Affiliation with leading children’s hospital in the US provides added services to young families


Coastal Kids Pediatric Group, the premier pediatrics group in Orange County California, announced on July 1st an affiliation with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Health Network – a premier network of pediatric providers, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Coastal Kids is the first pediatrics group based in Orange County affiliated with the CHLA Health Network.


“Our priority has always been `patients first’, so this new affiliation with CHLA is so exciting for us,” states Dr. Steven Abelowitz, founder of Coastal Kids. “Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is truly the premier Children’s Hospital in the western United States, so we can now tap into their medical expertise to provide our families exceptional healthcare services that cannot be found anywhere else in Orange County.”


Founded by Dr. Steven Abelowitz in 2001, Coastal Kids has five state-of-the-art facilities throughout Orange County: Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Ladera Ranch, with 23 highly skilled Board Certified pediatricians, supplemented by additional Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and health aids all trained in primary healthcare and additional specialties related to pediatric medicine.


“We are thrilled by the opportunity to affiliate with a primary care practice that provides high quality pediatric medical services to families throughout Orange County,” says Bhavana Arora, MD, chief medical officer of the CHLA Health Network. “Our network is growing as we build affiliations with community-based pediatricians to provide high-quality outcomes for young patients across Southern California.”


The CHLA Health Network is the only physician-led association in Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern and Orange Counties that supports the health of children by organizing primary care pediatrician specialists in the delivery of innovative, seamless care for infants, children and young adults.


Coastal Kids continues affiliations with Hoag Memorial Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Children’s Hospital at Mission and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).