Facts About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the first pediatric hospital in Southern California. 

  • Admits 11,000 inpatients per year.

  • 300,000 outpatient visits per year.

  • 66,000 Emergency Department visits per year.

  • 4,200 employees and approximately 600 medical staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

  • Current hospital bed count: 347.

  • Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion bed count: 317 (July 2011); 85 percent of which are private rooms.

  • 35 pediatric critical care beds, more than any other hospital in the western United States.


Did You Know? Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is …

  • The only freestanding Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Los Angeles County approved by the County Department of Health Services and accredited by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

  • One of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation, transferring 2,000 patients by helicopter, Learjet and ambulance a year.

  • One of the country’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

  • One of only eight children’s hospitals in the nation — and the only on the West Coast — ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

  • One of just seven children’s hospitals to be designated a “Top Hospital” for 2010 by The Leapfrog Group, and the only one in the western United States.

  • Designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center — an honor held by only five percent of hospitals nationwide. More than 50 percent of hospital nurses possess national certification while more than 35 percent are certified as Advanced Practice Nurses.

  • A leader in organ transplants, having performed more than 1,000 pediatric heart, lung, liver, intestinal and kidney procedures. The Liver Transplant program performs the largest number of living donor transplants in the country.


Research for Children

The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is among the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the western United States. With $34 million in grant funding, nearly 100 physician/scientists collaborate to combat cancer, brain disorders, autism, obesity and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric diseases.


Leaders in Cancer and Blood Treatments

The Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s largest pediatric hematology/oncology programs. Physicians are leaders in their field, and treatments set the standard of care. The Center performs half of all bone marrow transplants in Los Angeles County.


Growing Strong

The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of patient care and research in diabetes, obesity, growth, bone, metabolism and endocrinology. It provides care to nearly 2,000 children with diabetes and 4,000 children with other endocrine disorders.


Critical Care in the Womb

The Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine provides innovative treatment for complex issues faced by mothers and their unborn children. The Center also treats the most critically ill preemies, newborns and infants in Southern California.


From Fractures to Bone Tumors and Beyond

The Children’s Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs dedicated to pediatric musculoskeletal care, education and research. Each year, the Center sees 23,000 patients and performs 1,800 orthopaedic surgeries annually.


Eye Care Expertise

The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the largest pediatric ophthalmology program in the U.S. It’s the only one in the country to provide nearly all available pediatric eye services and treatments, with counseling and support for families.


Big Care for Small Hearts


The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a worldwide leader in the treatment of heart disease and lung disorders in children. The Center is the largest pediatric cardiovascular center in the West, and serves as a global patient reference center. Physicians here provide care to about 8,000 children a year.



Top Medical Staff


Children’s Hospital has approximately 600 medical staff. The best pediatricians in the country are trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; training programs include 575 medical students, 85 full-time residents, three chief residents and 98 fellows.


 
Minor Surgery. Major Care.

Physicians at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles perform 15,500 pediatric surgeries each year - more complex procedures than any other hospital in Southern California. Children’s Hospital also offers 12 surgery centers throughout the Los Angeles area for more ways to access care.