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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 Beacon of Excellence AwardSM for Physician Engagement
December 04, 2013
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital has been named a 2013 Beacon 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.
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.
Dr. Richard Gates Appointed Surgeon-in-Chief for CHOC Children’s
October 15, 2012
CHOC Children’s announces the appointment of Richard Gates, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S., to the position of surgeon-in-chief. Given the opening of Orange County’s first dedicated pediatric inpatient surgical facility, the Robert L. Tidwell Surgical Center, in CHOC’s new patient care tower in Spring 2013, Dr. Gates will play a critical part in helping CHOC lead the nation in innovation, quality and patient safety
West Coast University Donates More than $2.2 Million to CHOC Children’s
September 26, 2012
CHOC Children’s receives more than $2.2 million from West Coast University. Generous donation will help establish a Center of Nursing Excellence at CHOC.
CHOC Children’s Pediatrician Mark Colon, M.D., Honored with 2012 Circle of Care Award
August 27, 2012
CHOC Children’s pediatrician Mark Colon, M.D., was named a 2012 Circle of Care Award winner by CalOptima. The award recognizes health care professionals, medical groups and providers who have gone above and beyond to serve Orange County’s most vulnerable residents.
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).
International Experts Recognize CHOC Children’s Hospital for Improving Medication Safety
April 11, 2012
CHOC Children’s Hospital reduced potential serious drug events by 40 percent through its IV infusion pump improvement work, and was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the 2012 RACE for Results award program.
CHOC Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Earns National Recognition as Level 4 Center
April 09, 2012
The CHOC Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program recently achieved recognition by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center.
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association.
CHOC Children's Pediatrician-in-Chief Appointed to Emergency Medical Care Committee
December 20, 2011
CHOC Children's Pediatrician-in-Chief Nick Anas, M.D., was recently appointed to serve on the Emergency Medical Care Committee for Orange County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The committee advises the Orange County Board of Supervisors and EMS on all matters related to emergency medical care in the county. Dr. Anas was appointed by Supervisor Bill Campbell for a two-year term.
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'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 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.
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 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 Receives Federal Award to Derive Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Cells
June 17, 2008
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) just received a one-of-a-kind funding award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award establishes CHOC as having the first federally-funded training grant to receive additional federal funding to incorporate new embryonic stem cell derivation technology as part of its training curriculum. This curriculum is a critical adjunct to the NIH's recent stem cell initiative that will fund new research grants that propose to use this new technology.
CHOC Docs Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2008
Congratulations to the CHOC physicians featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January issue of Orange Coast Magazine. The annual program, developed by the magazine and the Orange County Medical Association, honors the region's outstanding physicians for their dedication to the profession and for their service to the community.
CHOC Physician Dr. Stanley Galant named a 2007 Hospital Hero by the Hospital Association of Southern California
November 12, 2007
Dr. Galant has been the driving force behind bringing the first Breathmobile® to Orange County. Since he achieved that vision, more than 6,000 children have been seen and more than 2,000 have been treated for asthma.
CHOC Receives Another Top Score in Quality and Safety Practices From The Leapfrog Group
July 25, 2007
CHOC is Selected as a Member of the United Resource Networks Neonatal Centers of Excellence network
March 26, 2007
CHOC Scientist Investigates Stem Cell Biology in Degenerative Diseases
March 14, 2007
A researcher from Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Phillip Schwartz, Ph.D., is among an international collaborative group of scientists who have shown, for the first time, that human neural stem cells, of either adult or embryonic origin, can treat degenerative diseases safely and effectively, and do so by invoking multiple mechanisms.
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 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).