City of Hope hospital introduced a Chinese-language website Thursday, with officials saying they want to reach out to the San Gabriel Valley's large Chinese population.
The website -- http://cn.cityofhope.org -- makes City of Hope the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center on the West Coast with a Chinese-language Internet presence, according to the hospital.
"Our commitment at City of Hope is to better serve the residents of our own community in a way that reflects the increasingly important role that diverse populations, including Chinese Americans, play in our area, and we are making every effort to be proactive in our outreach to those populations," according to Stephanie Neuvirth, chief human resources and diversity officer at City of Hope.
Hospital officials noted that the San Gabriel Valley includes a population that is 29 percent Chinese, and Chinese is the primary language for the bulk of that population.
The website contains content aimed specifically at the Chinese-speaking community, including background on the hospital, details on how to become a patient and how to search for physicians, many of whom speak Chinese, according to the hospital.
City of Hope's main hospital is in Duarte. It also has clinics in the Antelope Valley and South Pasadena.