[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
91°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 18
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]


Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. Eugene Sohn treats Tyler Wadsworth, 2, of Lancaster, while his mom Anne looks on, at Children's Hospital Los Angeles-Valencia.

[Children’s Hospital] – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, recently ranked among the top five children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, has opened the doors of its new pediatric outpatient services center in Valencia, bringing the clinical expertise of its doctors, nurses and staff to area residents. The outpatient center is known as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Valencia and is located at 23838 Valencia Blvd., Ste. 140.

A variety of outpatient pediatric services are offered, including endocrinology, hematology and oncology, neurology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (ENT), pulmonology and pediatric surgery. Walk-in laboratory and radiological services are currently available and more pediatric specialty services will be added in the near future, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, rheumatology and urology. The center currently boasts 14 staff members, including nine pediatric physicians.

“The Santa Clarita Valley community contributed to the building of our new hospital in Los Angeles, and now we have sent our pediatric specialists and nurses to Valencia to give Santa Clarita families and their children access to our outstanding outpatient clinical services,” says Richard Cordova, FACHE, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Our philosophy is to provide pediatric services to complement, not compete, with the primary care physicians in the community. The local pediatricians have welcomed our specialists and sub-specialists. That’s gratifying.”

The same expert physicians caring for children at the nationally renowned Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are now seeing patients in its outpatient location in Valencia.

“In 2012, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the only California children’s hospital listed on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll, including recognition for all of our pediatric specialties,” said Brent Polk, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and vice president of Academic Affairs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We look forward to bringing these world class physicians, providing the most comprehensive and diverse outpatient pediatric clinical services available on the West Coast, to families and their children in Santa Clarita Valley, and the nearby communities of Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley.”

Henri Ford, MD, vice president and chief of surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said that children and infants requiring surgical services provided by the hospital’s Division of Pediatric Surgery now have “the convenience of scheduling pre-operative planning appointments or post-operative follow-up visits in Valencia. We’re grateful for the warm welcome we have received in the Santa Clarita Valley and are glad to be part of the community.”

The outpatient center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about the center, go to  www.CHLA.org/Valencia, or contact the center directly at  (661) 362-1240. The new center will be staffed by Board-Certified and Board-Eligible pediatric clinicians for initial evaluation and follow-up care.

“We feel fortunate to have a specialist available within a reasonable distance from home,” says Anne Wadsworth of Lancaster, Ca., whose son Tyler, 2, is being treated for asthma by a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pediatric pulmonolgy specialist at the hospital’s Valencia outpatient center. “We were going to drive to Los Angeles but when I found out my son could get the same great treatment in Valencia, we were pleasantly surprised.”

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is L.A.’s first and largest hospital dedicated specifically to treating children throughout Southern California. The hospital has been named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of children’s hospitals – among the top 12 in the country – and is ranked nationally in all 10 pediatric specialties. The hospital’s physicians are faculty members at the Keck School of medicine of the University of Southern California. They are trained in treating childhood illnesses and injuries and provide family-centered care, treating parents as an integral part of the healthcare team. In addition, the center’s lab technicians and X-Ray staff are experienced at providing compassionate care to children.

