The only dedicated pediatric health care facility for families in south Orange County
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital serves as the only dedicated pediatric health care facility for families in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County. Inside its doors, you’ll find an expert team of world-class physicians and nurses providing compassionate, innovative care to the most fragile of newborns to the most rambunctious of teenagers.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Babies born at Mission Hospital can receive critical care in our 22-bed, Level 3 NICU at CHOC Mission. Our neonatal care teams are able to be present during high-risk births and can start critical care within minutes. Among the full spectrum of neonatal equipment available, CHOC Mission is the first children’s hospital in California to offer the NICVIEW webcam system, allowing families to see real-time, live video of their infant remotely, from anywhere they can log on to the Internet.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
In the PICU, the highest level of care is available for critically ill or injured children, including those who may need heart or lung monitoring or the attention of an intensive care specialist as the result of a trauma such as an automobile accident, near drowning or major surgery.
This 24-bed unit is designed for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.
Mission Hospital’s Emergency Department provides comprehensive care for medical emergencies and traumatic injuries and illnesses. In collaboration with CHOC, the Emergency Department provides an area just for pediatric patients. The use of special colors, textures and images creates a soothing environment for children, diverting their focus to something fun and familiar rather than their fear of being in a hospital. Children needing hospitalization are admitted directly upstairs to CHOC Mission.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Our state-of-the art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at CHOC Mission is used to evaluate a child’s brain activity and behavioral activity for an extended period of time, in order to make an epilepsy diagnosis. It offers four private inpatient rooms equipped with long-term EEG and video monitoring, and it is staffed 24/7 by registered EEG technologists who monitor patients around the clock. Learn more about our long-term EEG video monitoring services.
The Sleep Center at CHOC Mission offers private, comfortable accommodations and the latest technology to conduct routine sleep studies for children who have problems related to sleep. Each of the unit’s three rooms includes custom light control, a flat-screen TV, a fold-out bed for mom or dad, and unique artwork that showcases Southern California beaches to promote a soothing, calm environment. Learn more about having a sleep study at CHOC.
Child Life Program
Child life specialists provide patients and their siblings with emotional and developmental-appropriate support to help minimize the anxiety they might be experiencing and help them gain an understanding of medical treatments with age-appropriate explanations and “medical play” with dolls and instruments. They also provide distraction during painful procedures.
Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Room
Through a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital features the Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Room. In the Family Room, couches, television and DVD player allow families to take a break and relax, or gather to discuss their child’s progress. The Sleep Room, with slumber and showering accommodations, allows parents of NICU or PICU patients to spend the night with their child in the hospital.
Outpatient Specialty Care
Near CHOC Mission, we offer outpatient appointments with many of our specialists at the CHOC Children’s Health Center in Mission Viejo. Specialty care offered at this location includes cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, rheumatology, surgery and urology. Make an appointment at the CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo.