Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Opens The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation Pediatric Urology & Nephrology Center

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LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is opening the new Larry
& Helen Hoag Foundation Pediatric Urology & Nephrology Center on
Wednesday, Aug. 26. This new center combines Miller Children’s urology
and renal programs, which makes it one of the only comprehensive centers
of its kind in all of Southern California.

The new Center was made possible by a generous donation from The Larry &
Helen Hoag Foundation that was secured by the Memorial Medical Center
Foundation. The late Mrs. Hoag made this gift so that children in and
around the Long Beach community would have access to specialty medical
care close to home, eliminating the stress and financial burden of
families having to go to medical facilities far from home.

Collaboration between urology and nephrology experts is imperative to
successful outcomes. Patients who have a urologic or renal condition
sometimes require consultations or treatment from both specialties. This
new Center houses both care teams under one roof. This limits the amount
patients need to travel to different locations, and physicians from both
specialties can consult on cases with ease to provide patients with the
best possible care and outcomes.

“The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation Pediatric Urology & Nephrology Center
provides many new opportunities and better outcomes for Miller
Children’s and our patients,” says Deepak Rajpoot, M.D., medical
director, pediatric nephrology, Miller Children’s. “With our two
programs joining forces under one roof, it gives us the opportunity to
work together to develop treatment plans that cover all the needs for
our patients for any urological or renal condition. Not only does this
new Center make things much easier and less stressful for our patients,
but it makes us a leader in California for all urology and nephrology
care.”

This consolidation of disciplines at Miller Children’s better serves its
patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease,
while it continues to provide high-quality patient and family centered
care and conduct innovative research in all aspects of urology.

Located in the Hartley Medical Office Building on Long Beach Blvd., the
new Pediatric Urology & Nephrology Center offers multi-disciplinary care
providing the latest urologic and renal care. This includes surgical
procedures, ranging from very simple circumcisions to the most complex
of urinary and genital anomalies, to new technology that allow
physicians to make immediate diagnoses during a patient’s office visit.

The Pediatric Urology & Nephrology care team also focuses on complex
reconstruction and minimally invasive surgery, as well as the treatment
of complex congenital conditions. Some of these treatments include
complex urodynamics testing, renal replacement therapy and hemodialysis.

“This new Center is another step forward in our ongoing mission here at
Miller Children’s of advancing pediatric health care,” says Divya Joshi,
M.D., chief medical officer, Miller Children’s. “None of it would have
been possible without the generous support of The Larry & Helen Hoag
Foundation.”

About Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, part of the
MemorialCare Health System, provides specialized pediatric care for
children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to
complex – as well as maternity care for expectant mothers – all under
one roof. Only five percent of all hospitals are children’s hospitals,
making them unique not only to children’s health care needs in the
community, but across the region. Miller Children’s is one of only eight
free-standing children’s hospitals in California – treating more than
14,000 children each year – and has become a regional pediatric
destination for more than 84,000 children, who need specialized care in
the outpatient specialty and satellite centers. Visit MillerChildrens.org,
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Contacts

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
Beatrice Jimenez
Office:
(562) 933-2812
Mobile: (562) 587-7990
bjimenez@memorialcare.org