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Coast Iron & Steel Donation Creates Endowment to Support Child Life
Children Our Everything: June 2009
Coast Iron & Steel created a $50,000 endowment to support CHOCs Child Life Department.

Rothschild Family Foundation awards $5,000 to CHOC NICU
Children Our Everything: February 2009


Breast Milk Is Still Best During Flu Season
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2008
If you're thinking about weaning your baby before the end of flu season, think again, advises CHOC nurse practitioner Mary DeNicola, C.L.C. Babies who receive formula have three times the risk of gastroenteritis or ear infections and are twice as likely to get SIDS. They are more likely to have allergies, eczema, diabetes and just about every other childhood disease.

It's Never Too Early to Show Support
Securing the Future: Fall 2007
Although she can?t remember it, 10-year-old Hope Saxon knows the doctors and nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC at Mission helped save her life.

Family Supports CHOC's Cord Blood Bank
Making a Mark: October 2007
In 1994, Dr. Tom Broderick, a former radiologist at CHOC and St. Joseph?s Hospital, and his wife Lisa became pioneers in a very new science by donating and storing their daughter?s cord blood at CHOC. The Broderick?s daughter Julia, who is now 13, was one of the first cord blood donors at CHOC.

New Intensive Care Unit Focuses on Safety, Family-Centered Care
On The Mark: September 2007
This fall, CHOC is opening its brand-new, state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) on the 6th floor.

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.

Getting Involved: It's Never Too Early To Show Support
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2006
Although she can't completely remember it all, 10-year-old Hope Saxon knows the doctors and nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC at Mission helped save her life.

Grateful Mom Supports CHOC
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2005
Every child who comes to CHOC or CHOC at Mission has a compelling story. Tammy Peasley, the mother of Hunter Peasley, shown at left, graciously allowed us to share her son's story out of gratitude for the care he received in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC at Mission.

HOAG/CHOC NICU Partnership
On The Mark: Fall 2005
Children?s Hospital of Orange County and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have joined forces to expand pediatric outpatient services at Hoag and create an expedited system of evaluation and transfer of children and infants with critical illnesses to CHOC.

Hearing Screening Recommended Before Baby Goes Home
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2005
Did your baby have a newborn hearing screening? Only 70 percent of all California hospitals are required to provide newborn hearing screenings.

CHOC Leads The Way In Neonatal Medicine
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2004
Today, critically ill or premature newborns from hospitals throughout Southern California are transferred to the CHOC NICU for the most advanced level of medical care.

NICU Director Expands Regional Focus
Physician Connection: Summer 2004
In 2003, just 10 years after being one of the first CHOC residents, Vijay Dhar, M.D., became medical director of the CHOC NICU. The unit, which recently expanded to 42 beds, is one of only four in Southern California to be classified as a Regional or Tertiary unit by the California Association of Neonatologists. And if the CHOC NICU seems a lot busier these days, that's because it certainly is.

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