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Remarkable Things
Remarkable Things is an annual publication of the CHOC Foundation that is given to first-time donors. It provides a general overview of CHOC, features fun facts and CHOC firsts, and highlights patients, programs and services.

Remarkable "Firsts"

CHOC has earned a place in Orange County medical history. Below are just a few of the remarkable medical “firsts” that have taken place here:

  • Orange County’s first bone marrow transplant
  • The first children’s hospital in California to offer robotic surgery for children
  • The first Orange County hospital to provide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a heart-lung bypass procedure used on newborns suffering from potentially fatal respiratory problems
  • The first and only facility in the nation to use high-frequency ventilation while transporting critically ill children
  • The first and only Orange County hospital to perform pediatric open heart surgery
  • Orange County’s first and only dedicated pediatric hematology/oncology unit

Fast Facts

  • CHOC treats more than 80% of the children in Orange County who have cancer
  • CHOC performs over 400 surgical, interventional and diagnostic heart procedures annually
  • CHOC treats 95% of the kids in Orange County who have diabetes
  • CHOC’s inpatient volume has doubled since 1998
  • The number of babies treated in the CHOC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has grown 95% since 1998

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KIDS HEALTH MAGAZINE
ANNUAL REPORT
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