Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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|Children's Hospital Los Angeles|
|Location||4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Southern California|
|Emergency department||Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers|
|Lists||Hospitals in California|
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, formerly Childrens Hospital Society, is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 93,000 children each year, with physician expertise in over 100 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.
The hospital has been included in the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll for 2012-2013 by the U.S. News & World Report and is currently the 5th ranked Children's Hospital in the United States and the best Children's Hospital in the Western United States. It has also received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses 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.
Sunset Bridge 
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the only pediatric academic medical center in the United States to have a bridge across Route 66. 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.
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.
Centers and Institutes 
- Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
- Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
- Center for Personalized Medicine
- The Heart Institute
- Children's Orthopaedic Center
- The Saban Research Institute
- The Vision Center
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 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
- Institute for the Developing Mind
Children's Hospital Los Angeles completed construction on a new, 460,000-square-foot (43,000 m2) inpatient facility early 2011 
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- "Best Children's Hospitals 2010-11: The Honor Roll - US News and World Report". health.usnews.com. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- "Children's Hospital Los Angeles". nursecredentialing.org. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
External Links 
- This hospital in the CA Healthcare Atlas A project by OSHPD