Hospital News

Published on June 29, 2012
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles president urges California lawmakers to expand the Medi-Cal program and protect specialty care services at children’s hospitals “This is great news to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles because the ruling in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA... Read More
Published on June 18, 2012
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Max Page Is Back Home!   Five days after open heart surgery at The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 7-year-old actor Max Page marched into a press conference Monday and announced he was ready to have a “milkshake.”   “I am excited about a lot of things,... Read More
Published on June 13, 2012
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Max Page, the little boy who entertained millions playing a mini Darth Vader in a 2011 Super Bowl ad, will undergo surgery to replace a pulmonary heart valve on June 14 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The surgery will be performed by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on May 2, 2012
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At the time, there was no formal training process for neonatal therapists caring for critically ill babies—so three specialists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles created one. More than a decade later, the “Competency Checklist for the Neonatal and High-Risk Infant Therapist,”... Read More
Published on February 27, 2012
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Hana Hwang became an internet sensation when her video thanking Selena Gomez for her surprise visit caught wind with fans and supporters, with over 2.5 million YouTube views so far and growing. She receives written letters, emails and thousands of comments of encouragement and... Read More
Published on January 24, 2012
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The Trauma Department’s Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with the food services department to open the Safety Corner in the Family Pantry in the Anderson Pavilion. The corner, which can be found next to the HBO Café, provides patients,... Read More
Published on December 16, 2011
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Selena Gomez fan and Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient, Hana Hwang received the surprise of her 13-year-old life when the pop start showed up at the hospital for a surprise visit. Hana's tutor, Sara Kim, nominated Hana and her family as recipients for the KISSMAS Giving... Read More
Published on November 9, 2011
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2-Day-Old Dorion Freeman becomes the 1,000th patient to receive life-saving extracoporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) technology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Thanks to the technology and a team of highly specialized physicians in one of the nation’s top NICCU’s, Dorion... Read More
Published on October 14, 2011
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Congrats to the Media Relations team at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for placing in The 63rd Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards! For the second year in a row, the hospital was nominated and won "Television's Gold" in the Children/Youth Programming category for Imagine: A... Read More
Published on September 20, 2011
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In 1917, 3-year-old Helen Baker went to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for minor neck surgery. At that time, the hospital had just settled into its 100-bed facility at Vermont and Sunset. Now 97-years-old, Helen says, "I remember being so scared to get on the gurney on the way... Read More
Published on June 28, 2011
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More than 200 community leaders and supporters celebrated the historic dedication of the nation’s most technologically advanced children’s hospital on June 23 by cutting the ribbon on the new Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Published on May 24, 2011
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How do you plan to celebrate National Hamburger Day on Saturday, May 28? For those of you who would like to support your local children's hospital, take a visit to a participating Islands restaurant and order from the "Miracle Menu" from May 28 until June 12 at 53 Islands... Read More
Published on May 17, 2011
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has once again been named to the elite Honor Roll of children’s hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released online today. Only 11 children’s hospitals in the United States achieved "Honor Roll" status for 2011-12, and Children’... Read More
Published on May 9, 2011
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Today, Marion Anderson, longtime supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, formally announced a $50 million transformative gift for the New Hospital Building (NHB) during an event at the hospital. The NHB will be known as the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion when the... Read More
Published on February 4, 2011
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[Update June 13, 2012]  Max Page, the little boy who entertained millions playing a mini Darth Vader in a 2011 Super Bowl ad, will undergo surgery to replace a pulmonary heart valve on June 14 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read our recent blog post about Max's upcoming... Read More
Published on June 21, 2010
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People unfamiliar with robotic surgery hear the word "robot" and visualize scenes from science fiction movies. To help parents understand how such a high-tech medical tool represents such a helpful surgical instrument, especially for children, the director of our Robotic Surgery... Read More
Published on May 24, 2010
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Ten-year-old, Alex Ito, is full of energy and smiles as he delivers an enthusiastic speech on history before his 5th grade classmates as the Marquis de Lafayette.   Given how he bounds up to the stage, you probably wouldn't have guessed that Alex underwent a... Read More
Published on February 20, 2010
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A recent Good Day LA interview featured Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient, Zach Grebey, as well as Head of Rheumatology, Dr. Andreas Reiff. During the interview, Zach talks about his battle with rheumatoid arthritis. The 8-year-old explains how he first knew something was... Read More
Published on February 2, 2010
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We just celebrated our 100th surgery on January 14, 2010, using the Da Vinci® Surgical System, 18 months after our first procedure was performed! Meet our five surgeons trained to use our robotic system: From left to right: Chester Koh, MD, Andy Chang, MD, Cathy Shin, MD, Roger... Read More
Published on January 29, 2010
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A recent NPR article about rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti featured this photo slideshow that includes gripping images of Childrens Hospital Chief of Surgery, Dr. Henri Ford.   The photos play to audio from a Morning Edition radio piece profiling rescue and... Read More

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