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Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Geography
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Children's
Affiliated university University of Southern California
Services
Emergency department Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers
Beds over 300
History
Founded 1901
Links
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in California

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles[1] is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 80,000 children each year, with physician expertise in over 100 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.[2 ]

The hospital is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

President/CEO: Richard D. Cordova, FACHE

Contents

Award-Winning Care

Top 10 Hospital - U.S. News & World Report

A Magnet Hospital - American Nursing Credentialing Center

Care Provision

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care.

While most of the children admitted come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and around the world.

Statistics regarding care:

• More than 62,000 children treated each year in the Emergency Department

• Designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Los Angeles County EMS Agency

• Operator of one of the largest dedicated neonatal/pediatric transport program in the nation, annually triaging more than 3,000 patients using a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, chartered Lear jet and other means of transportation.

• Over 11,000 children admitted annually, with almost 50-percent of those admissions children under the age of five

• Triage for more than 287,000 visits a year to the 29 outpatient clinics and laboratories and nearly 2,800 visits at community sites

• Performs more than 13,900 pediatric surgeries a year, including more than 850 cardiothoracic surgeries (heart, lung and heart-lung transplants), 550 cardio- catheterizations; 650 neurosurgeries; and 1,570 orthopaedic surgeries

• Maintains one of the most active and productive Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) centers in the United States, providing long-term cardiac and/or pulmonary bypass support for infants and children who are in life-threatening cardiac or cardio-respiratory failure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.

• Provides innovative therapies for high-risk infants transferred from other hospitals throughout Southern California and beyond

• Maintenance of the only dedicated, separately staffed pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit for children on the west coast

• Provides 35 pediatric critical care beds, more than at any other hospital in the Western United States.

Centers and Institutes

Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

The Heart Institute

Childrens Orthopaedic Center

The Saban Research Institute

The Vision Center

Cutting-Edge Research

The hospital's activities include comprehensive research in the laboratory, in the treatment setting, and in the community throughout the hospital and its research institutes.

The majority of the basic laboratory research conducted at the hospital takes place in The Saban Research Institute.

The Saban Research Institute is the largest and most productive pediatric research center in the western United States, ranking fifth in the nation in federal funding for pediatric research at stand-alone pediatric facilities, including from federal agencies, like the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Current Research Programs Include:

Cancer Research

Cardiovascular Research

Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research

Developmental Biology

Gene, Immune, & Stem Cell Therapy

The Stem Cell Project

Imaging Research

Microbial Pathogens

Neuroscience

Institute for the Devloping Mind

Building for the Future of Pediatric Care

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is building a new, 460,000-square-foot (43,000 m2) inpatient facility.

This New Hospital Building will increase the hospital's ability to provide care for critically ill and injured children. When the new facility opens, it promises to be the finest medical and surgical environment for seriously ill and injured children anywhere in the United States.

References

  1. ^ The official name uses the ungrammatical spelling childrens.
  2. ^ "Medical_Specialty_Areas". Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. http://www.childrenshospitalla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.3579557/k.6247/Medical_Specialty_Areas.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-05.  

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Geography
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Children's
Affiliated university University of Southern California
Services
Emergency department Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers
Beds over 300
History
Founded 1901
Links
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in California

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 80,000 children each year, with physician expertise in over 100 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.[1]

The hospital is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

President/CEO: Richard D. Cordova, FACHE

Contents

Award-Winning Care

Top 10 Hospital - U.S. News & World Report

A Magnet Hospital - American Nursing Credentialing Center

Care Provision

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care.

While most of the children admitted come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and around the world.

Statistics regarding care:

• More than 62,000 children treated each year in the Emergency Department

• Designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Los Angeles County EMS Agency

• Operator of one of the largest dedicated neonatal/pediatric transport program in the nation, annually triaging more than 3,000 patients using a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, chartered Lear jet and other means of transportation.

• Over 11,000 children admitted annually, with almost 50-percent of those admissions children under the age of five

• Triage for more than 287,000 visits a year to the 29 outpatient clinics and laboratories and nearly 2,800 visits at community sites

• Performs more than 13,900 pediatric surgeries a year, including more than 850 cardiothoracic surgeries (heart, lung and heart-lung transplants), 550 cardio- catheterizations; 650 neurosurgeries; and 1,570 orthopaedic surgeries

• Maintains one of the most active and productive Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) centers in the United States, providing long-term cardiac and/or pulmonary bypass support for infants and children who are in life-threatening cardiac or cardio-respiratory failure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.

• Provides innovative therapies for high-risk infants transferred from other hospitals throughout Southern California and beyond

• Maintenance of the only dedicated, separately staffed pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit for children on the west coast

• Provides 35 pediatric critical care beds, more than at any other hospital in the Western United States.

Centers and Institutes

Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

The Heart Institute

Childrens Orthopaedic Center

The Saban Research Institute

The Vision Center

Cutting-Edge Research

The hospital's activities include comprehensive research in the laboratory, in the treatment setting, and in the community throughout the hospital and its research institutes.

The majority of the basic laboratory research conducted at the hospital takes place in The Saban Research Institute.

The Saban Research Institute is the largest and most productive pediatric research center in the western United States, ranking fifth in the nation in federal funding for pediatric research at stand-alone pediatric facilities, including from federal agencies, like the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Current Research Programs Include:

Cancer Research

Cardiovascular Research

Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research

Developmental Biology

Gene, Immune, & Stem Cell Therapy

The Stem Cell Project

Imaging Research

Microbial Pathogens

Neuroscience

Institute for the Devloping Mind

Building for the Future of Pediatric Care

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is building a new, 460,000-square-foot (Template:Convert/LoffAonSon) inpatient facility.

This New Hospital Building will increase the hospital's ability to provide care for critically ill and injured children. When the new facility opens, it promises to be the finest medical and surgical environment for seriously ill and injured children anywhere in the United States.

References

  1. "Medical_Specialty_Areas". Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. http://www.childrenshospitalla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.3579557/k.6247/Medical_Specialty_Areas.htm. Retrieved on 2008-10-05. 


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