Message from the CEO

Welcome to the College Medical Center website! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. College Medical Center is a 221-bed acute care hospital with medical, surgical, behavioral health services. Through the bricks and mortar and technical equipment are essential resources for the organization, the heart and soul of College Medical Center is its people – we are a family. It has been exhilarating to observe the evolution of College Medical Center into the dynamic entity that it is today. I am especially appreciative of our employees and our physicians, an organization I lead with pride, as well as the honor and privilege that it is to be a steward of our mission, “To heal with compassion and perform with distinction.” Every day, we strive to be your local healthcare provider of choice when it comes to your healthcare needs. I welcome you to College Medical Center as a visitor, a patient, an applicant or an interested physician.

As a leading healthcare provider in Long Beach, College Medical Center provides quality, compassionate and cost-effective services that continually meet and exceed our patients’ needs. For those of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this work, and to see it up close, rest assured, it can energize and inspire your organization. I hope you will consider the many quality healthcare services available to you at our hospital and off-site facilities and providers.

Together, the employees and physicians at College Medical Center have the tremendous privilege to provide support to our patients when they are experiencing some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. It is a frightening prospect to be a patient in a hospital. It can be a tremendously helpless feeling to put one’s well-being and those of loved ones in the hands of people they don’t know. As Chief Executive Officer, I have the pleasure of seeing our healthcare providers achieve this tremendous transformation every day with those who come to us for care. I continue to be amazed at the hard work and enduring commitment I see at every level of our organization. I am thankful every day that our staff has chosen to share those gifts with our community and our patients.

We hope that this website will provide you with detailed information about the programs and services offered by College Medical Center. We share an unbounded optimism in our continued impact and relevance in shaping and enriching the lives of countless members of our community. In addition, we would like it to be a resource to you and your family for health and wellness information. Thank you to our patients for your unwavering dedication as your support has always been a rock-solid foundation and a wellspring of inspiration for me. We invite you to explore our website and get to know your community hospital, one that prides itself in medical excellence and personal care!

Thank you for choosing College Medical Center!


Joe Avelino RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer