The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been honored for the third time with the prestigious Award for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), an international group of health care professionals and scientists who evaluate hospital treatment therapies for patients fighting complex cardiac disease and respiratory failure.
In what is the largest single corporate gift in the history of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Costco Wholesale Corporation has made a $10 million philanthropic commitment to support the hospital’s mission of delivering the very best patient care to children in Southern California. In honor of this gift, the second floor of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion, opened in June 2011, will be named the Costco Wholesale Floor. Costco Wholesale, the hospital’s most generous corporate donor, has supported CHLA for more than three decades.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells that can be used to destroy the cancer cells.