CHOC Children’s is different than most hospitals. We believe in the healing power of play. From music therapy to video games to daily visits with Crush the Turtle, CHOC is a place where kids can still be kids, even while undergoing treatment.
For 50 years CHOC Children’s has stood as a distinguished non-profit children’s hospital, committed to providing the highest quality medical care to all children, no matter what their family’s financial capacity.
Bill Holmes’ history-making $27 million gift to CHOC Children’s represents his commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of children in Orange County and beyond. This extraordinary gift allows CHOC to progress on its journey to becoming the leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care.
With the opening of the Bill Holmes Tower comes an increase in families depending on CHOC for their children’s health care needs, which increases our need for continued philanthropic support like yours. We have built a solid foundation for CHOC, but our journey doesn’t end here. We are now focused on the critical work of growing our endowments and raising funds to expand programs and services.
Designed to meet the unique needs of children in a safe and serene environment, the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s is the first in Orange County exclusively dedicated to the treatment and healing of children of all ages—from the tiniest newborns to adolescents.
The new emergency department, located on the ground floor of the Bill Holmes Tower, is named in honor of CHOC Children’s supporters Julia and George Argyros for their generous gift of $5 million. The 22,000-square-foot emergency department features 31 exam rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and treatment rooms, and three triage suites.
The Argyros family also has generously sponsored two signature hospital fundraising events, the CHOC Cherishes Children Gala and the CHOC Follies, for which Julia has also donated her time and talent as a cast member. Stephanie Argyros also is on the CHOC Children’s Foundation Board of Directors.