About Us

St. Mary Medical Center was founded in August 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to serve the healthcare needs of Long Beach and the surrounding communities. Today, our hospital and clinics continue to deliver quality medical services and programs. Our commitment is to provide the best patient experience for everyone who needs our care.
More than 600 physicians and more than 1,350 employees work at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center. We have clinics on campus for children, pregnant women, families and seniors, plus specialty care clinics. There are 389 patient rooms in the hospital, most of them private, single-occupancy.

We provide the full spectrum of acute care services and also extend access through community benefits outreach. St. Mary Medical Center continues the mission to treat people with dignity and provide compassionate care of body, mind and spirit to the community we serve.

Our reputation for quality includes Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 5 years in a row, a Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2016 and Treatment of Stroke for 14 years in a row (2003-2016). St. Mary Medical Center is also a designated Baby-Friendly® hospital. We are also a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and an LA County-designated STEMI Receiving Center. The CARE Clinic is a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Center of Excellence, which helps meet the needs of those affected or at risk of HIV in our community through treatment, education and support.


It is the policy of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center not to:

  • exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against, any participants, beneficiaries, applicants, and employees, including sensory-impaired persons;
  • do so on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and
  • do so in admission to, participation in, or in receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein.

And we make this policy whether carried out by Dignity Health directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom Dignity Health arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

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St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
1050 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA  90813

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Community Benefits

At Dignity Health, a key part of our mission is supporting the health of our communities in meaningful, measurable ways. It is also part of our mandate as a non-profit healthcare provider under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Physician & Resident Services

St. Mary has many accolades to its credit including being an UCLA-affiliated Medical Education Program and historically being rated the Best Hospital in Long Beach in the areas of cardiac care, stroke care and women’s services, according to a major third-party company.


St. Mary 's Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923 to expand the call of Bishop Dubuis to minister to "Our Lord Jesus Christ suffering in the persons of a multitude of sick and infirm of every kind who seek relief at your hands."

End of Life Option Act

Death is a sacred part of life's journey; we will intentionally neither hasten nor delay it. For this reason, physician-assisted suicide is not part of Dignity Health's mission.

Mission, Vision & Values

Dignity Health is committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus, and to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the communities we serve.

Disaster Resource Center

St. Mary Medical Center is the Los Angeles County Disaster Resource Center for the greater Long Beach area.