Thursday, April 9, 2009

Head's Up !: New 15th St. Entrance to E.R. at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital !


Dateline: April 8, 2009

RE: New Entrance to E.R. at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

The Entrance to the Nethercutt Emergency Center at S.M.-UCLA Hospital is NOW located on 15th Street between Arizona Ave. and Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica. (S.M.-UCLA Emergency Center: phone (310) 319-4765)

(photo by Will Maguire, 04.08.09, shows entrance to E.R. on 15th St. just north of Arizona Ave.).

*** NOTE: E.R. Entrance is on east side of 15th St. just north of Arizona Ave. ***

(short-term parking available near E.R. Entrance on 15th St.)

Here is a link to the S.M.-UCLA Website with Map/Directions to SM-UCLA Hospital location:

(Source: S.M.-UCLA Press Release).

Sample Driving Directions from Beach:
Wilshire east to 15th St., turn right on 15th St., proceed down just short of next intersection at Arizona and turn left into E.R. Entrance which is well marked with several RED signs (see photo above of driveway entrance).

historical footnote: "Back in the day" before the massive remodel of S.M.-UCLA Hospital, the E.R. was located on 16th St. just south of Wilshire Blvd...and where Mickey Gallagher used to volunteer in the E.R. in the mid to late 1970's armed with a stethoscope and bp monitor ! True Story ! In any case, the E.R. is no longer on 16th St.! On the other hand, the main entrance to the hospital for visiting patients is at 1250 16th Street, on west side of 16th St. between Wilshire Blvd. and Arizona Ave.

Thus, hypothetically speaking, the closest E.R. to Central Section beach emergencies is S.M-UCLA on 15th St. and Arizona !

Next would be St. John's Hospital's E.R. on Santa Monica Blvd. just east of 20th St. on north side of Santa Monica Blvd.(St. John's Emergency Room: phone (310) 829-8212).

*** Your mantra for the closest E.R. should then be: 15th and Arizona ! ***

15th and Arizona ! 15th and Arizona ! 15th and Arizona ! 15th and Arizona ! 15th and Arizona !

Pop Quiz:

1. Question: Where is the closest E.R. to a beach emergency at SMN
Tower #8?

Answer: S.M-UCLA Hospital's E.R. at 15th and Arizona !

2. Bonus Question and Prize Offer:

Question: Which area has the most rescues annually in Central Section:

A. Will Rogers
B. Santa Monica South
C. Venice South
E. None of the above.

Answer: (fill in and reply to sender). Contest ends Easter Sunday. Winner to be announced Monday, April 13, 2009.

Correct responder's names will be placed in a hat and the winner will receive a Norton Wisdom artwork embroidered blanket (blue blanket with "red and white" embroidery of Norton's famed "Running Lifeguard" (aka, Commitment) logo on it (see photo sample below; New Balance® shoes and Bamboo hallway runner not included; photo by a.h. guillaume and used here with permission)

Until next time...

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