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Emergency Services

Centinela Hospital’s Emergency room Department is one of the top 10 busiest privately run ER’s in Los Angeles County. To accommodate this patient flow and future growth, Centinela Hospital recently completed a six-phase ER remodel and expansion project. This project plan includes more than 10,000 square feet of additional space and increases the number of ER beds to 52 to allow the hospital’s doctors, nurses and staff to treat ER patients more efficiently in a soothing environment conducive to healing.

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

Our Service Areamap

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 III 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.

What happens when I arrive at the emergency department?
What you may see while in the emergency department?
Medical terms used in the emergency department?
Frequently asked questions about the emergency department?