May 04, 2012
CHOC Children’s has received a $100,000 donation from Irvine-based Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to name one of the rapid medical exam rooms in the Emergency Center of CHOC’s patient care tower, set to open in Spring 2013.
The 22,000-square-foot Emergency Center will be the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in Orange County. The space, which has been designed to meet the unique needs of children, features 31 treatment rooms, including 14 rapid medical exam rooms, and three triage suites.
In addition to the Emergency Center, CHOC’s 425,000-square-foot tower will house new and advanced operating rooms, laboratory, pathology and imaging services – all with a dedicated pediatric environment and staff. The seven-story building incorporates the most advanced design and safety principles of any children’s hospital in the nation, as well as enhanced patient and family amenities to create a serene, healing environment for children.
Regarding Masimo’s support of the new tower, Joe Kiani, chairman, Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, says, “There is no doubt that children’s hospitals around the world play a vital role in the care and survival of our future generations when they are at their most vulnerable moments. The global pursuit to ensure pediatric development and survival is manifested at its best here locally at CHOC Children’s, where measureable strides in critical care and medical technology advancements are improving the odds for our children right here in our own backyard. We are proud to be able to support CHOC as they continue to ‘think globally and act locally’ to care for our future generations.”
For more information about CHOC’s new tower, including ways to support its construction and the “Change CHOC, Change the World” campaign, call the CHOC Children’s Foundation at 714-532-8690 or visit www.choc.org/giving.
Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare – The Masimo Foundation is focused on improving patient care through philanthropic programs and research initiatives that foster an environment of healthy and honest competition, create pathways for new lifesaving discoveries and inventions, and improve access to cost-effective, breakthrough healthcare solutions. The Foundation devotes special attention to organizations that believe innovation, ethical conduct and aligned incentives are integral to improving the quality, access, and cost of healthcare worldwide.
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