Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hosts Opening Celebration In Santa Monica

Saturday, 15 Mar 2014, 9:02:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica celebrates its grand opening as CHLA physicians and hospital officials mark the occasion with leaders from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. From left: Neurologist Kiarash Sadrieh, MD; chamber board member Jeffrey Jarow; chamber CFO, Richard E. Lawrence; CHLA care center administrator Kelly Reynolds; chamber CEO Laurel Rosen; chamber member Michael Lynn; CHLA CEO Richard Cordova; CHLA Board of Trustees Co-Chair Cathy Siegel Weiss; CHLA Senior Vice Chair, Pediatrics Robert Adler, MD; Plastic Surgeon Mark Urata, MD, division chief of Plastic Surgery; Medical Geneticist Linda Randolph, MD, division chief, Medical Genetics; MD; chamber member David Woodbury.
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica celebrates its grand opening as CHLA physicians and hospital officials mark the occasion with leaders from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. From left: Neurologist Kiarash Sadrieh, MD; chamber board member Jeffrey Jarow; chamber CFO, Richard E. Lawrence; CHLA care center administrator Kelly Reynolds; chamber CEO Laurel Rosen; chamber member Michael Lynn; CHLA CEO Richard Cordova; CHLA Board of Trustees Co-Chair Cathy Siegel Weiss; CHLA Senior Vice Chair, Pediatrics Robert Adler, MD; Plastic Surgeon Mark Urata, MD, division chief of Plastic Surgery; Medical Geneticist Linda Randolph, MD, division chief, Medical Genetics; MD; chamber member David Woodbury.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrated the grand opening of its

new outpatient care center in Santa Monica with a special ribbon cutting

ceremony on Tuesday, marking the creation of CHLA’s fourth outpatient

care center since 2010.

The hospital’s Santa Monica-based pediatric medical facilities,

staffed by 10 physicians who are Board-certified in seven specialties

and subspecialties, provide specialty care in hematology-oncology,

medical genetics, neurology, orthopaedics, plastic and maxillofacial

surgery and urology.

Richard Cordova, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los

Angeles, said CHLA takes care of the sickest children in the entire

region.

“We want to share our level of care with all the families of Los

Angeles," Cordova said. "By opening a facility on the Westside, we have

brought our best doctors and nationally-ranked pediatric medical

services closer to your homes.”

Cordova likened the opening to a long journey still in progress,

noting that in addition to outpatient facilities in Arcadia, Valencia

and Torrance, the hospital is still in the process of establishing more

pediatric ambulatory care centers throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Robert Adler, MD, is senior vice chair, Department of Pediatrics at

CHLA and chief medical officer of the CHLA Pediatric Health Network.

Adler said when parents tell him they’ll go any distance to get the

best care for their kids, he can tell them that they don’t have to go

very far to get care from CHLA.

"We have outpatient care centers throughout Greater Los Angeles, and

now on the Westside,” Adler said. "After speaking to the pediatric

community in Santa Monica, we learned the kids need CHLA here. They need

access to the leading-edge and innovative care that our physicians

deliver.”

The hospital’s reputation is renowned.

For two years, it has been ranked among the top five children’s

hospitals in the nation, and the best in California, on the U.S. News

& World Report Honor Roll.

It is one of the country’s top teaching hospitals through its

affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of

Southern California, where all CHLA full-time physicians hold faculty

appointments.

The 3,000-square-foot Santa Monica facility houses seven exam rooms

and offers consults and evaluations. In addition, children requiring

medical procedures at the CHLA campus in Hollywood can have all their

pre-operation and post-operation follow-up visits at the Santa Monica

facility, reducing the need to drive across town.

During the event, officials from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

were on hand to lend their support to the new medical facility while

Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s office presented Cordova a certificate of

recognition in honor of the grand opening and for bringing its

top-flight pediatric specialty care to the Westside.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica is located at 1301

20th St., Ste. 460, Santa Monica. For appointments, call 310.820.8608.

For additional information go to www.CHLA.org/SantaMonica.

Orthopaedic services are available at 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 400., Santa Monica. For appointments call 310.315.2041.

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