Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a non-profit paediatric hospital located in Los Angeles, celebrated the opening of its Santa Monica outpatient care centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 11 March, marking the creation of CHLA’s fourth outpatient care centre since 2010.

CHLA’s Santa Monica-based paediatric medical facilities are staffed by ten physicians who are board-certified in seven specialities and subspecialities.

These physicians provide speciality care in haematology-oncology, medical genetics, neurology, orthopaedics, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, and urology.

The Santa Monica facility occupies an area of 3,000ft² and features seven exam rooms. It offers consults and evaluations.

In addition, children requiring medical procedures at the CHLA campus in Hollywood can have all their pre-operation and post-operation follow-up visits at the Santa Monica facility.

CHLA president and CEO Dr Richard Cordova noted that the hospital takes care of the sickest children in the region.

"We want to share our level of care with all the families of Los Angeles. By opening a facility on the Westside, we have brought our best doctors and nationally-ranked paediatric medical services closer to your homes," Dr Cordova added.

Dr Cordova said that in addition to the Arcadia, Valencia and Torrance outpatient facilities, CHLA is still in the process of establishing more paediatric ambulatory care centres throughout greater Los Angeles.

For two years, CHLA has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation on the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll.

CHLA operates outpatient facilities in Arcadia, Valencia and Torrance and is home to the Saban Research Institute, a paediatric research facility.

It is also one of premier teaching hospitals in the US through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Image: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy of BusinessWire/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.