News from Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
Kenny and his mother, Susan at LAOH.
Four-year old Kenny was adopted in March from Haiti by Susan, the grand-daughter of a Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) support group member, and her family.
While living in an orphanage in Haiti, Kenny was informed that his future mobility was threatened due to a hip infection which required immediate skilled orthopaedic care when he arrived in the U.S. Before Kenny had even made his way to California his mom was in touch with LAOH to make sure he had an appointment with Dr. Anthony Scaduto, LAOH President and Chief Executive Officer.
During the first week in April, Kenny and his family made their way from the state of Oregon to southern California to meet Dr. Tu, LAOH Pediatrician and Dr. Scaduto for Kenny’s first appointment - and the evaluation revealed that Kenny doesn't have a hip infection after all! Kenny does walk with a slight limp but his growth plates are normal and he was told he will outgrow the limp.
We posted the good news and photos on our LAOH Facebook page, and his mom Susan shared the following comment: “Thank you to everyone who helped us get this appointment and for the good news!”
To hear more from individuals who have posted in response to Kenny’s great news and to view more photos of Kenny and his family at LAOH, visit us by clicking: LAOH Facebook.
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Extending its reach in delivering the highest quality care long associated with UCLA, the UCLA Health System - one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world - dedicated its new Santa Monica campus in a ceremony attended on September 9, 2011 by doctors, nurses, university officials and business and community leaders.
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In 1998, two of the most prestigious medical institutions in Los Angeles - Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA -- forged a far-reaching strategic alliance to broaden the scope of both organizations bringing new and expanded programs for patient care, research and education in musculoskeletal disorders to Southern California and beyond.
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