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Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
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Hollywood Presbyterian
Medical Center
CHA Health Systems
Location 1300 North Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, California, United States
Coordinates 34°5′47″N 118°17′28″W / 34.09639°N 118.29111°W / 34.09639; -118.29111Coordinates: 34°5′47″N 118°17′28″W / 34.09639°N 118.29111°W / 34.09639; -118.29111
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university USC School of Medicine[1]
Beds 434
Founded 1924
Lists Hospitals in California

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, formerly known as Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, is a private hospital located at 1300 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The hospital has 434 beds.


The hospital was founded as Hollywood Hospital in 1924.[2] In 2004, it was sold to the CHA Medical Group of South Korea for US$69,000,000.[3]


"Patient dumping"

In February 2007, an investigation was launched after a hospital official allegedly "dumped" 54-year-old Gabino Olvera, a paraplegic patient, on a Skid Row street. According to witnesses, Olvera was removed from a hospital van and was left writhing in a gutter, wearing nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy bag.[4] The hospital agreed to pay US$1,000,000 and be monitored for up to 5 years as part of a settlement agreement reached in 2008.[5]


In 2016, the hospitals computer system was hijacked by ransomware forcing the hospital to use paper. Patients were asked to pick up lab results in person. The hospital paid a 40 bitcoin ransom that was then worth approximately US$17,000 to the hackers to regain access to their system.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Corporate Spotlight: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Archived from the original on 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Tenet Agrees to Sell Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to CHA Medical Group". Tenet HealthSystem Medical. 2004-11-10. Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  4. ^ Blankstein, Andrew; Winton, Richard (2007-02-09). "Paraplegic allegedly 'dumped' on skid row". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  5. ^ Winton, Richard (2008-05-31). "Hospital agrees to $1 million settlement for dumping patient on skid row". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  6. ^ Green, Max (18 February 2016). "Hospital pays $17k ransom to get medical records back from hackers". Becker's Health IT and CIO Review. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  7. ^ Winton, Richard (18 February 2016). "Hollywood hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoin to hackers; FBI investigating". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  8. ^ Mastroianni, Brian (February 18, 2016). "Dangerous escalation in ransomware attacks". CBS News. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 

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