OUR INSTITUTES: CANCER | HEART | NEUROSCIENCE | ORTHOPAEDICS
 
 

CHOC Children's Publications
Share |
Printer Friendly

Visit our Blog for the most recent articles from the experts at CHOC Children's



ARTICLES ABOUT CHOC

Construction of CHOC South Tower Close to Completion
Physician Connection: Summer 2012
Construction of CHOC Children’s seven-story patient care tower, set to open in Spring 2013, is proceeding on schedule with more than 90 percent completion.

Becoming One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
Physician Connection: Winter 2012
Construction of the new seven-story, CHOC Children’s patient care tower is proceeding within budget and on schedule, with 87 percent completion.

Demand Spikes for Newport Beach Specialty Services
Physician Connection: Winter 2012
The CHOC Children’s Specialty Center at Hoag Health Center—Newport Beach saw 3,759 patient visits during fiscal year 2011 compared to 1,771 in 2010. Developed to support local pediatricians and improve access to subspecialty pediatric care for Orange County families, the center provides consultation and treatment for allergy, cardiology, genetics, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, nephrology and pulmonary medicine.

There’s no such Thing as an ordinary day at CHOC Children’s
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
Home. There’s no place quite like it. For many of our patients and their families, CHOC Children’s is a home away from home.

A Message from Kimberly C. Cripe
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
It’s happening. I am both pleased and proud to report that CHOC Children’s continues to gain national recognition as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country.

One of The Safest Hospitals in the Nation
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
The new CHOC Children’s patient care tower represents a major investment in quality and patient safety, as well as our ability to deliver the most advanced healthcare to all the children we serve.

Sweet Victory
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
David and Andrea Saenz never expected what happened after their infant daughter’s umbilical cord was cut.

Calming the Epileptic Storm
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
The activity in a child’s brain during a seizure is often likened to an electrical storm.

Nicu Babies Speak Up
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
At the CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), staff posts special cards at each bedside. Describing exactly what parents need to know about holding and interacting with their baby.

A Tiny Scar Makes a Big Difference
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
Advancements in medical technology have resulted in a new laparoscopic technique that allows surgeons to perform some procedures through a single, small incision.

From Fear to Fun
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
It’s been more than 10 years, but Shanna Roenicke still clearly remembers the day she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. She was taken into a hospital room with about 10 doctors and nurses. The experience was overwhelming.

Looking for Cancer’s
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is one of the few places in the country conducting genomic research into pediatric malignancies.

Change CHOC, Change the World
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
CHOC is inviting the community to help us make Orange County the safest and healthiest place for children. Through the “Change CHOC, Change the World” campaign, we are raising $125 million in philanthropic funds for the creation of the new CHOC Children’s tower and the advanced services it will house.

$30 Million Gift Helps Change CHOC
Physician Connection: Summer 2011
His original intention was to donate a computer to CHOC Children’s. But after touring our hospital and meeting some of our patients, Robert L. Tidwell did more than that.

CHOC’s New Tower Is a Beacon for Children’s Health and Safety
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
When CHOC Children’s new, seven-story tower opens its doors in spring 2013, Orange County’s landscape will be forever changed. The new tower is a symbol of the hospital’s dedication to improving the lives of kids across Orange County—and beyond.

CHOC’s New Tower Represents Bright Future for Pediatric Care in OC
Physician Connection: Fall 2010
The new CHOC Children’s tower continues to make remarkable progress, and is tracking on schedule and on budget. When it opens in Spring 2013, the seven-story building will be a visible symbol of CHOC’s commitment to become a world-class pediatrics center.

CHOC PSF Pledges $1 Million to Campaign
Physician Connection: Summer 2010
When future CHOC patients and their families enjoy the outdoor play area on the second floor of the new CHOC tower, they will have the CHOC Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty (PSF) to thank.

Health Reform Bill Makes Positive Steps for Children; Fall Short in Some Areas
Physician Connection: Summer 2010
CHOC will continue to work with the National Association of Children’s Hospitals to urge Congressional action in these critical areas.

