|Touching Hearts Guild
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Dear CHOC Guilds,
Whenever I think about our guilds, I am amazed at their level of commitment and outpouring of generosity. For more than 40 years, our guilds have worked diligently raising funds for programs and services at CHOC. Such dedication is a testament not only to the generosity of our community but to our ability as a hospital to serve the children in our care.
In the fall, we?ll be opening our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the 6th floor of our main hospital. The world-class, 30- bed PICU will increase our capacity to care for critically ill children in a family-centered environment that encourages interaction between parents and caregivers.
Additionally, Phase I of the Specialty Clinics renovation on the first floor of the CHOC West building is nearly complete. The new area includes 31 new exam rooms and two outpatient radiology rooms.
Phase II construction, which is currently underway, will remodel the existing clinic modules and support spaces to make way for the new Primary Clinics area.
CHOC also will be adding a new 22-bed Outpatient Infusion and Procedure Unit. This unit will provide a dedicated facility for children receiving chemotherapy, antibiotic and other infusions as well as outpatient procedures such as bone marrow aspirations and sedated hearing tests.
All of these expansions are due in part to the generosity of the community, our donors, and of course, our guilds. I am so very grateful for all that you do. Your tireless work on behalf of the children we serve is outstanding.
Kimberly Chavalas Cripe
President and Chief Executive Officer