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CHOC Children's is One of Only 10 Children's Hospitals in the Nation - and Only Two in the State - Named "2011 Leapfrog Top Hospital"
December 08, 2011
CHOC is one of only 10 children's hospitals in the nation named to the "Leapfrog 2011 Top Hospitals" list.
CHOC Children's Ranked Among Nation's Top Pediatric Facilities
May 17, 2011
CHOC Children's is ranked in eight specialties by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals survey.
CHOC Children's Nurse Receives Chris Stewart-Amidei Writing Excellence Award
March 25, 2010
CHOC Children's Clinical Nurse Specialist Jennifer Cohen, MSN, CNS, RN, CNRN, CCRN, was awarded the Chris-Stewart Amidei Writing Excellence Award from the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN) for her article "Interrater Reliability and Predictive Validity of the FOUR Score Coma Scale in a Pediatric Population."
CHOC is One of Only Eight Children's Hospitals in the Nation Named a 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospital
December 03, 2009
CHOC is named a 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospital - an elite recognition honoring high standards of patient safety and quality of care.
The 45 Facts You May NOT Know about CHOC Children's
October 01, 2009
In honor of CHOC's 45th anniversary, here's a list of 45 facts Orange County residents may not know about their children's hospital and can take great pride in learning.
CHOC Children's Raises its Voice for Kids in Health Care Reform Debate
May 06, 2009
CHOC Children's joined the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) and other leading children's organizations today as they launched a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care reform work for children.
CHOC Announces New Physician Leadership
April 14, 2009
CHOC Children's is pleased to announce new physician appointments, which are intended to strengthen the delivery of the healthcare system's tertiary/quaternary pediatric care and to help fulfill the vision of the recent formal affiliation between CHOC and UC Irvine.
Yale Anesthesiologist Brings NIH Pain Studies to CHOC Children's
January 02, 2009
Collaboration between CHOC Children's and UC Irvine has brought a Yale anesthesiologist and two National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies to Orange County. Zeev Kain, M.D., is a recognized international expert in the clinical management of surgery-related anxiety and pain in children undergoing invasive medical procedures.
CHOC Children's Hospital Earns Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
December 19, 2008
CHOC Children's Hospital is proud to announce that its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). CHOC's PICU is the first pediatric unit in the nation to be recognized with the Beacon Award, representing extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.
CHOC and UCI to Create World-Class Center for Children's Health
November 21, 2008
Children's Hospital of Orange County, UC Irvine Healthcare and UC Irvine School of Medicine will form a strategic affiliation to better serve children and families.
CHOC Children's Wins Ventana Research 2008 Business Performance Leadership Award
October 08, 2008
CHOC Children's is the proud recipient of the Ventana Research 2008 Overall Business Performance Leadership Award. The Ventana Research Performance Management Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated leadership in orchestrating people, process, information and technology for optimum business impact.
CHOC Cancer Institute Awarded Approval with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
August 06, 2008
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Cancer Institute was awarded full approval with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. CHOC is the only children’s hospital in the state, and one of only 11 pediatric cancer programs in the nation to receive CoC approval.
CHOC Achieves Coveted Magnet Status
July 16, 2008
CHOC has been awarded "Magnet recognition" for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). CHOC now joins an elite group of hospitals - 3% to 4% in the nation - that has been recognized nationally by the ANCC.
Children's Hospital of Orange County Opens Family-Centered Outpatient Infusion Center
April 21, 2008
The new, 6000-square-foot facility, which also includes a recreation therapy area, a dedicated child life specialist, and televisions, DVD players and PlayStations at each infusion station to encourage the healing power of play, provides a dedicated center for pediatric patients to receive infusions and procedures without having to be admitted to the hospital.
CHOC Earns National Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care
March 27, 2008
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has been recognized with a third place win in the Child Health Corporation of America’s (CHCA) RACE for Results Award Program, which honors outstanding performance improvement achievements at children’s hospitals across the United States.
Churm Media Recognizes two CHOC Leaders in 2008 "20 Women to Watch" List
March 13, 2008
When Orange County media powerhouse Churm Media identifies "20 Women to Watch," Orange County pays attention. This year's impressive list includes two CHOC leaders - Dr. Daphne Wong, Assistant Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and Medical Director of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program, and Dana Bledsoe, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
CHOC Earns CAPE Award for Innovation, Service and Performance Excellence
January 31, 2008
CHOC is the only children's hospital in the state to earn this distinction and the only Orange County-based organization honored this year.
CHOC is One of Only Eight Children's Hospitals Named to the "Leapfrog 2007 Top Hospitals" List
September 25, 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is one of 41 hospitals - and one of only eight children's hospitals across the nation- named to the "Leapfrog 2007 Top Hospitals" list, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey, a national rating system that provides an up-to-the-minute assessment of a hospital's quality and safety.
Children's Hospital of Orange County Honored with 2007 Aster Award
August 10, 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) was recently honored with the Gold Award in the 2007 Aster Awards competition, an elite competition recognizing the nation's most talented healthcare professionals for excellence in advertising.
CHOC CEO Kim Cripe Interview with Coast Magazine
July 01, 2007
This mother of three sons talks about surviving managed healthcare, the bittersweet life in a children’s hospital, and why recruiting doctors to the land of sunshine isn’t as easy as most think (from
Children's Hospital of Orange County Launches Computerized Physician Order Entry, Joining Elite Group of Hospitals Nationwide
February 01, 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) announces the latest enhancement to the hospital's computerized clinical documentation system - computerized physician order entry (CPOE). This advancement comes less than one year after the Institute of Medicine released a report calling for all prescriptions to be written electronically by 2010 to improve patient safety.
Hoag Hospital Partners with CHOC to Enhance Pediatric Care in Coastal Orange County
January 12, 2007
More than 35 CHOC Docs are Named Physicians of Excellence
January 03, 2007
More than 35 Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2007 issue of Orange Coast magazine.
CHOC CEO Kim Cripe Recognized as one of OC Metro's "Hottest 25 People in Orange County"
October 26, 2006
CHOC Appoints Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
October 03, 2006
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) announces the appointment of Debra Mathias to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO).
Radio Lollipop Makes West Coast Debut at Children's Hospital of Orange County
September 22, 2006
CHOC and CHOC at Mission Voted Best Places to Work and Volunteer in Orange County
September 15, 2006
Children's Hospital of Orange County Featured on New TLC Show
August 03, 2006
CHOC hits national airwaves.
CHOC Patient Safety Initiative featured in Advance for Nurses
June 26, 2006
CHOC Vice President Honored by National Human Resources Association
March 22, 2006
CHOC’s Reading Program Honored with Literacy Award from the Orange County Reading Association
January 23, 2006
CHOC Recipient of the 2006 “Celebrate Literacy” Award
More than 40 CHOC Physicians Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 19, 2006
CHOC Ranked as One of Nation's Top Children's Hospital
January 08, 2003
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has been ranked by CHILD Magazine as one of America's best children's hospitals -- the only hospital in California to make the Top 25 list.