Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach are the Official Hospitals of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. The Emergency Department at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach is one of the largest and most advanced of its kind in California. Each year, they treat approximately 80,000 patients – both adult and pediatric. The Emergency Department (ED) and Trauma Center is 32,000 square feet with 53 beds.
Course Medical Aid
You’ve trained hard to finish the race and the Team at Memorial is there to support you on race day. They provide one of the most comprehensive on-course medical aid of any marathon event in the nation. Over 200 Memorial physicians, nurses and staff will be on course to provide necessary medical attention. Whether you just have a blister or a more urgent medical need, please look their Red Shirts at the following Medical Aid locations:
- Mile 6.5 (pass Main Medical Aid at the Finish Line)
- Mile 8.75 (by the Belmont Pool)
- Miles (finding exact location)
- Miles 15/21.5 (Clark and Anaheim)
- Miles 16./20 (Whaley Park on Atherton)
- Miles 18.5 (East Campus Road and Anaheim)
- Miles 11/24 (Ocean Blvd. and Euclid)
- Main Medical Aid at Finish Line (Shoreline Drive and Linden)
If you are having or become aware of any life-threatening emergency during the marathon, please immediately call 911.
To learn more about how the care teams at Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach please read below or visit MemorialCare.org.
Long Beach Memorial is the first STEMI receiving center in the city of Long Beach to be accredited by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services. Los Angeles County residents with chest pain who call 9-1-1 will automatically be directed to a STEMI center, where cardiac expertise and facilities are ready 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The Chest Pain Center and STEMI receiving center work in conjunction with the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial to provide the best cardiac care available.
Stroke Receiving Center
Long Beach Memorial is a dedicated Stroke Receiving Center for Los Angeles County – providing patients with advanced treatment options and a highly trained stroke team is
on-hand 24/7, making fast response times and positive outcomes a reality. The MemorialCare Stroke Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, which seeks to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public. The Joint Commission certifies that approved programs like the MemorialCare Stroke Center follow national standards and guidelines to improve outcomes for patients.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
The Emergency Department is an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP), certified by L.A. County, treating more than 23,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. Board-certified emergency medicine pediatricians and the pediatric emergency care team are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). A dedicated Emergency Department Child Life Specialist is on-hand to patients and their families to help lessen anxieties and explain what is happening, as often times it’s a family’s first hospital experience. Once a child becomes stable or needs further specialized care, the Emergency Department team smoothly transfers patients based on their acuity or needs to one of the specialized general pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Cancer care centers at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.
The Emergency Department at Long Beach Memorial offers the latest technological advances in radiology — including CT scanning. The ED also offers bedside monitoring and registration and enhanced communication systems and ensures patients receive the best emergency and trauma care available.
Services and Amenities include:
- 53 Patient Beds
- Two Trauma-Specific Treatment Rooms
- Digital Imaging Capabilities
- Accredited Chest Pain Center and STEMI Receiving Center
- Computerized Patient Tracking System
- Paramedic Base Station
- Certified Disaster Response Team
- Large Patient Waiting Area
After the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, disaster preparedness throughout the nation has changed. In 2002, Los Angeles County became a direct recipient of the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP) grant. From that grant, 11 Disaster Resource Centers (DRCs) were developed throughout the county, with each having 8 – 10 “umbrella hospitals.” With Los Angeles County being approximately 4,000 square miles with a population of nearly 10 million people, this program is a necessity.
Long Beach Memorial is one of the newest Disaster Resource Centers in Los Angeles County, sharing duties with St. Mary Medical Center to protect Long Beach and neighboring cities. Our goal as a DRC is to take an “all hazards” approach to disaster preparedness, with an emphasis on terrorism preparedness. We also have expanded our bioterrorism equipment and provide training.