Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a non-profit, pediatric academic medical center located in the East Hollywood district of Los Angeles, on Sunset Boulevard at the corner of Vermont Avenue. Founded in 1901, it is the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care; each year, it cares for nearly 140,000 infants and young adults by providing more than 350 pediatric programs and services. CHLA is ranked as the No. 6 hospital by U. S. News & World is the No. 1 ranked hospital for children in California. It has received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. While most of the children admitted come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Additional referrals come from elsewhere around the world. CHLA has five outpatient specialty centers, as well as dozens of specialty physician offices across the Los Angeles Area.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the Western United States. The institution conducts laboratory, clinical and community research designed to investigate the developmental origins of health and disease. More than 400 faculty collaborate to combat cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, autism and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric conditions; the hospital is the eighth most productive center in the nation, as measured by its funding levels from the National Institutes of Health—which provides competitive grants to researchers. Training programs include 364 medical students, 277 student shadowers, 93 full-time residents, three chief residents and 127 fellows. For the past 19 years, 96 percent of those graduating from the CHLA Residency Program passed the American Board of Pediatrics exam on the first attempt, well above the national average of 75 to 80 percent; the hospital has been academically affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.
Physician leaders all hold faculty appointments at USC. The president and CEO is Paul S. Viviano who joined the institution in August 2015. Children's Hospital Los Angeles has a bridge across Sunset Boulevard; the hospital's main bridge connects its north and south sides of its main campus with a bridge that crosses Sunset Boulevard, an iconic thoroughfare that not only traverses Hollywood and a major section of Los Angeles. The 40-ton, 117-foot-long walkway bridge was bolted into place above Sunset Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Rodney Drive in October 2012 and was dedicated in March 2013. Construction of the Los Angeles city landmark was jointly supported by two of Los Angeles' most significant philanthropists, Cheryl Saban, PhD, Marion Anderson, along with their spouses Haim Saban and the late John Edward Anderson, jointly funded the $10 million project; this hospital in the CA Healthcare Atlas A project by OSHPD
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Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, United States, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, Malibu, California. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 23,058, up from 20,033 at the 2000 census; the city was formally incorporated in 1991. The Leonis Adobe, an adobe structure in Old Town Calabasas, dates from 1844 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in greater Los Angeles, it is accepted that the name of Calabasas is derived from the Spanish calabaza meaning "pumpkin", "squash", or "gourd". Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is derived from the Chumash word calahoosa, said to mean "where the wild geese fly." Owing to vast presence of wild squash plants in the area, the squash theory is more prevalent among local residents. At the top of the Calabasas grade, east of Las Virgenes Road on the original El Camino Real, legend has it that in 1824, a Basque rancher from Oxnard spilled a wagonload of pumpkins on the road en route to Los Angeles.
The following spring, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. The area was named Las Calabasas -- the place. In honor of its namesake, the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hold an annual Pumpkin Festival in October, including carnival games, exhibits and live entertainment; the festival has evolved from a small-town fair to a significant annual event. Though the current Pumpkin Festival is held at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas, the original festival was believed to have taken place where the traveling wagon carrying pumpkins overturned and started the area's first pumpkin patch; the city's official logo, depicting a red-tailed hawk flying over the Santa Monica Mountains, symbolizes a commitment to preserving the community's natural beauty and semirural quality of life. This logo is featured on the Calabasas city flag, flown in front of City Hall and hangs in the City Council Chambers; the city is located in the southwest corner of the San Fernando Valley and comprises a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains.
It is 22 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. It is bordered by the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles to the northeast, Topanga to the east, Malibu to the south, Agoura Hills to the west, Hidden Hills to the north; the historic El Camino Real runs east–west through Calabasas as the Ventura Freeway. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles —12.9 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is covered by water. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Calabasas is the Bird Streets. A former artists' colony, remnants remain of the club house and cabins scattered across streets with bird names, such as Meadow Lark, Blackbird and Hummingbird located right behind Calabasas High School. From Parkway Calabasas: Hidden Hills West, Calabasas Hills, Calabasas Park Estates, The Oaks. From Park Granada or Mulholland Drive: Mulholland Heights, Las Villas, The Ridge, Clairidge, Calabasas Country Estates, Calabasas Highlands, Mountain Park, Abercrombie Ranch Estates, Cold Creek, Park Moderne.
From Las Virgenes: Mountain View Estates, Monte Nido, Deer Springs, Stone Creek, El Encanto, Mont Calabasas, Malibu Canyon Park, The Colony at Calabasas, Avalon Calabasas. Mont Calabasas, a community on Las Virgenes Road, was annexed into the city of Calabasas in 2011. Prior to annexation, the neighborhood was located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. From Lost Hills Road: Calabasas View, Saratoga Hills, Saratoga Ranch, Deer Springs, Steeplechase; the 2010 United States Census reported Calabasas to have a population of 23,058. The population density was 1,780.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Calabasas was 19,341 White, 375 African American, 48 Native American, 1,993 Asian, 8 Pacific Islander, 368 from other races, 925 from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1,481 persons; the Census reported that 23,049 people lived in households, 9 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, none were institutionalized. Of 8,543 households, 3,320 had children under the age of 18 living at home, 5,124 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 942 had a female householder with no husband present, 315 had a male householder with no wife present, 310 were unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 31 were same-sex married couples or partnerships.
About 1,624 households were made up of individuals and 525 consisted of someone living alone, age 65 or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 6,381 families; the population consisted of 5,841 people under age 18, 1,875 people age 18 to 24, 5,025 people age 25 to 44, 7,414 people age 45 to 64, 2,903 people age 65 or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males age 18 and over. The 8,878 housing units averaged 685.5 per square mile, of which 6,287 were owner-occupied, 2,256 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%. Around 17,769 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 5,280 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census