LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opened the doors of its new outpatient care center in Encino today. The pediatric medical facility, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Encino, will be staffed by physicians who are Board-certified in pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including hematology-oncology, nephrology, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery and urology.
“We are bringing the best pediatric specialty care to the families of the San Fernando Valley,” says Chief Medical Officer, CHLA Pediatric Network and long-time Los Angeles pediatrician Robert Adler, MD. “The San Fernando Valley is home to many families. It offers great schools, great parks and a commitment to health care—with the opening of this outpatient center in the heart of Encino, CHLA will be able to provide San Fernando Valley families with the right pediatric care in the right place at the right time.”
The Encino outpatient care center will offer top medical expertise from specialty-trained physician members of the award-winning staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—ranked fifth among children’s hospitals nationwide and number one in California by U.S. News & World Report. The 3,000-square-foot center features seven exam rooms and will offer consults and evaluations. In addition, children requiring a medical procedure at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles campus in Hollywood can have all their pre-operation evaluation and post-operation follow-up visits close to home at the Encino facility. From June 2013 to July 2014, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians treated 19,351 children from the San Fernando Valley area, which accounted for 101,809 visits.
“By bringing pediatric specialty services closer to home for San Fernando Valley families, we hope to give them greater peace of mind and more time to spend with loved ones,” says Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Family-centered care is core to our mission and opening an outpatient center in the San Fernando Valley, represents an investment in our ability to help families in these cities.”
“The Encino outpatient center will provide the best available care in a convenient location. Patients from the San Fernando Valley and immediate neighboring communities such as Bel-Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, along with those of the west Valley—such as Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Lake Balboa, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Van Nuys, West Hills and Westlake Village—will now have access to the nation’s top pediatric doctors,” Adler says.
Given the multidisciplinary nature of CHLA’s care and expertise, the outpatient center in Encino offers San Fernando Valley families access to the nation’s top doctors. More services will be added to the Encino outpatient care center as demand increases.
As further commitment to the families in the San Fernando Valley, beginning July 1, Children’s Hospital will be staffing the general pediatric, pediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care units at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. CHLA’s hospitalists and intensivists – physicians charged with overseeing hospitalized and critically-ill patients – will staff the units 24 hours a day. The leadership from both hospitals emphasize that this partnership will offer a new level of care for infants and children from the San Fernando Valley and adjacent communities, highlighted by the access to CHLA specialists and subspecialists.
Preceded by the hospital’s outpatient centers in Arcadia, Valencia, Torrance and Santa Monica, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Encino is the fifth ambulatory care facility opened by Children’s Hospital since 2010. The Encino outpatient center is conveniently located at 5363 Balboa Blvd., Suite 121, Encino, CA 91316. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The site is staffed by pediatric specialists. Appointments can be made at 818-788-3061. For additional information, go to CHLA.org/ENCINO.
Orthopaedic services will be available at 18411 Clark Street, Suite 302, Tarzana, CA 91435. Appointments can be made at 818-788-2981.
Laboratory services will be available just a few steps away at 5353 Balboa Blvd., Suite 100, Encino, CA 91316. Monday through Friday, lab services will be available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. without an appointment. On Saturday, lab services will be available, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., appointment only Appointments can be made at 877-543-9522.
About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.