Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. CHLA is the top-ranked children’s hospital in California, and among the top 10 in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of children’s hospitals for 2017-18.

The Saban Research Institute comprises the basic, translational and clinical research of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of the few freestanding pediatric hospitals where scientific inquiry is combined with clinical care devoted exclusively to children. The Institute’s investigators hold faculty appointments at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), and the center is an academic member of the Los Angeles Basin Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an academic-clinical-community consortium.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a premier teaching hospital and has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC since 1932.

The hospital’s Mission Statement is:

We create hope and build healthier futures.

FAST FACTS:                                       

  • Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the oldest, freestanding children’s hospital in California.
  • Discharges 16,298 patients a year.
  • 512,359 outpatient visits per year.
  • 79,977 Emergency Department visits per year.
  • 16,853 pediatric surgeries performed – more complex procedures than any other hospital in Southern California.
  • More than 5,653 employees and 843 medical staff.
  • One of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation, transferring 2,292 patients by helicopter, Learjet and ambulance per year.
  • 356 active licensed beds overall
  • 106 pediatric critical care beds (more than any other hospital in the western U.S.)

Since its beginning, Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital has donated more than $16,000,000 to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


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