January 22, 2023
Contact: LAC+USC Media Relations, 323-409-6899
Statement on Behalf of Jorge Orozco, CEO of LAC+USC Medical Center
At this time, we can confirm that our LAC+USC Medical Center has received four of the victims of the Monterey Park Mass Shooting that took place the night of Saturday, January 21st. LAC+USC Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center with medical personnel extensively experienced in providing exceptional care in gun related tragedies.
Due to Federal HIPAA patient privacy laws, we are unable to share details on our patients’ status. However, we want to assure the families of those at our LAC+USC Medical Center that our medical teams are doing everything possible to care for their loved ones.
Finally, we want to express our profound sympathies to the families and loved ones of those whose lives were violently taken in this tragedy.
About LAC+USC Medical Center LAC+USC Medical Center, one of the largest public hospitals in the country is a 600-bed, Level One Trauma Center and an academic teaching hospital run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Through its affiliations with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health, it is one of the premier academic teaching hospitals in the nation and one of the state’s leading hospitals for training health professionals. LAC+USC operates special units that serve patients across the Southern California region, including a Burn Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Psychiatric and Pediatric Emergency Rooms. LAC+USC is home to the Rand Schrader HIV/AIDS Clinic, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) offering medical, mental health, protective, and social services to over 20,000 victims of family violence and sexual assault each year, and a renowned medical clinic for children at risk for or already in foster care.