The world-renowned UCLA Medical Center is actually part of
a larger healthcare system, UCLA Healthcare, which also operates a hospital in Santa Monica and seven primary care clinics throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine uses two Los Angeles County hospitals as teaching hospitals: Harbor-UCLA Medical
Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. In all, there are four hospitals in Los Angeles County that carry the UCLA name.In 1981, the UCLA
Medical Center made history when an assistant professor named Michael Gottlieb first diagnosed an unknown affliction later to
be called AIDS. As of 2004, U.S. News and World Report has ranked UCLA Medical Center as the best hospital in the western United States
for 15 consecutive years, and placed it among its honor roll of best hospitals in the United States.
UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services
Besides operating the usual dormitories and apartment buildings, UCLA also runs a small, full-service, on-campus hotel, the
UCLA Guest House, and a full-service conference center, the UCLA Conference Center, in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead. This is a peripheral enterprise, as UCLA does not have a hotel
management program, so it directly serves no educational purpose.
The UCLA name also doubles as an overseas fashion brand that invokes its fame as a university, in conjunction with perceptions
of freedom in the California lifestyle; in certain Asian countries, it is
considered fashionable to adorn oneself with the UCLA brand name.