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CHOC JOINS CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
February 20, 2007

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is pleased to announce it has become a member of Children’s Miracle Network, an alliance of premier hospitals for children. Every dollar raised in Orange County through Children’s Miracle Network will now be given to CHOC to fund programs, research and equipment.

Children's Miracle Network is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America and Canada. Each year, the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of children overcome diseases and injuries.

“This partnership will greatly benefit CHOC in terms of community awareness and much-needed funds for various programs and services at the hospital. It’s gratifying to know that every dollar now raised by Children’s Miracle Network sponsors in Orange County will go directly to CHOC and benefit the children in the communities we serve,” says CHOC's Business Partnership Manager, Renae Furlow.

Children’s Miracle Network sponsors raise funds in a variety of ways, including the sale of “Miracle Balloons” for $1 each. Retailers such as Wal-Mart, COSTCO and RiteAid hold balloon campaigns throughout the year, and other partners such as participating credit unions sell gift cards to their members and make a donation though Children’s Miracle Network to CHOC for each card sold.

Soon, residents will see “Miracle Homes” by RE/MAX; whereby participating realtors in Orange County will make a donation to CHOC for each transaction.

For more information, visit the hospital's website at www.choc.org.

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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