Demand drop forces Los Robles pediatric intensive care unit to close

After four years in operation, Los Robles Regional Medical Center is closing its pediatric intensive care unit due to a decline in demand.
The Thousand Oaks hospital will shutter the four-bed unit as of Dec. 16.
The unit opened in 2016 in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group, whose doctors staffed the one-wing unit. The pediatric ICU treats patients up to 17 years old who are too sick to receive care in a general hospital setting, such as those with severe infections,...

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