The U.S. is in a healthcare crisis.

$2.9 Trillion

on healthcare

That’s more than the government spends on defense, social security, education, veterans’ benefits and income security* combined.

*U.S. Office of Management and Budget

See the reality of healthcare spending

West Health Institute

We are focused on supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence.

What We Do

The West Health Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization dedicated to pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans.

Our focus is supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Established in 2009 and headquartered in San Diego with an office in Washington, D.C., the West Health Institute is part of West Health, which also includes the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center.

Collaborators

West Health works with hospitals, healthcare organizations, and foundations across the U.S. with the goal of accelerating the research and development of new, more effective ways of delivering care for all Americans.

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 54,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2013. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric outpatient clinics treated 1.8 million patients during this same period. VUMC is also home to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, with both schools currently ranked among the nation’s top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guide. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s biomedical research program has earned its place among the nation’s top academic medical centers in terms of public and private research funding, receiving nearly $460 million in total funding during the current fiscal year. Fulfilling its mission of service to the region as a nonprofit academic medical center, VUMC provided more than $477.4 million in uncompensated care during fiscal year 2013. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings as being among the nation’s best with 5 specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in their respective areas. For more information about Vanderbilt University Medical Center, see www.mc.vanderbilt.edu.

  • University of California, San Diego

  • Scripps Health

    Scripps is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California committed to providing the highest quality care to you and your family. Whether you are looking for some of the best doctors in San Diego or need care at one of our top-ranked hospitals, Scripps offers excellent medical care as well as preventive

  • Carlos Slim Health Institute

    The Carlos Slim Health Institute is a non profit organization devoted to generate solutions aimed to help solve the main health issues afflicting Latin America and Mexico’s most vulnerable population.

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Rady Children’s Hospital

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  • The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Leadership

The West Health leadership team is passionate about bringing healthcare change to all Americans.

See our leadership

Contact Information

West Health Institute

Questions, comments, or concerns? We want to hear from you.

Contact us
Address:

10350 N. Torrey Pines Road
LA Jolla, CA 92037

Phone:

1.858.535.7000