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SYLMAR : Change in Medical Center Name OKd

Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar received a new name Tuesday in recognition of its affiliation with UCLA.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename the hospital Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, as requested by the county Department of Health Services.

The department said the relationship with UCLA’s School of Medicine had increased since the hospital was opened in 1987, particularly after perinatal services were added. Links between the two include training of UCLA interns and residents at the hospital.

County health officials said they hope that the name change will improve the hospital’s ability to recruit and retain physicians, increase its stature in the community, and aid in competition for grants and private donations.

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