At the threat of being shut down, a young medical school builds a hospital in Los Angeles to expand clinical opportunities for student doctors. Over the next century it struggles with challenges from within and without. Wars take students and teachers far from home. The medical school connection dissolves. Depressions and recessions erode the bottom line as do soaring costs and excessive uncompensated care. When all hope seems lost, the hand of God intervenes, renewing the faith of those who believe in the mission of White Memorial Medical Center. The hospital survives, indeed thrives in the face of every obstacle it overcomes.