CHOC in the News:
CHOC Improves Outcomes With Breast Milk Processing Initiative
April 03, 2014
Nurses at CHOC Children's teamed up with colleagues to develop a new process for collecting, storing and administering milk pumped by new moms for their babies’ nutrition.
When Kids Won't Eat
April 01, 2014
The kids who enter the CHOC program, usually age 2 to 6, have issues that go far beyond just being a picky eater.
Pollution makes a comeback with warm, dry winter
January 24, 2014
The unusually dry and warm weather that has made us the envy of the frigid East has a toxic downside
New Innovation in the AYA Cancer Movement: The Future Is Here
January 15, 2014
SAYAO held their first annual conference at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), in partnership with the Hyundai Cancer Institute at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).
Advances in the Young Adult Cancer Movement: Why Sayao Is a Big Deal
December 16, 2013
SAYAO was envisioned and developed under the leadership of Dr. Leonard Sender, a pediatric and adult Hematologist/Oncologist.
The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement: A Chat With Dr. Leonard Sender
December 03, 2013
Dr. Sender is regarded as one of the leading advocacy pioneers of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology movement
Hospital Promotes Kangaroo Care For All Infants
November 15, 2013
CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Mission Hospital have partnered with March of Dimes to celebrate skin-to-skin care this week, holding a “kangaroo-a-thon” meant to promote the practice by parents.
Teen's Rapid Heart Beat Cured Without Radiation
September 20, 2013
Dr. Anjan Batra is curing patients of irregular heartbeats by using an electrophysiology outpatient procedure.
Two lifetimes later, preemies surprise nurse
September 04, 2013
On a recent Tuesday, Charlene Keene was pulled from rounds she’s made in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Orange County since 1979.
Whittier Girl Begins New School Year With a Healthy Heart
August 14, 2013
After spending a lot of last school year in the nurse’s office or worrying about when her heartbeat would dangerously speed up, Jaden Rascon started her first day of the 2013-14 school year.
For Dad and Son, Giving Blood is Family Time
August 01, 2013
For this pair, donating at CHOC is also father-son time.
Little Leaguer’s Heart Back In the Game
April 10, 2013
Surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Orange County replaced a deterio rating valve in Alex’s heart.
Home Of The Brave
April 03, 2013
OC Children with special needs benefit as the Children’s Hospital of Orange County expands
Celebs Visit CHOC for Radio Broadcast
March 25, 2013
Ryan Seacrest and a host of young celebrities inaugurated a new multi-media studio Friday at Children's Hospital of Orange County.
CHOC Gets Tribute From Register Subscribers
February 25, 2013
Efforts to normalize hospital experience is recognized by $130,000 in Golden Envelope assignments.
My Touching Tour of the New CHOC Children's Hospital Tower.
February 20, 2013
The Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC Children’s Hospital is designed to be one of the most advanced and safest children’s hospitals in the world
Tower Tours Start at CHOC Children’s
January 31, 2013
A ceremony dedicating the $558 million, state-of-the-art patient-care facility kicks off Saturday.
New CHOC Tower Made Just For Kids
January 29, 2013
A new $560 million expansion has tripled the size of CHOC with construction of a seven-story tower.
Pool Man Gives $27 Million to CHOC
January 21, 2013
CHOC announces largest gift ever -- $27 million -- from a living donor.
Brain Surgeon Unknowingly Plays Matchmaker
January 21, 2013
Two sophomores from Foothill High school, who both underwent brain surgery recently with the same doctor, went to the winter formal together.
Young teens increasingly looking to bulk up, study finds
December 10, 2012
Dr. Koutures says kids should choose food ahead of supplements as their primary source of protein.
CHOC Children's Hospital Women Honored
November 28, 2012
Two leading women at CHOC Children’s Hospital recently were named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” list for 2012.
A Mountain, a Voice and a Girl in Need
November 27, 2012
FIRST OF TWO PARTS - This is a story about Juliana, a girl in Tanzania whose legs are so gnarled, she walks on her knees.
Travelers' Efforts Let Girl Stand Tall
November 27, 2012
SECOND OF TWO PARTS - Today, Paddock and an unusual British woman move to help a girl with bad legs, Juliana.
The Costs of Childhood Obesity
October 22, 2012
Individuals, families, communities and our country will face health- and weight-related issues lasting far into the future if we don’t address this problem now.
