October 28, 2009
CHOC Children's is pleased to announce that pediatric surgeon John German, MD, was named the "2009 Person of Honor" by the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, a "home-away-from home" for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby medical facilities. Dr. German was recognized for his years of service to the pediatric medical community at the organization's 20th annual High Tea and Fashion Show, held on October 23rd at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach.
Dr. German earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He finished a two-year pediatric surgery fellowship, with training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Hospital for Sick Children in London, and LA County-USC Medical Center. He is board certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery and critical care. Dr. German joined the CHOC medical staff in 1975.
This recent honor by the Orange County Ronald McDonald House joins a list of others bestowed upon Dr. German, who is active in the community. In 2004, he was named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Soroptomist Club of Orange County.
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