DHS Mission: To ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.
Mitchell H. Katz, M.D.
Welcome to the homepage of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Our health care system operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Each year, 700,000 unique patients seek care in one of our hospitals or clinics.
Public hospitals are special places and are there for us when we need them. They train a majority of new physicians, provide life-saving trauma and burn care, and serve the needs of society's most vulnerable. They push boundaries in treating illness and restore good health through a patient-centered focus.
I am proud of this organization and our historic mission to provide high quality medical care. The County-run health care system plays a vital role in improving health and making our lives, and our world, better.
Did you know DHS hospitals rank in the 90th percentile for AMI (Heart Attack) care? Click here for this & other Quality Measures on our Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Dashboard.
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