(LOS ANGELES – Jan. 12, 2016) — Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) has hired Jamie Wells, R.N., to serve as clinical director for its new ambulatory surgery center that is scheduled to open this spring. Located in downtown Los Angeles, the OIC Ambulatory Surgery Center will be the region’s first standalone facility specifically designed to provide outpatient orthopaedic surgical care to children. Wells previously served as director of nursing for the surgery center at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, an international leader and pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of sports medicine injuries and illnesses. She has also held positions with MemorialCare Outpatient Surgical Center, West Coast Surgery Center and Cerritos Surgery Center.
A registered nurse, Wells earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Jacksonville University in Florida, and an Associate of Science in Nursing at El Camino College in California. She is certified in basic cardiac life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support. Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, Orthopaedic Institute for Children receives over 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, OIC advances pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. With locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico, OIC treats the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit www.ortho-institute.org.