Centinela Medical Center
Call us at (310) 673-4660 555 E. Hardy Street | Inglewood, CA 90301
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Emergency Services

Before you're faced with an emergency, it's important to be prepared. Know where to go just in case you or your family needs the emergency room. And you'll be seen by a doctor fast. In most cases, you'll be seen by a board certified emergency physician in under 30 minutes. We are equipped with some of the most advanced medical technology available. Our services include:

Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute

Our hospital boasts three state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs for the treatment of heart attack patients. Our physicians are able to restore the flow of blood to the heart within 90 minutes of first medical contact by paramedics, which helps to minimize the damage to the heart and provides quicker recovery times.

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Centinela Hospital has received recognition as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) facility. An EDAP facility is licensed by the County of Los Angeles to receive pediatric patients through the 911 system. There are only 42 hospital emergency rooms in Southern California that meet the stringent requirements necessary to receive EDAP certification.

We have a program of continuous improvement in place to constantly review and upgrade our pediatric readiness. Our ER provides children with specially trained physicians and nurses in-house 24/7. We have installed new pediatric equipment and require ongoing pediatric education for our clinical staff. However, it's the efforts of our physicians and staff that produce the high level of care provided in our ER.

The Los Angeles County EDAP program was implemented in June of 1985 by the Board of Supervisors to improve the process of monitoring the quality of care given to children and to ensure that emergency rooms have the proper equipment and training for physicians and nurses. In addition, to qualify for the program, hospitals must also pass an on-site review and inspection of their ER by staff from the Department of Health Services

Full Service Clinical Laboratory

The Centinela Hospital Clinical Laboratory provides comprehensive twenty-four hour coverage of the emergency department for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

A comprehensive on-site laboratory, radiology department, surgical services and the wide range of services offered at Centinela Hospital Medical Center if further treatment is needed.

Imaging Services

The Centinela Hospital Medical Center's Imaging Department offers a full spectrum of services including: diagnostic radiology/fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scanning, ultrasound, echovascular testing and nuclear medicine

And of course, you have the wide range of services offered at Centinela Hospital Medical Center if further treatment is needed.

Our Service Area

We are staffed with a dedicated team of emergency-trained physicians, nurses and support personnel who save lives. Our 44-bed facility is open for treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We serve residents from:

  • Inglewood
  • El Segundo
  • Hawthorne
  • Westchester
  • Ladera Heights
  • Crenshaw
  • Culver City
  • Gardena
  • Carson
  • Lawndale

As a Level II Paramedic Receiving Station for Los Angeles County, we provide comprehensive emergency services to fire departments, ambulance companies and residents. Remember: In a medical emergency – ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1. (Click here for a printable flier on when to call 911).

Isn’t it Good to Know We’re Right Here in Your Community with Round-the-Clock Quality Care?

The Emergency Department can often be a very scary place for those who are not familiar with its operation. In order to help, we have developed the following pages to answer any questions you may have about your visit.





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