Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Childrenshospitallosangeles.jpg
Geography
Location4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States
Organization
Care systemPrivate
Hospital typeChildren's
Affiliated universityUniversity of Southern California
Services
Emergency departmentLevel I Pediatric Trauma Centers
Bedsover 300
History
Founded1901
Links
Websitehttp://www.chla.org/
ListsHospitals in California
 
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This article is about Children's Hospital Los Angeles. For other similarly named hospitals, see Children's Hospital (disambiguation).
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Childrenshospitallosangeles.jpg
Geography
Location4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States
Organization
Care systemPrivate
Hospital typeChildren's
Affiliated universityUniversity of Southern California
Services
Emergency departmentLevel I Pediatric Trauma Centers
Bedsover 300
History
Founded1901
Links
Websitehttp://www.chla.org/
ListsHospitals in California

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, formerly Children's Hospital Society,[1] is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 104,000 children each year,[2] with physician expertise in over 100 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.[3]

The hospital has been included in the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll for 2012-2013 by U.S. News & World Report and is currently the 5th ranked children's hospital in the United States and the top ranked children's hospital in the western United States.[4] It has also received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.[5]

The hospital is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The current president and CEO is Richard D. Cordova, FACHE.

Care provision[edit]

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. Additional referrals come from elsewhere around the world.

Statistics regarding care:

Sunset Bridge[edit]

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the only pediatric academic medical center in the United States to have a bridge across Route 66.[citation needed] The hospital's main bridge connects its north and south sides of its main campus with a bridge that crosses Sunset Boulevard, an iconic thoroughfare that not only traverses Hollywood and a major section of Los Angeles.

The 40-ton, 117-foot-long walkway bridge was bolted into place above Sunset Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Rodney Drive in October 2012[6] and was dedicated in March 2013.[7]

Sunset Bridge photos from Dedication EventCampus photo featuring Sunset BridgeSunset Bridge crossing Route 66

Construction of the Los Angeles city landmark was jointly supported by two of Los Angeles' most significant philanthropists, Cheryl Saban, PhD, and Marion Anderson, who, along with their spouses Haim Saban and the late John Edward Anderson, jointly funded the $10 million project. Both ZGF Architects and Traffic Management, Inc., groups that helped move the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science Center, played significant roles in the construction and move of the bridge into its current position.

Research[edit]

The hospital's activities include comprehensive laboratory, clinical, translational and community research designed to investigate the developmental origins of health and disease. All research takes place under the auspices of The Saban Research Institute, the largest and most productive pediatric research center in the western United States, ranking ninth 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.

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Coordinates: 34°05′51″N 118°17′26″W / 34.09750°N 118.29056°W / 34.09750; -118.29056