The Only Pediatric Emergency Department in Orange County
The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital is exclusively dedicated to the treatment of pediatric patients. Our 22,000-square-foot, full-service emergency department is designed to meet the unique needs of children. Our doctors, board-certified in emergency medicine, and specially trained nurses provide the very best patient- and family-centered care 24 hours, seven days a week.
The Emergency Department features 31 treatment rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and discharge exam rooms and three triage suites. The Emergency Department is close to advanced operating rooms, laboratory, pathology and imaging services—each with a dedicated pediatric environment and staff. Learn more about what to expect and the treatment process at CHOC Children's.
The CHOC Children’s Difference
Children are not tiny adults and have very specific healthcare needs. From our equipment to the facilities to the décor, the Emergency Department is designed to meet the needs of children of all ages—from the tiniest newborns to adolescents. Creating an inviting, serene, healing environment for all patients is a top priority for all of our associates. Additionally, we are proud to offer our Emergency Department patients and families the assistance of a child life specialist and special tricks and medical interventions used to make emergency visits to CHOC less painful.
At CHOC Children’s, we believe in patient- and family-centered care. That means whenever we are treating a child, his or her feelings, emotions and future well-being are a top priority. In addition, family members may stay with the child at all times while in the Emergency Department and help make decisions regarding the child’s care and treatment along the way. Learn more about our commitment to patient- and family-centered care.
Convenient and Family Friendly
At CHOC Children’s, we understand that life with kids can be hectic and strive to make our services convenient for families. Located off the 5 and 22 freeways, the Emergency Department provides a streamlined process for moving children through the triage process quickly and efficiently. Each exam room is designed to be spacious and accommodate strollers and other children that often accompany their siblings on emergency visits to the hospital.
In addition to providing families the room and speedy service they need, the Emergency Department is provides many of the services patients may need without having to leave the unit. Most blood draws and tests can be done at the patient’s bedside and X-ray equipment is available in the unit as well.
Should a child need an MRI, CT scan or surgery, each of these services is located within steps of the Emergency Department for the convenience of our families and in order to provide our patients the fastest service possible.
If your child needs immediate medical attention and you cannot safely transport your child to the hospital, please call 911 immediately. Families may request to be taken to CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange by ambulance.
Making Children's Futures Brighter: Julia, CHOC Children's
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Amy Waunch, RN, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Amy Waunch, clinical nurse educator at CHOC Children's, tells us about methods to help eliviate pain and discomfort for children, which makes their visits to the ER less painful.
Needle Free Injections: CHOC Emergency Department
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Proud To Be Part of CHOC: CHOC Emergency Department
Julia tells us why she is proud to be a part of the elite team at CHOC Children's.
Injury Prevention for Children: Amy Waunch, RN, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Amy Waunch, registered nurse at CHOC Children's, tells us how parents can be proactive and offers tips for injury prevention for children.
News and Announcements
Dr. James Pierog to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m.
May 01, 2013
CHOC Children's opens Orange County's first fully pediatric-dedicated emergency department
March 26, 2013
The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department opened to the public March 26, leaving parents in the region with no doubts about where to seek emergency care for their children.
My Touching Tour of the New CHOC Children's Hospital Tower.
February 20, 2013
The Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC Children’s Hospital is designed to be one of the most advanced and safest children’s hospitals in the world
Dr. James Pierog to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, February 14th at 12:30 p.m.
February 13, 2013
Argyros Family Foundation donates $5 million for OC's first pediatric emergency department at CHOC
September 18, 2012
The Argyros family presented a $5 million check to CHOC for the first and only Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) in Orange County.
Articles From the Blog
Kids and Emergency Care
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:52:15 GMT
Specialized care is necessary when dealing with kids in the emergency room. They need to be treated by specially trained doctors utilizing equipment designed for their needs.
Splash Course: Kids and Drowning
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:14:19 GMT
When school is out, there’s nothing children love more than to splash around in the pool. But before the fun begins, safety should come first.
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OC’s First “Kids’ ER” Opens in March
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:40:27 GMT
Staffed around the clock by our world-class team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatric nurses and other specially trained healthcare professionals, the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department opens in March 2013 in our new state-of-the art patient tower at CHOC Children’s Hospital. It will be Orange County’s first and only exclusively pediatric emergency department,
Top Summer Injuries that Bring Kids to the Emergency Room
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:33:38 GMT
Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and outdoor sports! Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. James Pierog, emergency medicine specialist, CHOC Children’s emergency department. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety organization, summer season represents millions
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