About The Center for Prehospital Care
The Center for Prehospital Care, Education and Research brings together the educational and research resources of Loma Linda University (LLU) and the educational and clinical resources of Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).
This combination benefits the emergency medical services (EMS) community by:
- Translating research into quality patient care via up-to-date education
- Addressing the dynamics of industry with regard to resource management, technology and economic viability
This relationship also allows us to:
- Build the body of knowledge that guides EMS practice
- Analyze information to assure evidence-based practice
- Focus on the further development of EMS systems
LLUMC is strategically located in the center of Southern California and serves as the only tertiary care center, children’s hospital and Level I Trauma Center for:
- A region that covers 25 percent of the state of California, encompassing the Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties respectively
- One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States
- A population of over 3.3 million, which is increasing at a rate of nearly 100,000 residents per year
- A geographically diverse region including some of the largest urban, rural and wilderness areas in the country
Serving the Region
The incorporation of the nationally recognized LLUMC and LLU’s Department of Emergency Medicine, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, makes conditions ideal for our prehospital care center to serve a diverse population across an extensive geographic region. Also, no other organization within the vast geographic area served by LLUMC offers the full range of emergency medical services care, training, education and research available through the Center for Prehospital Care, Education and Research.