Hospital Week Caravan at LBMCThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MemorialCare’s Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach care teams worked tirelessly to provide care to the community. Today, in honor of National Hospital Week (May 9 - 15), the community showed their gratitude to Long Beach’s health care heroes.

Forty cars from 1907 to 1953 from five different car clubs – the Model T Club of Long Beach, the Model T Club of Orange County, Orange County Model A Club, Diamond Tread Model A Club from Downey, and the Southern California Group #11 from Orange County of the Early V8 Ford Club of America – paraded through the hospital campus, cheering and honking their horns to thank hospital employees for their hard work.

“Throughout the pandemic, we watched our care teams put the needs of our community above their own and we’re grateful for their sacrifice,” says Graham Tse, M.D., physician in charge, COVID Command Center, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s. “Over the last year, we felt the support and love of our community. We are grateful to continue to feel that today with this special caravan.”

Long Beach Medical Center provides adult specialty care and shares a campus with Miller Children’s & Women’s – a full-service children’s hospital. Together, these hospitals make up the second largest medical campus in the Western United States.