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Our award-winning Kid's Health Magazine is designed to provide healthful information for your growing child. Please Note: Kid's Health Magazine is no longer being printed. Please visit our blog at http://www.choc.org/blog for the latest articles about your child's health from the experts at CHOC Children's. You can also receive our electronic Kid's Health newsletter in your inbox by subscribing to our mailing list: http://www.choc.org/subscribe

CHOC Honored as a Top Hospital for Children

Patients, families and the community know Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is the region's leader in pediatric care. CHOC continues to make a mark by garnering two prestigious honors for hospital quality and patient safety.

CHOC was one of only five children's hospitals in California to receive the "Excellence in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Award" from the state's leading health plans. The first-ever award was based on results of the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey, the only national rating system that provides a full assessment of a hospital's quality and safety. The second, a spot on the "Top Hospitals 2006 List," is based on results from the same survey administered by The Leapfrog Group. CHOC is one of only nine children's hospitals in the nation to be named to the prestigious list, based on data collected in four key categories: computerized provider order entry (CPOE); physician staffing in the intensive care units; evidence-based hospital referral; and the Leapfrog Safe Practice Score, an indicator of how well hospitals are progressing on 27 National Quality Forum Safe Practices.

Of the above-mentioned categories, CHOC clinical experts are especially transforming patient care through computerized provider order entry (CPOE). CPOE allows physicians and nurse practitioners to enter patient prescriptions and other orders directly into computers linked to error prevention software rather than by hand, reducing the risk of transcription errors and other mistakes. With the implementation of CPOE, CHOC joins an elite group of hospitals - less than five percent, which have clinicians entering patient orders into a computerized medical record. This new system is truly revolutionizing the way CHOC delivers medical care to patients.

CHOC has made tremendous investments to elevate the efficiency, quality and safety of the hospital's programs and services. The hospital's commitment to excellence will continue to leave an indelible mark on the lives of the children and families in Orange County.

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