Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is part of the LA County network of hospitals in Torrance, Calif. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center and offers a full spectrum of tertiary care in all medical and surgical specialties. Our pediatric patients range in age from birth to age 21. Our ambulatory and emergency departments see approximately 44,000 pediatric patients a year; and about 3500 inpatient visits a year. We have a 28 bed inpatient unit; 10 bed PICU; 17 bed NICU plus a brand new, state-of-the-art 16 bed pediatric Emergency Department with two pediatric trauma bays.
Our Child Life Program incorporates therapeutic play, preparation, education and support to facilitate positive coping and provide a safe, comforting, welcoming environment. Activities are provided for patients at the bedside, inpatient playroom and teen lounge; outpatient playroom and treatment rooms; pre and post op rooms, ED, and in the outdoor play garden.
Our program is sustained mostly through the donations we receive so we look forward to and welcome any donations to Child Life. We are very thankful to Starlight for creating this platform to help support the psychosocial needs of children in a medical setting.
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