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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY AND KOHL'S HELP KEEP KIDS SAFE THIS SUMMER
May 24, 2006

WHAT: With the Memorial Day weekend signaling the start of summer fun, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and Kohl's Department Stores will highlight the hidden dangers of the warmer months at a safety event, featuring the CHOC Mobile Safety House. A unique mobile injury prevention program, the CHOC Mobile Safety House is dedicated to reducing the number of home-related injuries among children, from newborns to five-year olds.

The program is supported by Kohl's as part of the Kohl's Cares for KidsĀ® program that supports children's health initiatives across the country. As part of their commitment to children's health and education, Kohl's pledged $1 million to CHOC in support of the hospital's community education department. A check for $249,000 will be presented to CHOC at the safety event.

WHERE: Kohl's Department Store (Parking lot), 1351 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

WHEN: Friday, May 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHY: While most people see Memorial Day weekend and the warm, busy months of summer as the season for fun, children's health and safety experts know all too well the potential for danger. More unintentional childhood deaths and injuries occur between the months of May and August than any other time of year. With more children engaging in outdoor activities during the warmer months, there is an increased risk of being seriously injured or even killed.

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education 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, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical 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 Beacon Award for Pediatric 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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