Jump to content

LA hospitals: the good and the bad


I'm planning to relocate to the Los Angeles area after I graduate next year. I have friends and family in LA, so it's not totally foreign to me. Unfortunately none of them work in healthcare, except for a family member who works in dentistry. Anyway, I'm wondering what the reputations are for the various hospitals in the area, including surrounding areas like Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Monica, etc. Word of mouth from other nurses and nursing students seems to be one of the best ways to know which hospitals are not to be passed up and which are best to be avoided. Thanks!

I'm not from LA, but my neighbor worked at Cedars-Sinai which I believe is in the Hollywood area. From what I understand it is a pretty renowned hospital.


Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

Post is a little dated, but wanted to add that UCLA is one of the best hospitals to work at, it's currently ranked #1 in California and #4 in the nation.