Apollo Medical Holdings’ affiliate Allied Pacific of California IPA (APC) and Shriners Children’s Southern California are set to collaborate to open a new satellite paediatric care clinic in the US.

Slated for opening on 9 July 2021, the specialty clinic will give patients access to paediatric physicians located at the Allied Healthcare City at 531 W College Street, Los Angeles in California.

The new paediatric care clinic will serve more children and families by bringing services into their neighbourhood.

Earlier, Shriners Children’s Southern California served this neighborhood until 2017. At that time, Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Los Angeles moved to its Pasadena headquarters in California.

Apollo Medical Holdings executive chairman and co-CEO Kenneth Sim said: “This affiliation enables the return of our venerable healthcare partner, Shriners Children’s Southern California, to the Downtown Los Angeles community.

“Shriners Children’s Southern California and APC share aligned goals of providing the best healthcare to traditionally underserved populations, and we are very excited about this collaboration.”

Shriners Children’s Southern California will cater to the orthopedic and plastic reconstructive surgery needs of children.

Shriners Children’s Southern California administrator Christopher Dougherty said: “We are thrilled to be opening this new Shriners Children’s satellite clinic in Downtown Los Angeles, allowing us to provide greater accessibility to patients and families by bringing our exceptional services back into their neighbourhood.

“We always seek to care for children as close to their homes as possible, and this clinic will promote stronger relationships and collaboration between Shriners Children’s and APC in this region. We are honoured to be affiliated with a sensational organization like APC in caring for children.”