CHOC Pressroom :: Press Release Archive
The following releases are available from the archive:
Press Releases from 2013:
CHOC Children’s Named One of the Safest Hospitals in the Nation by The Leapfrog Group
December 06, 2013
CHOC earns elite national honor for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Receives Press Ganey 2013 Beacon of Excellence AwardSM for Physician Engagement
December 04, 2013
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital has been named a 2013 Beacon of Excellence Award winner for physician engagement by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Press Ganey Beacon of Excellence Award recognizes leading health care facilities that have achieved and consistently maintained excellence for multiple years.
National Health Foundation Recognizes CHOC Children’s Phlebotomist with Hospital Hero Award
November 19, 2013
CHOC Children's phlebotomist Jaime Serna was named a "Hospital Hero" by the National Health Foundation for his extraordinary dedication to patients.
CHOC Children’s Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission
November 04, 2013
The Joint Commission recognizes CHOC for exemplary performance in improving care for children with asthma.
CHOC clinical leader recognized for education, mentoring
September 30, 2013
A clinical nurse specialist in the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s has been recognized by a leading trade publication for her dedication to education and mentoring.
Dr. Michael Cater to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m.
September 27, 2013
Dr. Chris Koutures to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m.
September 27, 2013
Conference addresses broad aspects of adolescent and young adult cancer treatment
September 12, 2013
An upcoming conference co-hosted by the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s will address the nuances of caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
CHOC Children’s Appoints Matthew Gerlach Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
September 10, 2013
Experienced Health Care Executive, Matthew Gerlach, Joins CHOC Leadsership Team
CHOC Children's-hosted conference explores future of pediatric medicine
September 10, 2013
An upcoming conference hosted by CHOC Children’s will explore emerging trends and future innovations in pediatric health care with an aim to stimulate and challenge attendees’ approach to care now and in coming years.
CHOC doc named to FDA appointment
September 09, 2013
Under a recent appointment, a CHOC physician will help the federal government evaluate the safety of drugs used for infectious disease treatment.
Irvine Valley Air Conditioning Honors "Family" and CHOC with $100,000 Donation
August 21, 2013
Family-owned business donates $100,000 to name conference room used by physicians working in CHOC's pediatric and cardiovascular intensive care units.
Dr. Leonard Sender to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
July 25, 2013
Dr. Felice Adler-Shohet to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
July 17, 2013
CHOC Children’s Rheumatologist Andrew Shulman, M.D., Ph.D, to Speak at National Juvenile Arthritis Conference
July 08, 2013
Dr. Andrew Shulman is a featured speaker at the 2013 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference.
CHOC Children’s and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Join Forces to Raise Awareness – and Funds - for Pediatric Cancer
June 19, 2013
CHOC Children’s has partnered with World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation in a nationwide effort to raise awareness – and funds - for pediatric cancer through the award-winning feature film, “Ways to Live Forever,” which opens in select U.S. theaters this July 19th.
Eric Mammen to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m.
June 19, 2013
CHOC surgeon performs radiation-free electrophysiology procedure
June 17, 2013
A Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) physician recently cured a teenager of a chronic irregular heart beat using an electrophysiology outpatient procedure that required no radiation, a landmark achievement that signals a new direction in the field.
CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
June 11, 2013
CHOC Children's has been ranked as one of the nation's top pediatric healthcare centers in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
Dr. Cindy Kim to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, June 7 at 12:30 p.m.
June 03, 2013
Dr. James Pierog to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m.
May 01, 2013
Dr. Troy Reyna to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m.
April 24, 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.
Ryan Seacrest Foundation Makes West Coast Debut of Seacrest Studios at CHOC Children's
March 25, 2013
CHOC Children’s – in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – has opened an in-house multimedia broadcast center, Seacrest Studios, further enhancing the hospital’s services to patients and families.
CHOC Children's NICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange Opens
February 19, 2013
Orange County's littlest patients will receive big care just steps away from their mothers in a new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Dr. James Pierog to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, February 14th at 12:30 p.m.
February 13, 2013
CalOptima Continues Support of CHOC Children's Breathmobile
February 13, 2013
The public health plan recently provided $300,000 to support the Breathmobile program, which will allow 50 percent more Medi-Cal children to receive services.
Dr. Gira Morchi to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m.
January 25, 2013
Orange County Resident Bill Holmes Donates $27 Million to CHOC to Name New Patient Care Tower
January 21, 2013
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) today announced that Newport Beach, Calif. resident and retired businessman Bill Holmes made a $27 million gift to name its new pediatric hospital tower, set to open on its main campus in spring 2013. In honor of Holmes’ generosity, the tower will be named The Bill Holmes Tower.
Dr. Gupreet Ahuja to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013
CHOC Children's otolaryngologist Gurpreet Ahuja, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of tonsils and adenoids.