The opening of the Valencia location continues the transformation of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which opened its $636 million, 317-bed state-of-the-art facility in July 2011. The hospital will further expand services and capabilities at its main campus on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, as well as increase the ability to provide family-centered care to residents throughout the region.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles serves more than 96,000 patients each year with physicians specializing in more than 100 subspecialties. The hospital offers care from some of the world’s most prestigious physicians and surgeons, and is designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an honor held by only five percent of all hospitals nationwide. Children’s Hospital is home of The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. In addition, it is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in L.A. County approved by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons; and it maintains one of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
SCV Sheriff’s Deputy Dmitry Barkon Earns Medal of Valor
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's 2017 Medal of Valor Awards were held Tuesday in Los Angeles, and SCV Sheriff's Station Deputy Dmitry Barkon was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Crime Blotter: Arson, Burglary, Theft in Castaic-Val Verde
Here is the Castaic-Val Verde Crime Information & Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for September 25 through October 1.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
California, New Mexico Challenge White House Favors to Oil, Gas, Coal
California and New Mexico launched a fresh challenge Tuesday against the Trump administration’s repeal of higher royalty payments to states for oil, gas and coal leases on public lands.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Now is the time for all good college-bound high school seniors to join the 'Race to Submit' applications for FAFSA and CADAA grants to help cover college expenses.
High School Seniors: ‘Race to Submit’ is on for 2018 College Financial Aid
Pukúu Cultural Community Services, founded in 1971 by members of the local Fernandeno-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, will host its 13th Annual scholarship gala fundraiser, "Night with the Stars," in Sunland on Saturday, November 4 starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 4: Local Tribe Honors 3, Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
Santa Clarita business owners are encouraged to take the city's broadband feasibility study online survey and participate in the next phase of the study -- in-person focus groups scheduled for October 30.
Oct. 30: Focus Groups in Next Phase of City Broadband Study
Maryama, a band led by CalArts alumna Maryama Mirbagheri (Music MFA 17), was recently nominated for a 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the World Music category.
Maryama Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Award
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's 2017 Medal of Valor Awards were held Tuesday in Los Angeles, and SCV Sheriff's Station Deputy Dmitry Barkon was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputy Dmitry Barkon Earns Medal of Valor
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has declared Oct. 16-20 "DACA Advocacy Week."
California Community Colleges Ramp Up DACA Advocacy
COC and the Hart District will host the 2017 College & Career Fair in the college’s Honor Grove on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Oct. 21: 2017 College and Career Fair at COC
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will showcase the work of Los Angeles-based painter Sheldon Figoten in a one-person exhibition of new paintings, “Light Fields,” opening Saturday, Oct. 28.
Oct. 28: Sheldon Figoten ‘Light Fields’ at COC Art Gallery
The Santa Clarita Artists Association held its 28th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in Newhall on October 14.
Santa Clarita Artists Association Names Winners in 2017 Art Classic
Here is the Castaic-Val Verde Crime Information & Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for September 25 through October 1.
Crime Blotter: Arson, Burglary, Theft in Castaic-Val Verde
California and New Mexico launched a fresh challenge Tuesday against the Trump administration’s repeal of higher royalty payments to states for oil, gas and coal leases on public lands.
California, New Mexico Challenge White House Favors to Oil, Gas, Coal
Here is the Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Crime Information & Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for the week of October 2 to October 8.
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Petty Theft in Stevenson Ranch
Here is the Canyon Country East (Zone 8) Crime Information and Public Safety report from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station for September 24 through October 8, 2017.
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Theft, Burglary in Canyon Country East
1876 - Southern Pacific begins subdividing town of Newhall (original location at Bouquet Junction) [story]
CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, opens Fantômas: Revenge of the Image at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China, on Oct. 19.
Oct. 19: CalArts’ Fantomas: Revenge of the Image Premieres in China
The CSUN women's golf team fired rounds of 306-309 and is in fourth place, just eight shots off the pace at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Seattle University Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, WA.
CSUN Just Eight Shots Off Pace At Washington Invitational
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Recreation, Community Services, Arts and Open Spaces Director Rick Gould announces retirement. Plus, the Board of Supervisors approve mental health care improvements. Check out these stories and more tonight on SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Advanced Technology Presentation about "Careers in the Making...Design, Engineering, Fabrication and More..." in celebration of National Manufacturing Day was a huge success.
SCV Students Gain Knowledge, Advice at National Manufacturing Day
A local company is expanding its footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley to accommodate business growth and another is relocating a division of its company from Sylmar.
Accurate Freight Systems Expands, Leases Space at IAC Commerce Center
The Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting applications for Adopt-a-Family 2017.
DVC of SCV Currently Accepting Adopt-a-Family 2017 Applications
Major Impact Theater, founded by Jill Garson and Shawnda Davis in 2014, is a non-profit theater group that specially adapts plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Nov. 4: Major Impact Theater Presents Blunderland
California State University, Northridge will make history on Thursday, Oct. 26, by becoming the first California State University with a Sustainability Center.
Oct. 26: CSUN to Open Sustainability Center
Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open.
Oct. 21: Purple Walk of Strength to Benefit Domestic Violence Center
Raising a child is a demanding job for any parent, especially when supportive resources seem to be elusive or nonexistent.
Oct. 22: CSUN Hosts Special Needs Resource Fair
College of the Canyons dominated its match vs. Bakersfield College from start to finish on Friday night, resulting in a 5-1 victory over the Renegades for the Cougars' first conference win of the season.
COC Gets First Conference Win of Season Against Bakersfield College
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Following a two-week layoff, College of the Canyons cross country was back in competition on Saturday, running with a mix of community college and Division I programs at the Sixth Annual UC Riverside Highlander Invitational.
COC Cross Country Back in Competition After Two Week Layoff
The race to qualify for the Big West Conference Men's Soccer Tournament continues for CSUN this week with a home match against UC Riverside Wednesday night before the Matadors head to UC Irvine Saturday.
Oct. 18: CSUN Faces Off Against UC Riverside
After 16 years as director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the city of Santa Clarita, Rick Gould announced Monday he's retiring in mid-December.
Rick Gould Retires as City’s Parks & Recreation Chief
High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
STEM Students Encouraged to Apply for Edison Scholars Program
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
National Teen Driver Safety Week Underway
Elder abuse and scams targeting seniors are a growing problem, Santa Clarita detectives said, but there are numerous resources and protections available.
Resources, Outreach Available to SCV Victims of Elder Abuse
Despite rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, College of the Canyons dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Victor Valley College on Friday.
Canyons Rally Not Enough To Hold Off Victor Valley College
The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cougar Field.
Oct. 21: Youth Baseball Clinic at COC
Sacramento – In an effort to curb the fraudulent use of Disabled Person Parking Placards, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a statewide public awareness campaign to educate Californians about the proper use of disabled parking placards and the consequences of misusing one.
DMV Launches Statewide Campaign on Use of Disabled Parking Placards
A California State University, Northridge program that provides support to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences has been named a 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education.
CSUN Math Program Lauded 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education
RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Nov. 1: RE/MAX Blood Drive to Benefit CHLA