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CHLA issues back-to-school tips

CHLA issues back-to-school tips

Sharpened pencils? Check. Notebooks and paper? Check. School schedule? Check. Parents may find this checklist to be all too familiar, as it is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here, which means preparing children for the school year as well as possible. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is helping parents finalize the list by [...] [...more]

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CHLA doctor appointed to new position

CHLA doctor appointed to new position

Dr. Frank F. Ing, associate chief of cardiology and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has been appointed as the hospital’s chief of the division of cardiology and co-director of the heart institute. Ing replaces Dr. Michael Silka, who held both positions for more than 15 years, and is [...] [...more]

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CHLA doctor leads medical initiative in Haiti

CHLA doctor leads medical initiative in Haiti

Dr. Henri R. Ford, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) vice president and surgeon-in-chief, has been a part of the reconstruction and development of Haiti’s medical facilities since the country was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010. He is helping the country’s leadership develop a new world-class, nationwide critical care and trauma network to [...] [...more]

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CHLA groups to celebrate 100 years of volunteerism

CHLA groups to celebrate 100 years of volunteerism

Associates & Affiliates, a coalition of organizations that benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is celebrating 100 years of volunteer work to support the world-renowned hospital on Sunset Boulevard. Founded in 1914 by Kate Crutcher, the hospital’s first president, Associates & Affiliates has donated more than $136 million since 1957. Their support is most certainly well [...] [...more]

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From one helping hand to another

From one helping hand to another

The gateway building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been renamed the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Building after a dedication ceremony at the hospital on Sunset Boulevard on March 27. In October, the hospital announced that the family had donated $15 million to fund research and clinical care programs at the hospital. It [...] [...more]

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Love and support goes full circle at CHLA

Love and support goes full circle at CHLA

During last year’s holiday season, Grant Virgin was at his very lowest — recovering from multiple brain bleeds, several fractures and a torn aorta after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run collision in his hometown of Palm Desert. Undergoing intensive orthopedic physical therapy treatment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the 16 year old [...] [...more]

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A cause for celebration at CHLA

A cause for celebration at CHLA

A Glendale family on Monday visited Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to say thank you to the hospital by way of live Armenian music. Seroj Avoyan, a virtuoso Armenian Dohl drummer, and his band performed for children at the hospital. His son, Brian, who had undergone a rare, six-hour pediatric transcatheter double Melody heart valve [...] [...more]

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Internet delivers for CHLA patient

Internet delivers for CHLA patient

A simple plea for pizza by a patient and her family at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) turned into a pizza party for the hospital last weekend, thanks to the Internet and Reddit, a social media site. On Sunday, Simi Valley resident Lauren Hammersley was trying to pass the time with her two-year-old daughter, Hazel, [...] [...more]

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Dispute Could Slow Emergency Flights

Dispute Could Slow Emergency Flights

An ongoing legal dispute between two aviation companies is threatening to delay the transport of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) physicians, specialists and patients to and from area facilities. The disagreement between Helinet Aviation and Pentastar Aviation has the potential to impact emergency flights, in which each passing moment is precious, said Judy Sherif, the [...] [...more]

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Bowl Teams Show Kids They’re Winners

Bowl Teams Show Kids They’re Winners

The Oregon Ducks football team had quite an adventure in Southern California prior to its 45-38 victory over Wisconsin in Monday’s Rose Bowl. Offensive lineman Matt Asper saved a choking victim at Lawry’s Prime Rib during the annual Beef Bowl, running back LaMichael James was terrified by Space Mountain at Disneyland and several players were [...] [...more]

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