Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Providence Tarzana Medical Center have formed a partnership to provide a higher level of pediatric care to children in the San Fernando Valley.

Under terms of the partnership agreement, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group will assume management of the Tarzana hospital’s three pediatric units. Specialists from the children’s hospital in Hollywood will staff the inpatient and pediatric and neonatal intensive care units 24 hours a day.

“This is a breakthrough in health care for the San Fernando Valley and adjacent communities, providing infants and children in-house specialist care round-the-clock,” Dale Surowitz, Providence Tarzana’s chief executive, said in a statement.

The Providence Tarzana Emergency Department and those at its sister hospitals, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, are certified to provide pediatric care. If necessary, young emergency patients arriving at Saint Joseph and Holy Cross may be transported to Tarzana for inpatient care.


Woodbury University on Wednesday named five members to its board of trustees to bring its governing body up to 28 active members.

Added to the board of the Burbank school were: Ronald A. Altoon, founder of architectural firm Altoon Partners, in Los Angeles; David S. Blitz, president of Nebo Capital Inc., a Los Angeles mortgage banking and advisory firm; Jan Hanssen, origination manager for US Bank’s Commercial Bank operations in Los Angeles and Encino; Grace Kim, founding leader of Los Angeles philanthropic consultancy GOODcorps; and Kieran P. Nolan, a vice president at AT&T responsible for 13 states in the West and Southwest.

Interim President David Dauwalder said the university will be well served by the five new board members.

“The eclectic blend of talents and experience they bring to the board will be a source of strength for students, faculty, staff and, indeed, the community at large,” he said in a prepared statement.