Orthopaedic Institute for Children doctor high-fives a a child with an arm sling
Construction has begun on the new medical pavilion at Orthopaedic Institute for Children, the centerpiece of the hospital’s “Vision for Our Future” campaign, which will ensure that OIC’s surgeons, doctors and nurses have the best facilities and equipment to care for the increasing number of children who come through its doors.

The new medical pavilion involves a major reconstruction and reimagining of the OIC 1959 Lowman Building to transform it into a world-class pediatric facility. Housed within the new medical pavilion will be an expanded urgent care center and pharmacy, the nation’s largest pediatric fracture clinic, a new physical therapy center, a state-of-the-art imaging center, a new lecture hall, three new classrooms, and a new virtual-reality surgical training lab. The full project is expected to be completed in winter 2019.

The redesigned urgent care center will have 14 private exam rooms, two triage rooms and two procedure rooms exclusively used for musculoskeletal injuries and run by a staff specially trained in accurate triage of trauma injuries. The radiology center, co-located with the urgent care center, will feature the newest and most advanced equipment in downtown Los Angeles with three state-of-the-art diagnostic X-ray machines offering unparalleled comfort for patients and the highest-quality images for providers. The functional and efficient pediatric fracture clinic, the largest in the county, will have 14 exam rooms and a staff as adept at monitoring healing injuries as they are at diagnosing trauma. And the physical therapy center has been expressly designed for a child’s comfort, even having private rooms for highly sensitive kids.

OIC is currently more than halfway toward its $20 million “Vision for our Future” capital campaign. For information on how you can be part of this transformational project, contact the OIC Foundation at 213-742-1500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Orthopaedic Institute for Children received $24,500,000 in NMTC funding, retained an estimated 80 jobs and will create an estimated 200 permanent and construction jobs.

13 November 2018