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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.

Through the eyes of kids

Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California. The hospital is one of only 12 children's hospitals in the nation – and the only one in California – ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report.