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CHOC Children’s Named One of the Safest Hospitals in the Nation by The Leapfrog Group
December 06, 2013
CHOC earns elite national honor for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Receives Press Ganey 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award for Physician Engagement
December 04, 2013
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner for physician engagement by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Press Ganey Beacon of Excellence Award recognizes leading health care facilities that have achieved and consistently maintained excellence for multiple years.
National Health Foundation Recognizes CHOC Children’s Phlebotomist with Hospital Hero Award
November 19, 2013
CHOC Children's phlebotomist Jaime Serna was named a "Hospital Hero" by the National Health Foundation for his extraordinary dedication to patients.
CHOC Children’s Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission
November 04, 2013
The Joint Commission recognizes CHOC for exemplary performance in improving care for children with asthma.
CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
June 11, 2013
CHOC Children's has been ranked as one of the nation's top pediatric healthcare centers in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
CHOC Children's Clinical Lab Passes State Survey
December 03, 2012
CHOC Children’s is pleased to announce that its state-of-the-art clinical laboratory successfully passed the State of California survey for Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) certification and licensure.
Julia and George Argyros Donate $5 Million To CHOC Children's For Region's First Pediatric Emergency Department
September 10, 2012
Julia and George Argyros donate $5 million to CHOC for its new pediatric emergency department, set to open in March 2013.
Dr. Cindy Kim to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, August 23rd at Noon
August 13, 2012
CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
June 05, 2012
CHOC Children’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Specifically,CHOC ranked in the following specialties: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology.
CHOC Children’s Research Project Awarded $5.5 Million Grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
May 29, 2012
A CHOC Children’s research project, under the direction of Philip H. Schwartz, Ph.D., senior scientist at the CHOC Children’s Research Institute and managing director of the facility’s National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource, has been awarded a $5.5 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The grant will be used to develop a stem cell- based therapy for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS I).
CHOC Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon, Samuel Rosenfeld, M.D., Is First on West Coast to Perform Limb Lengthening with PRECICE™ Remote Control Device
May 02, 2012
Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld is the first on the West Coast to perform limb lengthening with revolutionary new device.
CHOC Children’s Launches Homework Help Center
April 30, 2012
CHOC's online Homework Help Center offers tips for doing homework, studying, taking tests and other school-related topics.
CHOC Children’s Offers New Online Health Information for Parents, Kids and Teens
April 02, 2012
CHOC Children's award-winning website adds comprehensive library of health information, featuring articles, animations and features written for parents, kids and teens.
OCRegister: The Disneyland Resort announced a $5 million gift Monday to Children's Hospital of Orange County for an expansion that will include a Disney-designed lobby.
February 06, 2012
The donation toward a 426,000-square-foot patient tower was announced with Disney music and flourish on top of a CHOC parking garage overlooking the construction site on La Veta Avenue in Orange.
CHOC Children's Gala, "Building Bigger Dreams," Lauds New Patient Care Tower
January 30, 2012
CHOC Children's held its fourth annual CHOC Cherishes Children gala on January 21st at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
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 Dr. Leonard Sender Named Editor-in-Chief of Groundbreaking Journal Focused On Providing Care For Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients
May 13, 2011
Leonard Sender, M.D., Medical Director of CHOC Children's Cancer Institute, Helps Launch Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
March 17, 2011
Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of the CHOC Children's Cancer Institute, is adding the role of Editor-in-Chief of a new journal to his Curriculum Vitae. The Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology will launch in April 2011.
CHOC Receives Largest Gift in Hospital History
February 24, 2011
CHOC has received the largest gift in history - a $30 million estate gift in support of the "Change CHOC, Change the World" campaign.
More than 60 CHOC Children’s Doctors Named “Physicians of Excellence”
January 04, 2011
More than 60 CHOC Children’s physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2011 issue of Orange Coast magazine. The "Physicians of Excellence" program was developed by the Orange County Medical Association, one of the largest medical societies in the United States. The annual program honors the region's outstanding physicians for their dedication to the medical profession and their service to the community.
