St. Mary Medical Center

Part of Dignity Health, the fifth largest healthcare system in the country, St. Mary Medical Center is a Level II trauma center, located in Long Beach, one of SoCal’s beautiful communities and the 7th biggest city in the state. A recognized leader in excellence, innovation, and community services, St. Mary’s is committed to ‘providing the best patient experience to everyone needing their care.’ Recipient of numerous awards including Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for five years in a row, and one of less than 450 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers designated as Baby-Friendly®, SMMC has a reputation for quality.

Community Overview

Long Beach sits on the Pacific Coast and is centrally located between LA and Orange Counties. It offers beach living in a convenient urban environment. Saying it’s a “big city with a small-town vibe”, residents move around the area easily, whether they are taking a road trip to Anaheim and Disneyland for the weekend or visiting the Santa Monica Pier. The Mediterranean climate brings a sea breeze and mild wild winters with not much precipitation. The city also has its own airport, making travel less stressful.

Neighborhoods and Housing

Whether you prefer to own or rent, there are 15 neighborhoods in Long Beach, each offering something a little different and adding life to the city’s eclectic character. Naples, Belmont Shore, and California Heights are three great communities in which to live. And whether you’re a city slicker or love a beachy vibe, you’ll find both in Long Beach.

Cultural Amenities

Long Beach has a beautiful downtown area with many tourist attractions, like the famous Aquarium of the Pacific and, of course, the East Village Arts District. You can be sure that you will find the perfect attraction for everybody in your family. Dining options are plentiful in the area and if you love tacos, Long Beach is your paradise.

Outdoor Activities

This coastal city offers a variety of aquatic activities. Its beaches are the perfect place to work out, walk, run, or do yoga. The sunshine Snorkel or hike beautiful Catalina Island, only a ferry ride away. Or, if you prefer, enjoy downtime at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden or take a waterway tour of the Naples Canals. Visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific or shopping the weekly farmers’ market are always fun.