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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Now Seeing Patients in Arcadia _ Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting celebration Held Monday Evening

by Terry Miller
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opened the doors of its new outpatient services center in Arcadia on Nov. 1, bringing the clinical expertise of its doctors, nurses and staff to area residents. The outpatient center is known as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles  Arcadia and is located at 468 E. Santa Clara St. A variety of outpatient services are offered, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and pediatric surgery. Laboratory and radiological services are also available and more specialty services will be added in the near future.
Then new Arcadia facility held a gala grand opening Monday evening giving guests a chance to meet the administrators and doctors who will make the facility run smoothly.
Guests were treated not only some gourmet foods and wines but also tours of the facility.

The Arcadia Weekly took a brief tour of the facilities recently and got a change to speak with a patient, Evan Hill, 14 months who brought his parents along for an eye check up with Dr. Mark S. Borchert.

An obviously experienced pediatric and nuro-Ophthamologist, Dr. Borchert’s sense of humor quickly
Engrossed his young patient while at the same time examining his eye movements in response to his finger puppets of his tongue sticking out.

Evan’s mother, Helen and Dad Jerell were pleased with not only the results of their child’s exam but also the convenience of the location. As Monrovia residents, the Hill’s are delighted that Children’s Hospital opened such a satellite facility.

“Our physicians provide the most diverse pediatric services available on the West Coast,” said Brent Polk, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and vice president of Academic Affairs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “This new center will give San Gabriel Valley families and their children access to our outstanding outpatient clinical services right in their own neighborhood.”

The Arcadia hospital offers 6 Opthamologists, 2 Pulmonary specialists, 2 pediatric surgeons, one ear nose and throat specialist, 3 orthopedics specialists and 2 GI specialists and an mountain of support staff from RNs to radiologists.

Dr Brent Polk Chair pediatrics talks to guests at Monday's grand opening - Photos by Terry Miller

“Children who live in the San Gabriel Valley will now be able to 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. “We’re grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Arcadia and are glad to be part of the community.”

The 10,000-square-foot outpatient center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more about the center, go to www.CHLA.org/Arcadia, or contact the center directly at
(626) 795-7177. The new center will be staffed by clinicians from the nationally renowned Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which 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.

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