There’s no such Thing as an ordinary day at CHOC Children’s.
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2010
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), as of September 28 more than 4,000 cases of whooping cough were reported—the most cases reported in 55 years. This bacterial infection can strike at any age; it generally is most severe among infants.

CHOC Children’s Launches Campaign to Fulfill Destiny of the Hospital
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
While many Orange County families may not see the national awards for excellence that CHOC Children’s consistently earns, they experience firsthand the world-class care it provides. But in order to sustain its performance as a premier children’s hospital, in keeping with advances in medicine and the region’s growing needs, CHOC is taking bold action for transformative change.

Leading Citizen- Advocates Stand Behind CHOC Children’s Vision
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
In 1964 an influential group of Orange County’s citizens came together to create Children’s Hospital Orange County. “Now, we are continuing in this tradition to help CHOC evolve and become better,” says Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Honorary Chair of the Change CHOC, Change the World campaign.

CHOC Children’s CEO Answers the Call in Documentary Short Film
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
Mother love—the love of a mother for her child— is the most ferocious love on the planet. What mother would not confront any obstacle to nurture and protect the life of her child? It’s nature’s way of ensuring the survival of our species. But who plays the role of the über mother in Orange County—the mother who makes sure all mothers and families have a place to turn to for the well-being of their children?

A Towering New Future for Children’s Health Care in Orange County
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
Freestanding children’s hospitals are relatively rare in the United States: There are less than 50 of them nationwide. What makes them unique is their ability to apply emerging science, early clinical advances, and the passion of their workers to the immediate care of children— and solely dedicated to children. Without them, primary care doctors would not have places to refer patients that require intensive or specialized treatment.

Hoag Says CHOC Is “The Place” for Children in Orange County
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
Children’s hospitals operate on a different principle than community or “adult” hospitals for one main reason: Children are not small adults. They are distinct enough, physically, to require doctors and nurses to have specialized medical knowledge, training, and equipment to treat them.

Hoag Says CHOC Is “The Place” for Children in Orange County
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
After years of working through complex details, CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine, including its school of medicine, have completed an historic affiliation agreement that integrates their comprehensive pediatric clinical services, innovative research, and teaching programs. The collaboration between CHOC and UC Irvine, one of our nation’s most prolific academic and researchpowerhouse universities, brings new hope to families with chronically ill children.

Donors Step Up to Support the Evolution of CHOC Children’s
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Spring 2010
For the Change CHOC, Change the World campaign to be a success, the hospital needs a coalition of business and citizen leaders to endorse the message and then actively telegraph its virtues to others to spur investment in CHOC’s future. And this is exactly what many of CHOC’s prominent donors have done in their efforts to help it evolve into a world-class children’s hospital.

A Message from the President and CEO
Children Our Everything: June 2009
I am excited to announce that for the second year in a row, CHOC Childrens has been recognized with the CAPE (California Awards for Performance Excellence) Award from the California Council for Excellence. This year, we received the Silver Level award.

A Message from the President and CEO
Children Our Everything: February 2009
At CHOC Children's, caring is at the heart of everything we do. But there's more to providing world-class care.

A Message from Kim Cripe
Making a Mark: October 2008
In these changing and uncertain times, one thing remains constant at Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC): our mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and wellbeing of children. Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do.

On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your gift
Remarkable Things: 2008
For more than 40 years, Orange County parents have counted on Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Remarkable "Firsts"
Remarkable Things: 2008
CHOC has earned a place in Orange County medical history.

A Message from Phyllis Nelson
On The Mark: September 2007
I am thrilled to deliver the message for this issue of On the Mark, as it coincides with the opening this fall of CHOC?s new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), located on the 6th floor.

CHOC Proceeds With New Patient Tower
Physician Connection: Summer 2007
Yes, it's official. CHOC has entered the latest phase of a facility-wide renovation and expansion program to meet the growing demands of the Orange County pediatric population.

