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Southern California Hospitals Overview

Culver City, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Hospital
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
For decades, Southern California Hospitals have been dedicated to providing quality care to the culturally diverse populations of West Los Angeles and Hollywood, with a combined bed capacity of over 570 beds, including a behavioral health hospital in Van Nuys. Our three-hospital ... Read more

Mission: To provide award-winning, quality, compassionate and accessible healthcare in Culver City, Hollywood and Van Nuys.

Company Updates

  • James Alling, RN, from Southern California Hospital at Culver City provides a quick explanation on how to decontaminate your hands, shoes and tabletop of viruses, including COVID-19.

  • Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care in 2020, according to a national study by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.

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Southern California Hospitals – Why Work With Us?


The Southern California Lifestyle in Hollywood and Culver City

If the Southern California lifestyle beckons you, consider working for Southern California Hospitals with locations in Culver City, Hollywood and Van Nuys. If you already live here and are looking for a career change, consider one of our locations.

If you live outside of California and beautiful year-round weather, nearby beaches and a rich tapestry of cultural opportunities are calling you to the Golden State, check out our current job listings at SCH.Jobs.net!

We have two acute care hospitals in Culver City and Hollywood and a behavioral health hospital in Van Nuys. Our two acute care hospitals are nationally recognized for patient safety excellence and other clincal achievements.

  • Centrally located in the thriving metropolis of Culver City, our award-winning 420-bed hospital offers a variety of clinical acute care programs and services, a paramedic-receiving emergency department, behavioral health services and much more. If you enjoy a busy hospital environment within walking distance to cultural events, restaurants and nighlife, consider Southern California Hospital at Culver City.
  • Located in the heart of Hollywood, our 100-bed Hollywood location offers more than a dozen clincal programs and specialties, an urgent care, and specific services to cater to our Hollywood residents. Located just off Vine, those seeking to be in the center of the action should consider this location.
  • Our Van Nuys facility is an acute inpatient and outpatient behavioral health hospital located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. 

As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive competitive medical/dental/vision benefits and PTO. We also offer a company 401k.

No matter what type of hospital and location, we likely have just the place for you. Check our our current job postings.


Location Flexibility

If you like to have location opportunities, we have 20 hospitals in six states—seven of the hospitals are located in Southern California. The rest are located in Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic and compassionate professionals who want to join our SoCal team in Los Angeles or Orange County. Come grow with us!

Employee Testimonials

Read what our employees have to say about working for us.

Southern California Hospital at Culver City

Combining Healthcare and Lifestyle in a Thriving Metropolis

Southern California Hospital at Culver City is centrally located between Sony Pictures Studios and Culver City Hall. Culver City offers a charming collection of outdoor cafes, unique shops, galleries and nightlife opening onto tree-lined boulevards. Amazon also is expanding its Culver City footprint. In addition, striking landmark buildings are home to a vast array of entrepreneurial business and creative enterprises—and our hospital is right in the middle of the action.

Our 420-bed Culver City location offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient acute care services, including orthopedic and spine surgery, center of excellence surgical weight-loss program, women's services, heart institute, acute rehabilitation, pulmonary and vascular services, general surgery, imaging and lab services, and comprehensive behavioral health and dependency programs, among other services.

Additionally, the hospital has a 24-hour emergency department, which serves as a paramedic-receiving station and is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and nurse specialists.

Work at a Nationally Recognized Hospital for Safety

Southern California Hospital at Culver City received the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, putting it in the top 5% in the nation among acute care hospitals for patient safety. This is the third year Culver City has achieved this distinction (2015-16, 2018).

In addition to the Patient Safety Excellence Award, Culver City hospital also received several 2018 clinical specialty awards, including Five Stars for Appendectomy, Pacemaker Procedures, Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure, Sepsis Treatment, Esophageal-Stomach Surgeries and Treatment of COPD, as well as the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades.

Competitve Benefits and Location Opportunities

Southern California Hospitals, as part of Prospect Medical Holdings, offers a 401k and competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and PTO.

With more than 20 hospitals in 6 six states, if you are looking for location flexibility, consider Southern California Hospitals. The other hospitals are in Texas, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Hospital Details

Websites

JobsHospital

Address

3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90232

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

Heart Institute, center of excellence bariatric surgery, emergency department, imaging and lab services, orthopedics and spine surgery, general surgery, pulmonary services, acute rehabilitation, vascular services, and women's health, as well as behavioral health and dependency programs, among others.


Work, Play in the Heart of Hollywood

This Job Opportunity Stars... You!

Located in central Los Angeles and 15 miles from the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood is a trendy neighborhood and notable home to the U.S. film industry. Today, historic studios and old Hollywood glam buildings compete with contemporary restaurants and destinations.

