A Pediatric Academic Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.
The 114-year history of CHLA is a story of exceptional leaders advancing and transforming a community in support of the health of children. Children’s Hospital was founded at a time when few people thought a hospital for children was possible, let alone that it could — or would — evolve into one of the world’s outstanding pediatric healthcare facilities.
CHLA is a provider of more than $232.6 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the finest pediatric medical centers in the nation in part because we know that addressing the emotional challenges our patients face during treatment and recovery results in better outcomes. By providing a variety of emotional and psychological support services, such as the Child Life Program and the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program, we are leaders in the field of family-centered care, which are essential to the well-being of patients and families.
Our hospital partners with patients and families to ensure that their experiences and feedback shape hospital policy and processes. We understand that the family is the constant in a child’s life, and that excellent care supports the entire family. We subscribe to the core concepts of Family-Centered Care as defined by the Institute of Family-Centered Care.
– Dignity and respect
– Unbiased information sharing
– Complete family participation
– Collaboration between families and providers
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
For more than five decades our physicians, researchers and staff at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have worked to increase cure rates and improve quality of survival for children, adolescents, and young adults through innovative research, outstanding clinical care, academic excellence and global leadership. We are the largest pediatric hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant program in the western United States. Since 2008 our program has continuously ranked as a top 10 hospital in the nation for pediatric cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) since 1932 and the Center is the pediatric component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Our Center has dedicated disease-specific teams that are composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other caregivers with specialized expertise. Each team unites state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment to provide patients and their families with the most current and comprehensive multidisciplinary medical care and support.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027