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CHOC at Mission Hospital

We know that all parents want the best medical care for their children, that is easily accessible and conveniently located. That’s why we offer a top children’s hospital just for south Orange County families. CHOC at Mission Hospital is a separately licensed 54-bed “hospital within a hospital” on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital. It is the only children’s hospital in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County.

South Orange County’s Only Children’s Hospital

Inside its doors, you’ll find a modern facility with comprehensive services, individualized care and personal attention for patients ranging from newborns to young adults. At CHOC at Mission Hospital, we offer:
  • A full medical staff, with physicians in virtually every pediatric specialty
  • An all-RN nursing staff
  • Hospitalists and neonatologists on site 24 hours a day
  • 24-bed Medical/Surgical Unit for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.
  • 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) providing the highest level of care for critically ill and injured children
  • 22-bed, Level 3 NICU providing critical care for newborns, and neonatal care teams who can be present during high-risk births at Mission Hospital
  • State-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Sleep Center
  • Child life specialists to help minimize anxiety for young patients and their siblings, and to help them understand medical treatments
  • Pediatric emergency services and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room, sleep rooms and shower accommodations for families to stay the night with their child in the hospital
  • Additional shared services with Mission Hospital including rehabilitation services, surgical services, radiology and laboratory

Stories from CHOC at Mission Hospital

A teenager talks to a psychologist - CHOC experts explain what to expect about mental health treatments

CHOC experts offer steps for families following a referral for mental health services and what to expect from mental health treatment.

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CHOC’s chief intelligence and innovation officer wins notable award for his work in innovation, advocacy and service to families.

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John and Cynthia reunion

17-year-old John received heart surgery for coarctation of the aorta at CHOC as a baby. Today, he’s healthy, thriving and thankful.

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Child leans back and breathes while sitting next to a tree in the forest

In a video to share with your school-aged kids, a CHOC expert offers fun and easy ways to help teach how to cope with hard situations.

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Graphic depiction of brain with lighting coming from it to represent neuro research

CHOC to present three abstracts/posters on infantile spasms at the American Epilepsy Society meeting in Orlando, Fla. in December.

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Artificial intelligence in pediatric medicine

A panel of CHOC experts specializing in medical innovation discuss possible future impacts of artificial intelligence on health care.

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