Springs-based healthcare management company, in October 2013 and was renamed College Medical Center. This purchase joined the hospital with College Hospital Cerritos and College Hospital Costa Mesa as affiliates of College Health Enterprises.[1]

Since implementing infection control measures, the hospital has nearly eliminated methicillin resistant strains of staphylococcus (MRSA). Measures include an air ventilation system that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs, more time for maintenance staff to clean rooms, and more frequent hand washing by staff members.[2][3]

Residency program

College Medical Center operates residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and traditional rotating internships.[4][5][6][7] The residencies are currently accredited by the American Osteopathic Association until 2020. With the ACGME and AOA merger of graduate medical education for MD and DO residencies, the hospital will cease the family medicine residency beyond 2020 due to accreditation conflicts between the two governing bodies; it will continue to operate the internal medicine residency and traditional rotating internship which have gained initial accreditation to continue as programs for graduate medical education.

References

  1. ^ a b c Maio, Pat (Oct 9, 2013). "Pacific Hospital to get new name under new owner". The Register. 
  2. ^ Varney, Sarah (May 28, 2011). "Hospitals Face New Pressure To Cut Infection Rates". NPR. 
  3. ^ Varney, Sarah (Mar 17, 2011). "Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections". The California Report. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Approved Internships and Residencies:WesternU/COMP/PHLB Internal Medicine". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "ACOFP Residency Finder". American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Approved Internships and Residencies:WesternU/COMP/PHLB Dermatology". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "College Medical Center". College Medical Center. 2013-10-09. Retrieved . 

External links

Coordinates: 33°48?26?N 118°11?35?W / 33.8073°N 118.1930°W / 33.8073; -118.1930


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