Our Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is located just off Vine Street, which became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses. The popular Sunset Strip is less than 4 miles from the hospital.

Our Hollywood location provides comprehensive, quality, accessible acute care with specialty programs and services in cardiology, pulmonology, internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics and spine, hematology, endocrinology, cardiothoracic vascular surgery, urology, plastic surgery, and more. Additionally, a 24-hour urgent care doctor is on duty.

Nationally Recognized Care

If you prefer to work in the heart of the Hollywood action in an award-winning hospital, known for patient safety and pulmonary care excellence awards, consider working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood. We have won numerous national awards. See our current job openings.

Competitive Benefits and Location Flexibility

We offer a 401k and competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as generous paid-time-off (PTO).

As part of Prospect Medical Holdings, the company operates 20 hospitals in six states, including seven in Southern California. The other hospitals are in Texas, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Hospital Details

Websites

JobsHospital

Address

6245 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

Cardiology, pulmonology, internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics, hematology, endocrinology, podiatry, cardiothoracic vascular surgery, urology, plastic surgery, and 24/7 urgent care, among other programs.


Caring for the Whole Patient

Work in the Heart of San Fernando Valley

Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys Behavioral Health Hospital is a 57-bed behavioral health hospital that provides acute inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services on a voluntary basis. To be a patient, there must be a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression, or similar disagnoses.

Many patients participate in the hospital’s Independent Outpatient Program. The IOP provides group therapy with the goal of stabilizing patients who are dealing with chronic and persistent psychiatric disorders. IOP patients attend the program for one to 11 hours of treatment per week to improve their level of functioning and prevent the need for a higher level of care.

Join Our Multidisciplinary Team

The behavioral health treatment staff is multidisciplinary and includes psychiatrists and other physicians. Presently, there are 10 doctors on staff, and all patients are seen by a psychiatrist and an internist. Hospital medical staff also includes psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others. This enables us to provide patients with comprehensive care and individualized treatment with the goal of providing the highest level of care.

If you are interested in joining our behavioral health team, check out current job openings.

One of the Largest SoCal Mental Health Providers

Using an integrative treatment approach, our behavioral health network includes more than 160 beds in Bellflower, Norwalk and Culver City—making us one of the largest mental health providers for adults in Southern California.

Hospital Details

Websites

JobsHospital

Address

14433 Emelita St., Van Nuys, CA 91401

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

Specialty

Acute inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services.

EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS - WHY I CHOOSE TO WORK AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSITALS

Sona, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

 “As a new graduate nurse, I wanted the highest level of experience I could find, and I am getting it here at Southern California Hospital  at Hollywood. We have such a diverse patient population, you get a great experience. I love that everyone helps each other. If I need assistance with a patient, there are always other nurses nearby to help stay with a patient so they don't fall while you go get medication or locate a doctor. We have both the support, equipment and tools we need to provide good, safe patient care.”

Courtney, RN, Medical-Surgical Unit, Culver City

"I’ve been in the role to be a caretaker for a family member, so I can see patient care from both the patient’s and the nurse’s viewpoint, which I find beneficial. I started out as a new grad at Southern California Hospital at Culver City, but stayed after completing the program because of the way nurses are treated. My manager, especially, is always asking us for input on how to improve our processes and care. More importantly, they implement our suggestions."

William, CNA, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

“I can’t say enough about the great people I work with at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood. We really are like a family here, everyone is friendly, and many have become my friends outside of work… total teamwork. If a patient needs “max assist,” there is always someone available to help. A great team helps to eliminate the stress in a difficult situation. Like every hospital, we have challenging patients, but they are so grateful when we help them. A stranger’s gratitude is a great feeling.

Hollywood Hospital management also is great to work with. They are flexible to work with your schedule, on top of providing great benefits and pay.”

Danielle, RN, Telemetry, Culver City

"I initially chose to work at Southern California Hospital at Culver City because the hospital had a strong new grad program and offered scheduling flexibility. Since working here, I also discovered that hospital leadership encourages suggestions from nurses on how to improve the patient experience and really listens to our feedback. My coworkers are very supportive and that makes patient care a lot easier."

Crystal, LVN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

“I came to Southern California Hospital at Hollywood to have an opportunity for growth and to get an experience in acute care. Our Hollywood hospital team helped to train me, and encourage me to have educational goals. Initially, I was a bit nervous, but with the training and amazing support of staff I was not overwhelmed."


Sidikat, RN, Critical Care, Culver City

I appreciate three things about working at Southern California Hospital at Culver City: the teamwork, focus on employee and patient safety, and educational opportunities. Teamwork and safety are highly emphasized here, which benefits the nurses and the patients. In addition, I am always being encouraged to expand my nursing career expertise by attending the FlexEd courses, lecture series and HealthStream online learning.

