April 25, 2008
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is one of six hospitals nationwide selected as a partner in Get on Board with Child Safety! – a national injury prevention campaign spearheaded by Dorel Juvenile Group’s Safety 1st brand and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). With funding support from the campaign, CHOC will begin selling – for less than market value – safety products and kits at CHOC clinics and at the CHOC Mobile Safety House, an innovative mobile injury prevention program dedicated to reducing the number of home-related injuries among children.
Additionally, as part of the campaign, CHOC was awarded 175 car seats for the hospital’s existing car seat referral program for underserved families. (For more information about CHOC’s car seat program, please call 714-532-8887.)
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death of American children, ages 1 – 14. Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the risks around the home and on the road that present a danger to their children. The Get on Board with Child Safety! campaign helps promote injury prevention as a priority for families and caregivers.
About Dorel: Dorel Industries is a global consumer products company engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of a diverse portfolio of powerful consumer brands, sold through its Juvenile Home Furnishings and Recreational/Leisure segments. Headquartered in Montreal with significant operations in the United States and Europe, Dorel employs approximately 4,700 people in 15 countries. Annual sales are U.S. $1.8 billion and are made in over 60 countries worldwide. Dorel Juvenile Group USA markets the Cosco and Safety 1st brands, as well as Eddie Bauer and Disney Baby licensed products.
About NACHRI: An organization of 208 children’s hospitals and related institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad, NACHRI promotes the health and well being of children and their families through support of children’s hospitals and health systems. NACHRI and its members work collectively to ensure children’s access to health care and the continuing ability of children’s hospitals to provide services that all children need.
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