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Choosing the Best Care for Kids in California

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, offering acclaimed care to children from across the world, the country and the greater Southern California region. No one on the West Coast has more expertise treating children.

CHLA is a pediatric academic medical center built around its mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children. For more than 120 years, the organization has fulfilled that mission by offering transformative compassionate care, making life-changing discoveries, educating tomorrow’s health care professionals and serving the community. It has become the largest provider of care for children in Los Angeles County, the No. 1 pediatric hospital in California and the Pacific region, and is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.

CLINICAL CARE
Every child deserves the best care possible. That belief is shared by the more than 6,400 team members and 930 medical staff who work collectively to perform more than 16,000 surgeries and see more than 660,000 patient visits each year. Clinical expertise spans the pediatric care continuum for newborns to young adults, from everyday preventive medicine to the most medically complex cases. Offering family-centric, collaborative care is the only way CHLA believes any child can thrive. Our medical teams rally around the people who come together to raise a child and stand by their side every step of the way. This commitment to inclusive, socially-informed standards make top-quality medical treatment more accessible for all, and with more partnerships in more locations, it’s easier for CHLA’s diverse range of patients to access support wherever they may be.

RESEARCH
CHLA doesn’t just care for kids. The institution is driven to pursue research and innovation that advances pediatric care. Physicians translate the new discoveries, treatments and cures proven through the work of scientists in The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—among the top 10 children’s hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding—to bring answers to families faster. The principal investigators – more than 360 in all – seek new treatment options for children with a wide variety of pediatric conditions. They set the standards, never giving up in the relentless pursuit of “why” to uncover knowledge today that informs the lifechanging innovations of tomorrow.

EDUCATION
More than 1,000 pediatricians are delivering care in California after receiving their training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. During the pandemic, the organization remained committed to maintaining the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. Home to 50 programs for its 156 clinical fellows and 112 pediatric residents, the hospital has also trained more than 1,677 nursing residents since its RN Residency Program began in 1999. They all have learned from the region’s best clinicians.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine while remaining deeply committed to our local community right here in Los Angeles. The hospital aims to improve the health of our most vulnerable populations because healthier families are the center of strong communities. It is a pledge that extends beyond providing care inside the hospital walls. In the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the East Hollywood campus, CHLA volunteers lead activities, support our local program sponsorships and battle food insecurity. Team members also have distributed more than 36,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses —nearly 10,000 of which went to school-aged children and teens throughout greater Los Angeles.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is committed to setting and resetting the standards of pediatrics and introducing life-changing innovations, inspired by constant curiosity paired with world-class expertise that helps develop interventions, treatments and cures in smarter, more agile ways, every day.

From our physicians to our nurses to our staff, everyone on the CHLA team takes great care in making medical care specially fit for a child. Because CHLA cares about kids, and thinks they deserve to feel safe and happy while they are on their way to healthy.

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To learn more or to find a doctor, visit CHLA.org or call (323) 660-2450.

 

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