|CHOC Children's Annual Report
Everyone in Orange County is somehow connected to CHOC Children’s. If it’s not your own children that have been treated by our team of pediatric experts, chances are you know a few that have. Among friends, neighbors, coworkers, even people we encounter in our daily travels—CHOC is a common bond we all share. In this report, you will learn about some of our finest moments.
CHOC 2008 Annual Report
This has been a year of tremendous progress at CHOC. In response to the rapidly increasing needs of our pediatric population with the most complex diagnoses, we opened the doors to our new state-ofthe-art, family-centered Pediatric Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care units. Last spring, we opened a new 6,000-square-foot Outpatient Infusion Center—providing a dedicated center for pediatric patients to receive infusions and procedures without having to be admitted to the hospital.
In addition, we just completed the renovation and expansion of our Ambulatory Care Center, which houses our large Primary and Specialty Care Clinics on our Orange campus. This has been a critical project to help meet the demand for these important services.
Last year alone, our primary and specialty care systemwide reached over 145,000 visits. Although years of planning and construction have resulted in enhanced patient care areas, allowing our cli...
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