Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Location 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Care system Private
Hospital type Children's
Affiliated university University of Southern California
Emergency department Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers
Beds 300+
Founded 1901
Lists Hospitals in U.S.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is a non-profit hospital and is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care. Each year, the institution cares for well over 100,000 infants, children and young adults[1] by providing more than 350 pediatric programs and services.[2]

The hospital has been included in the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report and is currently the top-ranked hospital for children in California.[3] It has also received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.[4]

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is home to The Saban Research Institute, the only freestanding research institute dedicated to the pursuit of advancing medicine for children in southern California.

University Affiliation

The hospital is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.


The current president and CEO is Paul S. Viviano who joined the institution in August 2015.[5]

Care Provision

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. Additional referrals come from elsewhere around the world.

Through the research performed at The Saban Research Institute, the institution has a global impact on child health.

Statistics regarding care:

Sunset Bridge

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the only pediatric academic medical center in the United States to have a bridge across Route 66. The hospital's main bridge connects its north and south sides of its main campus with a bridge that crosses Sunset Boulevard, an iconic thoroughfare that not only traverses Hollywood and a major section of Los Angeles.

The 40-ton, 117-foot-long walkway bridge was bolted into place above Sunset Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Rodney Drive in October 2012[6] and was dedicated in March 2013.[7]

Construction of the Los Angeles city landmark was jointly supported by two of Los Angeles' most significant philanthropists, Cheryl Saban, PhD, and Marion Anderson, who, along with their spouses Haim Saban and the late John Edward Anderson, jointly funded the $10 million project.

Research and Education

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. The institution conducts laboratory, clinical, translational and community research designed to investigate the developmental origins of health and disease. More than 400 faculty collaborate to combat cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, autism, obesity and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric conditions. The hospital is the eighth most productive center in the nation, as measured by its funding levels from the National Institutes of Health—which provides highly competitive grants to researchers.

The best pediatricians in the country are trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; training programs include 341 medical students, 168 student shadowers, 90 full-time residents, three chief residents and 116 fellows. For the past 16 years, 96 percent of those graduating from the CHLA Residency Program passed the American Board of Pediatrics exam on the first attempt, well above the national average of 75 to 80 percent.


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  2. "Medical_Specialty_Areas". Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  3. "Best Children's Hospitals 2010-11: The Honor Roll - US News and World Report". Retrieved 21 October 2010.
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  5. Robbins, Gary. "UC San Diego Health chief leaving for LA". The San Diego Union-Tribune. The San Diego Union-Tribune.
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