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A Pediatric academic medical center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to more than 111,000 children each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and continues today with an urban campus that is home to medical experts who have developed more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.

CHLA is a provider of more than $232.6 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the oldest freestanding children’s hospital in California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.

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CHLA’s mission and values

The staff of Children's Hospital Los Angeles defines the mission and values. We achieve our best together. We are hopeful and compassionate. We are learners leading transformation. We are stewards of the lives and resources entrusted to us. We serve with great care.

Our new mission and values allow each of us to realize our full potential.

Leaders in Pediatric Health Through Scientific Discovery

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked 5th nationally in US News and World Report’s list of top children’s hospitals. This recognized excellence in patient care would be impossible without the intimate relationship shared with our research enterprise. Watch as Chief Scientific Officer, Pat Levitt, PhD, introduces our research themes and discusses CHLA’s position as a leader in pediatric health through our scientific discoveries.

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