Friday, February 3, 2012

Greater LA Latino Chamber honors Children's Hospital

Latino Business Chamber of Greater LA Honors Children's Hospital Los Angeles as Nonprofit Business of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles (LBC-GLA) selected Children's Hospital Los Angeles as the Nonprofit Business of the Year during its Third Annual Awards luncheon held this week in downtown Los Angeles. The chamber presented Business of Year Awards to six outstanding businesses and one nonprofit organization during the event.
"This year winning companies represented the best and brightest of today's entrepreneurs--and they hold the key to spurring economic revival, job generation and sustained growth," said Jorge Corralejo, chairman and CEO of the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles.
The prestigious awards recognize the dedication, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by the Greater Los Angeles' Latino business community. The key criteria upon which the nominees were judged included business and income growth, innovation, community involvement and excellence in industry.
The award to Children's Hospital Los Angeles caps a tremendous year of expansion for the 110-year-old hospital. In July 2011, a new era in pediatric and adolescent healthcare began when Children's Hospital opened its new 317-bed, $636 million, state-of-the-art hospital building. The 460,000-square-foot building, known as the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion, is able to offer broader services to patients and families and is one of the nation's premier medical facilities for children.
"We're grateful for this recognition by the Latino business community which acknowledges the hard work of all of our doctors, nurses and employees every day of the year," said Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "As a community we believe we have designed and constructed the perfect building to care for patients and their families for generations to come. The Anderson Pavilion is truly a work of art and certainly a precious jewel for the City of Los Angeles."  

About Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children's hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children's Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
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SOURCE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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