Norwalk, California
(562) 868-3751

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About Us

Welcome to Coast Plaza Hospital – where providing a high quality, compassionate medical services is our priority.

We are a 117 acute bed hospital providing high quality medical services to the city of Norwalk and the surrounding areas of Southeast Los Angeles County. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and are licensed providers for Medicare and Medi-Cal programs, along with many HMO’s, PPO’s and managed care organizations.  We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services designed to meet the needs of our patients.

CPH Team

We have been serving our community for over 55 years providing a wide range of services including adult and pediatric Emergency Department services 24 hours a day. In addition to its Emergency Department, Coast Plaza provides complete intensive care, critical care and progressive care services, including state-of-the-art healthcare tools such as radiological diagnostic machinery (CT Scan, Ultrasound Services and an open MRI), laboratory services and a hospital-wide patient monitoring telemetry system. Coast Plaza also utilizes an advanced array of surgical equipment for both general and specialty services, and has incorporated a modern nursing communication system designed to make each patient’s stay as quiet and pleasant as possible.

Our Hospital Leadership is committed to providing affordable, high-quality healthcare services to our community with consistency and compassion. Continue reading to learn more about our Leadership.


Araceli Lonergan

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Araceli Lonergan has over 20 years of leadership experience involving hospital administration and operations, physician recruitment and business development in the for-profit healthcare environment. Araceli sits on the Board of Directors for the Gardena Police Foundation, and is a member of the Hospital Association of Southern California, Gardena Chamber of Commerce and the Women in Healthcare Association. She holds a BA from California State University, Los Angeles, and a MBA from Pepperdine University.


Downapha Britton

Chief Nursing Officer

Downapha Britton brings more than 15 years of health care experience, including responsibilities in the areas of hospital operations, quality management, risk management and clinical education. She comes from a strong academic background and has been a guest lecturer for several universities, including California State University, Long Beach. Prior to joining Coast Plaza Hospital, Downapha served as Director of Nursing at Olympia Medical Center. She holds her Doctorate and MBA from La Trobe University, School of Nursing.


Board of Directors

MichaelBarsom
RickyBush
ManouchehrEsmaili
ShaheenIqbal
PramodMultan
ReggieBerry2
KendallHirai
CurtisJensen
FernandoVasquez
MikeEgan