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Pediatric Urgent Care Featured on KRCA

KRCA, Channel 62 LA interviewed OIC’s Medical Director Mauricio Silva, M.D. during OIC’s grand opening of the new pediatric orthopedic Urgent Care Center.

Learn more about OIC’s Urgent Care Center, including parking, directions, and what to bring.

OIC - Grand Opening – KRCA
 
English Translation
News Announcer: And now, Noticias 62 live at 11 o'clock.
 
Residents in South Los Angeles received very good news today. A medical emergency center had its grand opening, where the whole community can get treatment. Alberto Godinez interviewed patients and the head of the clinic. Alberto, tell us how things went.
 
Alberto Godinez: Thank you and good evening. The good news is not only for the patients in the area; this place opens its doors and its heart to children from all over the world.
 
EMERGENCY CLINIC GRAND OPENING
 
Alberto Godinez: The Orthopaedic Institute for Children is in celebration. The big news has been announced with music, smiles and applause: the extension of the clinic. In times when at a national level the undocumented are rejected, here they are welcome.
 
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles: This gives us a very powerful message that borders cannot divide us. They are part of a united world, especially here, in Los Angeles, where all people belongs.
 
Alberto Godinez Voiceover: Many hours of commitment, many years of building and a 20 million-dollar investment were all that it took to open this hospital expansion which welcomes all 
patients such as Yvonne Valvez, who lives in Mexicali.
 
Yvonne Valvez: They help me because I was born with no legs.
 
Alberto Godinez: So now you have legs? Can you walk now? How do you feel?
 
Yvonne Valvez: I feel great.
 
Alberto Godinez: Can you run?
 
Yvonne Valvez: Yes.
 
Alberto Godinez: Are you naughty?
 
Yvonne Valvez: Yeah.
 
Alberto Godinez: The clinic has the latest technology. Here there is treatment for all orthopedic issues that a child can have. No matter their migratory status.
 
Dr. Mauricio Silva, OIC Medical Director: Right now, around 25,000 patients are seen every year in the emergency center and 60,000 patients in general at the hospital.
 
Alberto Godinez: Doctors, medicine and surgery. For more information, please call area code 213-742-1000. That's all from me. I'm Alberto Godinez reporting from Los Angeles. Noticias 62. Your city, your team.
 
News Announcer: Thank you, Alberto. Good evening.
 

The Orthopaedic Institute for Children Urgent Care Center is located on the institute’s downtown Los Angeles campus at 403 W. Adams Boulevard. It is open every day of the year, daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and holidays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Orthopaedic Institute for Children Opens L.A.’s Newest and Most Modern Pediatric Urgent Care Center

The city’s newest and most modern urgent care center for children with musculoskeletal conditions officially opened to patients yesterday at Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s downtown Los Angeles campus. The center was redesigned and greatly expanded to serve the growing need for essential urgent and trauma medical care for children with musculoskeletal conditions.

“This beautifully redesigned and expanded urgent care center includes the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that is needed to care for the increasing number of children who come through our doors,” said OIC Medical Director Mauricio Silva, M.D. “It will greatly enrich the patient experience for both children and their families while positively affecting quality outcomes.”

The first patient, Bryan, was greeted by OIC’s mascot, Ozzie, whose presence always brings a smile to young patients. Bryan came to OIC with an injury from playing soccer this past weekend. He went to a nearby emergency room where he was X-rayed and diagnosed with a double-knee fracture. The emergency room referred him immediately to OIC. Bryan and his mother were seen by Dr. Silva, Nurse Practitioner Sean Warnock and several other professionals who treat pediatric orthopaedic patients every day. As Bryan was leaving OIC, he said, “Please thank everyone at OIC who helped me today. They were kind and made me feel like I had come to the right place.”

OIC’s Urgent Care Center provides evaluation and on-the-spot treatment by a team of orthopaedic experts—including pediatric orthopaedic physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners and other clinical staff. The redesigned and greatly expanded center has 18 rooms including private exam rooms, triage rooms and procedure rooms exclusively for pediatric orthopaedics.

“When a child sustains a musculoskeletal injury, prompt medical treatment is important,” said Dr. Silva. “Children’s bones grow and heal quickly, but without proper treatment a fractured bone can heal improperly and lead to lifelong problems. The clinical staff at OIC are specially trained to diagnose and treat even the most acute musculoskeletal injuries in pediatric patients.”

Also complementing the patient care is a new radiology center featuring the most advanced equipment with three state-of-the-art diagnostic X-ray machines, which offer unparalleled comfort for patients and the highest-quality images for clinicians. There is also a new physical therapy center expressly designed for a child’s comfort with private rooms for highly sensitive kids.

“None of this would be possible without the incredible support of our donors and community partners who understand that securing healthy and active lives for the children of Los Angeles and the world is a smart investment, now and for the future,” said OIC Vice President Michael Sullivan.

The Orthopaedic Institute for Children Urgent Care Center is located on the institute’s downtown Los Angeles campus at 403 W. Adams Boulevard. It is open every day of the year, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and holidays 9 a.m.-5 p.m