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The 11-story Loma Linda University Medical Center, serves as a level I trauma center for San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire. The main tower of the center was built in 1967. It is one of the tallest buildings in the Inland Empire. Loma Linda University Medical Center made international news on October 26, 1984, when Dr. Leonard L Bailey transplanted a baboon heart into Baby Fae, an infant born with a severe heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This effort led to a successful infant heart transplant program at the center, with transplantation of human-to-human infant transplants. The hospital was ranked the 14th best in California by the U.S. News & World Report in 2014.