Orthopaedic Institute for Children Receives Additional Grant from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for New Ambulatory Surgery Center

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ambulatorysurgerycenter–The Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) announced today that it has
received an additional $20,000 grant from the Los Angeles Dodgers
Foundation in support of the recent opening of the Ambulatory Surgery
Center on the Institute’s downtown L.A. campus. The Dodgers Foundation
had previously given $20,000 toward the project bringing its total
contribution to $40,000.

“One of the central missions of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is to
support organizations that address the health challenges and needs of
children,” said Foundation Executive Director Nichol Whiteman. “We are
proud to partner with the Orthopaedic Institute for Children in bringing
this much-needed health resource to our community.”

The 13,000-square-foot Ambulatory Surgery Center at OIC is Los Angeles’
first such center designed and built exclusively for children. The
center will reduce orthopaedic surgery wait times for children while
greatly enhancing quality outcomes and enriching the patient experience
for both children and their parents. It is staffed by physicians and
other professionals specially trained to address the distinct needs of
children and includes two expansive operating rooms and six pre- and
post-surgical suites.

This latest grant from the Dodgers Foundation is the most recent chapter
in a history of partnerships and cooperation between the two Los Angeles
institutions. For example, three times a year OIC hosts a concussion
clinic as part of the Dodgers Youth Baseball Camp. At the clinic a
physician or specially trained nurse practitioner speaks with camp
attendees about concussion prevention and sports-related injuries that
take place on the field.

In addition, through the Dodgers Foundation OIC has been introduced to
and has worked with other Los Angeles based not-for-profits who share
the mission of making Los Angeles a better and healthier place for
children. These have included Vision To Learn, providers of free eye
exams and eyeglasses to elementary school students in low-income
communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and City Year Los
Angeles, an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with
public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track
to succeed.

“There is no more precious resource in the world than children, and our
community is a much better place when we all work together with their
best interests in mind,” said Cindy Starrett, who serves on the board of
trustees of OIC as well as the board of directors of the Los Angeles
Dodgers Foundation. “We thank the Dodgers for their generous support of
OIC’s work and for opening up their hearts in encouragement of our
ongoing efforts.”

About Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Orthopaedic Institute for Children was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles
Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in
children, Orthopaedic Institute for Children receives 60,000 patient
visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of
the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through
outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations
in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the
full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more
information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.

Contacts

Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Camille Strickland, 213-742-1501
CStrickland@mednet.ucla.edu