Established in 1945, St. Francis Medical Center is the only comprehensive non-profit healthcare institution serving Southeast Los Angeles. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for the nearly 700,000 adults and 300,000 children who count on us for high quality, compassionate medical care. St. Francis Medical Center is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — and respecting the dignity of each patient.
We operate a 384-bed acute care hospital, six community-based health clinics, and the largest and busiest private emergency trauma center in Los Angeles County — treating 60,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 6,000 babies were born at SFMC’s Family Life Center, with 750 babies cared for in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center. Our Healthy Community Initiatives bring healthcare services to children and families in their schools and neighborhoods. In addition, we operate the Children’s Counseling Center for abused and neglected children, St. Francis Career College, and a broad range of educational and community services programs.
The mission of St. Francis Medical Center reflects the guiding principle of the Daughters of Charity — serving the sick poor. No ill or injured man, woman, or child is ever turned away because of the inability to pay for needed care. We’re dedicated to nurturing healthy children and families, fostering self-sufficiency, and achieving excellence in facilities and technology with the ultimate goal of enhancing the health of our community.