Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will host grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for its new outpatient services center in Arcadia from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, to formally celebrate the arrival of the clinical expertise of its doctors, nurses and staff in the region.
“This new center gives San Gabriel Valley families and their children access to our outstanding outpatient clinical services right in their own neighborhood,” said Brent Polk, MD, director of The Saban Research Institute, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and vice president of Academic Affairs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Children who live in the San Gabriel Valley can now see their surgeon or pediatrician in ‘their own backyard’ both before and after surgery,” said Henri Ford, MD, vice president and surgeon-in-chief, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. To promote the opening of the outpatient center, the new location is showcased as part of promotional advertising campaign throughout the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the nation – and the only one in the western United States – named to the national “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings for clinical excellence. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a premier teaching hospital and has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. For more information, call 795-7177. Invited dignitaries to the grand opening ceremonies include: • Rep. David Dreier (R-Claremont) • State Senator Bob Huff (R-Walnut) • State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Claremont) • State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) • County Supervisor Mike Antonovich • City of Arcadia Mayor and City Council Members • Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
— By Scott Hettrick