Juliet, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"Nearly six years ago, I got introduced to Hollywood Hospital through a friend who worked here and said you get the best experience at a community hospital. I agree, it's a great place to work and to increase your skills by working with various different patient populations. We help each other out here—no one says, “It’s not my job”—everyone just helps!  Because we are a community hospital, we also are a very close team and very responsive to medical issues."

Enid, Charge RN, Behavioral Health, Culver City

 “I love working here for both the patients and the people. I had many chances to work elsewhere, but I always stayed at Southern California Hospitals (fomerly Brotman) because it's like a family. I came to a new country and city and felt right at home here. People care about each other and help each other out.”


Le, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"I like working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood for the culture and in-depth training I’ve received. It's a great place to start and expand your nursing skills, as well as to pick up a new skill sets in time management, proper protocols, policies and Joint Commission regulations. Our hospital staff is willing to teach you if you don't know how and help you to advance if your goal is to be a charge nurse or supervisor."

Carlos, RN, Telemetry, Culver City

"I started at Southern California Hospital at Culver City as a new grad and found my colleagues to be helpful and patient. Opportunities like this don’t come often and to be able to advance my career in this environment has been very rewarding."


Carolyn, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

“Working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is a great opportunity for new grads. I started on the medical-surgical unit and was able to orient to a new telemetry unit with higher-acuity patients. Nurses have opportunities to try out new units, such as surgery or urgent care—or even ICU, if a position is open. Supervisors are always on-call and available if nurses need extra assistance.”


Ruben, Behavioral Health Tech, Culver City

 “I chose to work in this field more than 25 years ago because mental health issues often are not as easily identifiable as medical illnesses. You have to dig deeper with behavioral health patients to learn about their condition.

 I try to take the time to listen to our patients, set limits and help them to gain understanding about their medications. When they thank me just for listening, it makes my day.  Sometimes they even call me Uncle Ruben.”

Victoria, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

“As a new graduate nurse, I was fortunate that the Southern California Hospital at Hollywood was able to provide me with great hospital experience and education, including becoming an expert at giving IVs.

 Nursing school is great, but being in a hospital is reality. At our Hollywood Hospital, they ensure we understand that patient safety is important. We learn how to keep our patient safe and prioritize the many things we have to accomplish for our patients.”

Eddie, Behavioral Health Tech, Culver City

“Something about this place, it’s amazing—I feel like it is a family. I look forward to coming here every day. With our new leadership, I have never seen the administration so motivated to move the hospital forward. This place is the best it has ever been; I love it. In regard to patient care, my philosophy is that they are not only patients, they are humans with a heart.”

Karen, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

“As a previous licensed vocational nurse, I was looking for an acute care experience. I’ve been at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood for five years now. What a great experience! I’ve seen many changes, such as patient care and quality improvements. Plus, the hospital has added new and updated equipment, such as bed alarms that prevent falls and vital sign monitoring technology to assist the nursing assistants.

You never have to rely on yourself here, everyone helps. Our Rapid Response Team brings staff from other departments for challenging situations, including radiology and respiratory, so you have extensive back-up support.”

Sally, Behavioral Health Nurse, Culver City

“As a nurse, I never expected to be a patient in my own hospital. I learned a new saying the day I became sick, mai dire mai, which means ‘never say never’ in Italian. It sometimes can take getting very sick and being a patient to learn how wonderful Southern California Hospital at Culver City is. In addition to the great emergency and surgical care, I credit the love and attention of the exceptional team for saving my life.” Read her story.

Junel, RN, Behavioral Health/Acute Rehab/Subacute, Culver City

In 2018, I went from being an LVN to an RN and love the variety of floating to different units. I always feel like my workload is light because everyone pitches in to help each other. I also enjoy the cultural diversity of our patients as this requires a different approach and communication skills with different patients.



Southern California Hospitals Reviews

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    "Small hospital with really friendly coworkers"

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    I have been working at Southern California Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family like work environment, Generous amounts of PTO is provided, easy to request vacation time, great interdepartmental help with other coworkers,

    Cons

    Health care benefits, no matching 401k, traffic surrounding the hospital

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Southern California Hospitals Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Southern California Hospitals (Culver City, CA) in August 2019.

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    After a week of online application, I got a phone call (screening) from the recruiter. She then arranged a face to face interview with the hiring manager. I passed it, the same day I was given a great offer! That was quick wow.

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Southern California Hospitals Awards & Accolades

  • Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety Excellence, Healthgrades, 2019
  • 5 Stars for COPD Treatment, Healthgrades, 2019
  • 5 Stars for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, Healthgrades, 2019
  • 5 Stars for Heart Attack Treatment, Healthgrades, 2019
  • 5 Stars for Heart Failure Treatment, Healthgrades, 2019
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