Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Matthew J. Gorelik serves as CEO of Township Capital, LLC, which he founded in 2014. The Los Angeles-based firm focuses on private equity investment in the global real estate sector. Matthew Gorelik is also a dedicated supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in large part thanks to the care it provided to his young daughter, Lexi.
Lexi’s family credits her survival and continued quality of life to the care she received at CHLA after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After three experienced neurologists could not determine the cause of Lexi’s sudden onset of seizures, a friend referred the family to CHLA. The medical team there, including a seizure expert, well understood that any delay in treatment could force Lexi to miss major developmental milestones.
Specially designed electrodes inserted into Lexi’s brain helped the medical team pinpoint within millimeters the exact location of the tumor. The family was elated to learn after surgery that the CHLA team had removed the entire tumor. Today, Lexi is seizure-free, off medication, and developing normally; she even reads above her grade level. Her family continues to be grateful to CHLA, and says that they will never forget the top-quality care and the depth of emotional support its staff provided to them.
CHLA continues to help many other children in Lexi’s situation. Its pediatric neurology facilities are among the finest in the world, as attested to by their ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals List.
Pediatric Trauma Care
Matthew Josef Gorelik, founder and CEO of TownshipCapital in Los Angeles, leads from experience in real estate entrepreneurship and investing. A devoted father, Matthew J. Gorelik also supports the Neurological Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), which successfully treated his daughter for a brain tumor.
CHLA is a nonprofit medical institution founded in 1901. The hospital serves half a million patients each year and has gained repute for its children’s neurological institute. In 2017, the Institute helped CHLA earn the Best Children’s Hospital – Neurology and Neurosurgery designation from U.S. News & World Report.
The Institute has remained Los Angeles’ only Level 1 Trauma Center for children since 1983, when the regional trauma system first began. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ EMS Agency governs the program to ensure that all trauma centers meet government regulations. Requirements include a multidisciplinary quality improvement system, board certified physicians available around the clock, and research activities. Moreover, trauma centers must maintain high quality medical facilities to include operating rooms, a blood bank, and an intensive care unit. For additional information, visit www.chla.org/trauma-center-designation.
Outside of his responsibilities as the chairman and CEO of a private equity fund in Los Angeles, Matthew Gorelik gives back to his community as a supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Matthew Gorelik maintains a particular interest in the hospital’s Neurological Institute, which has provided care to his daughter, Lexi.
The Neurological Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) avails itself of the latest medical advancements to improve the health of those under its care. Treating children as young as newborns and as old as young adults, the Institute draws on the knowledge and skills of practitioners from multiple specialties to provide a comprehensive array of services and solutions.
Neurologists at the Neurological Institute have experience treating a variety of medical conditions, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, brain tumors, and movement disorders. If surgery is necessary, neurosurgeons perform procedures whose outcome statistics equal or exceed those of other programs, both in the United States and elsewhere in the world. As evidence of the quality of its care, CHLA received high ranking in the neurology and neurosurgery category of US News & World Report’s 2017-2018 edition of The Best Children’s Hospitals.
The team at CHLA’s Neurological Institute is augmented by psychiatrists, physical therapists, radiologists, clinical nutritionists, and a number of other health care professionals. Beyond treating young people, the Institute conducts leading-edge neurological research.