Children's Hospital Los Angeles has announced a $25 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous in support of an expansion of its Neurological Institute and interventional radiology capacity.
A portion of the gift will help fund the creation of a multidisciplinary Neurological Institute Outpatient Center that brings neurologists, neurosurgeons, developmental pediatricians, geneticists, nurses, psychiatrists, and social workers together in a single location. The project will include the creation or remodeling of thirty-five patient exam rooms, five electroencephalogram (EEG) rooms, four consultation rooms, two nurses' stations, and a dedicated playroom for patients.
The remainder of the funds will be used to enhance CHLA's interventional radiology (IR) capacity through the purchase of new technology and an overhaul of existing diagnostic and treatment space. The fastest-growing modality within CHLA's Department of Radiology and Imaging, IR uses advanced imaging equipment to diagnose and treat conditions such as tumors and cardiovascular anomalies with less invasive, more precise procedures.
"Expanding IR is critical to allowing CHLA to meet growing patient volume while also facilitating research to improve patient care for future generations," said CHLA senior vice president and chief development officer Alexandra Carter. "This considerable contribution will significantly advance CHLA's vision of providing each patient and family with care that is timely, personalized, multidisciplinary, and family-centered."