LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ambulatory Surgery Center at Los Angeles’ Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) has been honored by the Southern California Development Forum with its prestigious Healthcare Design Award.
Designed by Los Angeles-based RBB Architects and opened in 2016, the Ambulatory Surgery Center at OIC was the first center in Los Angeles designed and built exclusively to provide orthopaedic outpatient surgical care to children. The 13,000-square-foot center houses two expansive operating rooms and six pre- and post-surgical suites all in a brightly lit, child-friendly environment. It was designed to reduce orthopaedic surgery wait times while greatly enhancing quality outcomes and enriching the patient experience for children and their parents. Previously, a child who suffered from a torn ACL, for example, often faced a wait of up to four months before surgery could be done to repair the injury. But since the opening of the Ambulatory Surgery Center, hundreds of children are now able to have more timely surgeries; and wait times have shrunk so much that more than 50,000 patient wait days have been saved.
“Being recognized with this Healthcare Design Award is a great tribute to the dedicated work of both the OIC staff and our architects, all with the common goal of providing a state-of-the-art center for our patients,” said OIC CEO Anthony Scaduto, M.D. “Children deserve the best possible care we can provide, and doing so was the very impetus for building this state-of-the-art center.”
Staffed by physicians and other professionals specially trained to address the distinct needs of children, the Ambulatory Surgery Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This accreditation distinguishes the center from many other outpatient facilities as providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. It also means that OIC has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality healthcare. Not all ambulatory healthcare organizations seek accreditation, and not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
The Southern California Development Forum brings together developers, architects, engineers, planners and other land-use parties who are leading the next generation of real estate development in Southern California. Its annual Design Awards recognize the contributions and commitment to the business environment and the communities of Southern California while celebrating projects that demonstrate innovation and a commitment to excellence.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives nearly 70,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.