December 07, 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Stanley Galant was recently named a 2007 Hospital Hero by the Hospital Association of Southern California. Dr. Galant was one of five health care professionals from Southern California recently honored for their "heroic" professional achievements at the Hospital Hero Awards Luncheon at the Baltimore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Dr. Galant tirelessly worked to bring the CHOC Breathmobile®, a fully equipped mobile asthma treatment unit, to the children and families of Orange County. Since he achieved that vision in 2003, more than 6,000 children have been seen and more than 2,000 have been treated for asthma. Many of these patients were undiagnosed before coming to the Breathmobile®. The number of hospitalizations, emergency room visits and missed school days experienced by these patients has also decreased significantly.
The success of the CHOC Breathmobile® program resulted in Dr. Galant's determination to add a second unit this year. The second unit expands coverage to additional school and community sites, enhancing access to comprehensive, specialized asthma care to under insured children in Orange County.
Dr. Galant's compassion for children and his dedication to ensuring every child has access to quality medical care is demonstrated when he says, "The patient is always the most important part of what we do. Children must be treated - no matter what!"
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