January 03, 2007
More than 35 Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2007 issue of Orange Coast magazine. The "Physicians of Excellence" program was developed by the Orange County Medical Association, the largest physician membership association in the county. The annual program honors the region's outstanding physicians for their dedication to the medical profession and their service to the community.
To be selected, physicians were required to be board certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties member; be in good standing with the Medical Board of California; have greater than five years of demonstrated excellence in practice; and have a primary practice in Orange County. Additionally, physicians were required to meet at least three of the following criteria: leadership; teaching; clinical research and special skills; and volunteer service.
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.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680