Disney parks host CHOC Walk
October 15, 2012
Thousands poured through Disney California Adventure and continued through Disneyland in support of the 22nd annual Children's Hospital of Orange County Walk.
CHOC Night at Angel Stadium
September 24, 2012
The Angels and CHOC Children’s partnership in the spotlight.
Argyros Family Foundation donates $5 million for OC's first pediatric emergency department at CHOC
September 18, 2012
The Argyros family presented a $5 million check to CHOC for the first and only Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) in Orange County.
Argyros family donates $5M to CHOC
September 10, 2012
The contribution will help establish the region’s first pediatric emergency department.
Boy's close call with cancer spurs 'Day of Giving'
September 06, 2012
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County did emergency surgery to relieve pressure on Chase's spinal cord.
Back to school: Lessons for a healthy lunch
August 22, 2012
Moms and other experts offer ways to encourage kids to embrace healthy eating.
CHOC Children’s adopts new genome sequencing service
August 15, 2012
The service is part of a study to improve pediatric cancer treatment.
CEO Kimberly Chavalas Cripe: Pediatric Care Advocate for Children's Hospital of Orange County
August 09, 2012
Kimberly Chavalas Cripe serves as president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif., one of the top pediatric healthcare systems in the United States.
Newport Coast Teen Raises Money for Diabetes Research
July 09, 2012
Devon Cohen, 13, who has Type 1 diabetes, keeps busy helping people young and old affected by the disease.
It was a perfect fit
June 14, 2012
The CHOC Glass Slipper Guild’s 18th Annual Gala, held on May 5, encouraged and celebrated the community’s passion for the hospital
Meet Kim Cripe - OC Executive of the Month
June 12, 2012
As the CEO of Children’s Hospital Orange County, Kim leads one of OC’s most crucially important organizations with a plan that focuses just as heavily on the compassion for its little patients and their families as it does on traditional aspects such as teamwork and business savvy. While this strategy reflects Kim’s terrific success as a leader, it also allows plenty of room for her to be a student, as the courage and resilience that she encounters from CHOC’s children on a daily basis serves as a vital inspiration for her continued professional growth.
Children's Hospital of O.C. receives $100,000 donation
May 08, 2012
Children's Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, the hospital announced.
'Miraculous' Find May Solve Murrieta Boy's Ailment
May 08, 2012
The umbilical cord blood donated by the mother of 9-year-old Ricky Martinez at birth was located through a national database search. Doctors will insert it in hopes of restoring his immune system from severe aplastic anemia.
Olympians, Joy Jars give CHOC kids hope, fun
May 02, 2012
Trevor was one of at least 60 children on the oncology and hematology ward at Children's Hospital of Orange County on Tuesday who got Joy Jars from Sandeno and her former teammate, Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak.
CHOC Children’s celebrates Día del Niño
April 30, 2012
Hundreds of patients were treated to music, magic and merriment on Monday morning, as part of a three-hour Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration held on the CHOC Children’s campus.
Ducks Show Some Fashion Sense
March 19, 2012
Annual event thrown by the wives and girlfriends of the Ducks to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County – better known as CHOC.
CHOC Children's Prepares for 15th CHOC Follies
March 07, 2012
CHOC Children's is gearing up for its return to the limelight later this month, when dozens of Orange County's business and community leaders will take to the stage to sing and dance in the hospital's annual fundraiser.
Rancho Couple Seeks Answers to Rare Disease
February 28, 2012
Boice said research indicates there are more than 350 million people battling rare diseases worldwide - 75 percent are children.
Power Up Promotes Healthy Lifestyles in O.C.
February 28, 2012
Guest speaker Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann, a pediatrician from CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, launched the week by presenting the new government "Healthy Plate" concept.
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.
Crown Ace Hardware raises $20k for CHOC Hospitals
November 16, 2011
Each time a customer came through her checkout line at Crown Ace Hardware in the Heritage Hill shopping plaza, she's ask if they'd like to donate toward a campaign to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network that would benefit CHOC Children's in Orange and at Mission Hospital.
Dr. David Buchbinder featured in KABC news (VIDEO)
August 02, 2011
Dr. David Buchbinder featured in KABC news story regarding bone marrow need for baby’s rare autoimmune disease