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CHOC’s New Tower is Built on Patient Comfort and Safety
When CHOC Children’s new seven-story tower opens in spring 2013, it will usher the hospital into a new age of healthcare. The new facility will help make Orange County one of the safest and healthiest places for children in the nation. Pediatric Emergency Care Underway
“Reducing the risk for human error has the potential to save more lives and improve patient outcomes far more than a new antibiotic or surgical procedure,” says James Cappon, M.D., medical director of quality and patient safety at CHOC Children’s. Incorporating the latest safety features right into the design of the tower will help ensure CHOC reaches this goal.
“Patient comfort and safety are the driving force behind the tower’s design,” says Waldo Romero, vice president of facilities, design and construction at CHOC. Safety features integrated into the tower include:
Among the new services, the new tower will also feature a dedicated pediatric emergency department. Construction is underway for this key service, and it is expected for completion in Fall 2012. When completed, the emergency room will include approximately 22,000 square feet, over 30 treatment rooms, and a four-bay ambulance dock and entry.
Above all, the new tower will create a serene, healing environment for patients and their families. “Throughout the design process, our focus has been on providing family-centered care,” says Romero.
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The new tower will offer the following services and features:
When CHOC Children’s new seven-story tower opens in spring 2013, it will usher the hospital into a new age of healthcare. The new facility will help make Orange County one of the safest and healthiest places for children in the nation.
Pediatric Emergency Care Underway