LAC + USC/Harbor Patient Care Fund

Patient Care Fund

Looking to Improve Patient Care?

Did you know that your predecessors first successfully negotiated for funding for purchases for patient care needs in 1975 when they chose to forego a raise in favor of the PCF?

Today, LAC+USC and Harbor-UCLA has one of the oldest and largest Patient Care Funds, with LA County contributing $1,210,000 and $980,000 respectively.

Every year, information sessions are held at each hospital. Representatives from each specialty attend the info sessions to learn about the applications process. They then determine items(s) of their choice with their respective departments, fill out the necessary applications, and finally present their ideas to fellow residents and fellows from other departments. Funding is collectively determined at an annual voting session in the fall.

Dates for these information and voting sessions will be posted on this page and emailed to each hospital as they approach


  • Applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
  • Be an intern, resident, or fellow currently working at LAC+USC or Harbor-UCLA
  • Be an employee of the Los Angeles County-Department of Health Services covered by the CIR/SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • CIR members only
  • ONE voting rep per department only

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact your respective organizer:

Harbor-UCLA: Dwane Devoe –

LAC+USC: Morgan Currier –