Because kids are our specialty at CHOC Children’s, we strive to provide family- and patient-centered care that focuses on treating each child’s heart condition while always allowing the child to be a child and being mindful of the child’s future health and well-being. Each patient’s care team includes certified pediatric cardiac clinical staff, pediatric cardiac nurse practitioners, and social workers who work together to provide the child seamless care, patient education and family support. Most important, our specialists work closely the each child's parents or legal guardians throughout the diagnosis and treatment process. We are the experts in pediatric cardiac care and each parents is the expert on their child. Working together as a team we can create the best treatment plan possible for each child.
We are also dedicated to providing families and patients with the resources needed so that kids can be kids while they are patients in our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, as we believe that play and discovery are very important in the treatment and recovery process. We proudly offer:
- Parent Support Groups
- Child Life Specialists
- Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
- Rehabilitation Services