Building For The Future
Physician Connection: Summer 2007
The next decade promises to be an extraordinary time in our hospital's history.

Message from the Vice President
Securing the Future: Spring 2007
If You've been by the main CHOC campus in Orange lately, you may have noticed that there?s a lot of construction going on. That?s because we?re growing?and preparing to meet the needs of an ever-expanding pediatric population.

CHOC/HOAG NICU Partnership
Securing the Future: Spring 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have joined forces to create an expedited system of evaluation and transfer of children and infants with critical illnesses from Hoag to CHOC.

A Collaborative Approach to Excellence
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
As a former senior vice president and chief operating officer for Denver Children's Hospital, Debra Mathias knows quality when she sees it. And when her consulting work brought her to CHOC, Debra liked what she saw.

CHOC Joins Children's Miracle Network
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
CHOC is proud to announce it has become a member of Children's Miracle Network, an alliance of premier hospitals for children.

HOAG Affiliation Enhances Pediatric Care in Coastal Orange County
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
CHOC and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have joined forces to enhance and expand pediatric care and services in the coastal Orange County area.

CHOC Health Alliance is Now a Pediatric-Only Physician-Hospital Consortium (PHC)
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
Effective January 1, 2007, CHOC Health Alliance (CHA) is the first pediatric-only PHC in the CalOptima network.

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Selects CHOC As "Major Affiliate"
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
CHOC is one of 15 institutions recently selected as a "major affiliate" of the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Network.

CHOC Honored as a Top Hospital for Children
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2007
Patients, families and the community know Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is the region's leader in pediatric care.

CHOC Joins Children's Miracle Network
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2007
Children's Hospital of Orange County is proud to announce it has become a member of Children's Miracle Network, an alliance of premier hospitals for children.

New Board Chairman Shares Enthusiasm, Vision for CHOC
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2007
Taking a tour of Children's Hospital of Orange County and meeting Kim Cripe, President and CEO of CHOC, was all it took to convince Jay Kear that he should join the CHOC Foundation for Children Board of Directors.

CHOC Aiming For National Prestige
Physician Connection: Fall 2006
In May, CHOC was one of only five California children's hospitals to receive the "Excellence in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Award" presented by Aetna, Blue Shield of California, CIGNA HealthCare of California and United Healthcare.

Message from Kim Cripe, CEO
Making a Mark: October 2006


Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence
Physician Connection: Fall 2004
For 40 years, CHOC has raised the standard of pediatric care for Orange County's children, and in many cases set new ones.

CHOC Turns The Big 4-0
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2004
CHOC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

A Message from Administration
Physician Connection: Summer 2004
This past January and February, CHOC reached overwhelming census numbers, with capacity issues comparable to nothing we had ever experienced.

CHOC AND CHOC at Mission Physicians Honored at Annual Doctor's Day Celebration
Physician Connection: Summer 2004
CHOC's annual Doctors' Day event was held March 30 at the Turnip Rose Grand Newport Plaza in Costa Mesa, featuring a residency reunion for all physicians who have completed the CHOC Pediatric Residency Program since its inception.

ABOUT CHOC
VIRTUAL TOUR
PRESSROOM
CHOC CHILDREN'S AT MISSION HOSPITAL
HONORS & AWARDS
CONTACT US
LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
SUBSCRIBE
UC IRVINE AFFILIATION
POLICIES & LEGAL
CONTRACTOR & VENDOR INFORMATION
SOCIAL MEDIA
ANNUAL REPORT
RELATED LINKS:
ARTICLES
STORIES
NEWS
VIDEO
spacer

Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Instagram  Foursquare  LinkedIn  YouTube  RSS  CHOC Blog

US News     CAPE Award   Magnet      Beacon Award      Most Trusted Brand     Leapfrog

chocChildren's Hospital of Orange County | UCI University of California, Irvine

Children's Hospital of Orange County is affiliated with UC Irvine Healthcare and UC Irvine School of Medicine

CHOC Children's - 1201 W La Veta Ave, Orange, CA. Phone: 714-997-3000. .