About Us

Through the years we have helped generation after generation reach better health. Our organization has been striving to serve the needs of our region since we were established in 1957 as a proprietary hospital by Dr. Lester Morrison and a group of his associates who saw the need for a hospital in the burgeoning community of East Whittier.

Whittier Hospital Medical Center is now a 178-bed acute care hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), with a medical staff of approximately 500 physicians representing over 40 specialties. Being part of the community has been an important goal throughout the years, and with your help and loyalty we can continue to provide health services that you can depend on. Our board-certified physicians and registered nurses are trained in emergency services and have the skill and experience to deal with a wide variety of emergency situations.