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Building the Hospital Campus of the Future in Long Beach Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center


St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is proud to announce a new modernization and expansion project that will transform our hospital into the campus of the future.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our Emergency Department, as well as the addition of a new, modern patient tower,” states Carolyn Caldwell, President and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center. “These exciting changes further support our mission to provide high-quality health care services to the Long Beach community.”

The expanded Emergency Department will offer leading edge technology to improve the ER throughput as well as new trauma bays for our most critical patients.  The new patient tower will have private rooms, new operating rooms with the latest surgical equipment and new labor and delivery suites, among other things.

The hospital will also be expanding some of our key service lines, including, neurosciences, women’s and children’s health, orthopedics and cardiovascular services.

As part of our ongoing mission to provide the latest medical technologies and world-class services for generations to come, these significant developments will dramatically enhance our capacity to meet the future health needs of patients and their families.

We look forward to sharing even more details on the modernization of St. Mary Medical Center in the near future.

About Dignity Health-St. Mary Medical Center

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.

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