CHOC Children's Nurse Leader Receives Highest Nursing Honor
October 12, 2010
Jill Fargo, RN, MSN, FNP, NEA-BC, earns the NurseWeek Excellence Award for Management
CHOC Children's Patient to Represent California as Part of a Group of Young Medical Champions
May 14, 2010
CHOC patient named Champion for California
CHOC's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the Nation's First to Receive the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence for Two Consecutive Years
January 27, 2010
CHOC Children's Hospital earns prestigious Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
More than 50 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 04, 2010
The Orange County Medical Association names more than 50 CHOC doctors "Physicians of Excellence."
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.
CHOC Surgeon Named 2009 Person of Honor
October 28, 2009
Dr. John German, CHOC surgeon, is named "Person of Honor" by the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.
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 Receives $3 Million NIH Award To Use Stem Cells To Sudy The Impact Of Autism On The Living Brain
August 11, 2009
CHOC Children's announced today that its Research Institute has received a five-year, $3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grant to generate, investigate, and store neural stem cells derived from skin cells (fibroblasts) donated by children with autism. The research program is designed to provide an important new tool for studying the impact of autism on the developing brain -- in a completely harmless and non-invasive way -- while assembling the first repository of neural cells from living patients as a resource for the entire autism research community
CHOC Pediatric Psychologist Mery Taylor Awarded National Minority Fellowship
July 08, 2009
CHOC Children's is proud to recognize pediatric psychologist Mery Taylor. Taylor was recently invited to participate in the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program, an honor bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the mental health needs of ethnic minorities.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Wing Opens at CHOC Children's Hospital
June 08, 2009
The wish of a teen cancer patient and the promise by his physician are being realized with the opening of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Wing at CHOC Children's Hospital
CHOC Children's Urges Families to Practice Water Safety this Summer Season
May 21, 2009
CHOC Children's encourages everyone to practice water safety this summer season. Drowning takes the lives of nearly 1,000 children ages 14 and under each year, ranking it as the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death to children in this age group.
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.
Family Autism Network Provides One-Stop Resource for Orange County Families Impacted by Autism
April 24, 2009
The Family Autism Network, a collaboration of two CHOC Children's and UC Irvine neurodevelopmental programs and the Grandparent Autism Network, announced its opening on April 22, 2009.
CHOC Children's Nurses Honored by Association of California Nurse Leaders
February 17, 2009
Two of CHOC Children's nurses have been recognized by the Association of California Nurse Leaders.
CHOC Children's Joins Excell Pivotal Study For Leukemia And Lymphoma Patients As Only Pediatric Site On West Coast
February 11, 2009
CHOC Children's is the only pediatric site for the ExCell study on the West Coast. The pivotal registration study is testing the safety and efficacy of StemEx, a potential alternative transplantation option for adolescents and adults with leukemia, lymphoma and other high-risk hematological malignancies, who are unable to find an adequately matched, bone marrow donor.
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 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 Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Center, including the Disneyland Resort Main Lobby
June 10, 2008
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently honored the Disneyland Resort and the hospital’s family of supporters for their role in generously funding construction of the CHOC Ambulatory Care Center, which houses primary and specialty care clinics on the hospital's Orange campus.
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 at Mission Clinical Documentation Team Honored as a National "Best Nursing Team" by ADVANCE for Nurses Magazine
April 14, 2008
CHOC at Mission was honored today by ADVANCE for Nurses magazine, a biweekly magazine serving 1.7 million healthcare professionals, for having one of the nation’s five "best nursing teams" for 2008
CHOC's Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer is Recognized with Excellence in Leadership Award
February 08, 2008
CHOC Nursing Leader, Dana Bledsoe, is honored for professional development and clinical excellence.
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 Expands Breathmobile® Program - Improving Access to Specialized Asthma Care to Under Insured Children
June 01, 2007
CHOC is Selected as a Member of the United Resource Networks Neonatal Centers of Excellence network
March 26, 2007
Stonefire Grill Serves up Day of Fun for CHOC Patients and Issues Great American Pizza Challenge
March 21, 2007
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
Children's Hospital of Orange County Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
December 04, 2006
Children's Hospital of Orange County named to Leapfrog's Top Hospitals 2006 List
October 20, 2006
Radio Lollipop Makes West Coast Debut at Children's Hospital of Orange County
September 22, 2006
Ahoy! Young pirates to sail high seas with Minnie Mouse in a “Minnie” version of the CHOC/Disneyland Resort “Walk in the Park”
September 20, 2006
Young Patients Get Prescription to "Clown Around" with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus
July 26, 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