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KOHL'S AND CHOC KEEP KIDS SAFE
July 23, 2007

Kohl's Department Stores presented Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) with a check for $214,977.20 to benefit the CHOC Community Education Department, which offers injury prevention and wellness programs to children and families throughout Orange County.

The donation is part of Kohl's $1 million pledge to CHOC. Over the past four years and as part of their commitment to children's health initiatives across the nation, Kohl's has donated more than $918, 825.00 in support of the CHOC Community Education Department.

About Kohl's: Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. Kohl’s operates 834 stores in 46 states. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.

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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