Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, formerly Childrens Hospital Society, is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 93,000 children each year, with physician expertise in over 100 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. The hospital is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. The current president and CEO is Richard D. Cordova. The hospital has been included in the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll for 2010-2011 by the U.S. News & World Report and has received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2004 and 2008. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care. While most of the children admitted come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and around the world.

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http://www.chla.org/
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Cancer

Working to advance radiation therapy for children with cancer

Doctors at Children's Hospital Los Angeles continue to lead the field of radiation oncology by pushing the leading edge of technological advances. A new report by Arthur Olch, Ph.D., highlights use of specialized software ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two windows into the brain

One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child's social, emotional, and behavioral development. With prevalence growing at an unprecedented rate—it ...

Cancer

Larotrectinib: Targeting DNA in cancer therapy

While other toddlers her age were fighting naptime, two-year-old Michelle was battling an aggressive, life-threatening cancer. Doctors at Children's Hospital Los Angeles saved her life in an epic battle, wielding what is ...

Pediatrics

Validating a new definition for respiratory failure in children

According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) results in a more accurate diagnosis of many more children with the rapidly progressive disease ...

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