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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

Data and AI - CHOC joins FDA-led project for mental health expertise on AI's use in data extraction

CHOC is part of an FDA-lead study that will use AI to fill gaps in knowledge in studies of the uses and effects of medications.

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Little girl lays on mom's shoulder while crying

A CHOC mental health expert offers symptoms and tips for help kids with separation anxiety, and lets them know when they should seek help.

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Karley, cancer patient at CHOC, received the support she needed from CHOC's rehab team

With help from CHOC rehabilitation services, Karley has made strides in her development even during intense cancer treatment.

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Young child smiles while brushing her teeth, look right into the camera, wearing yellow

A CHOC mental health experts offers tips to parents to help their kids stay focused, stay on task and improve executive functioning.

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Dr. Shaul with a patient in the hospital

A former CHOC patient born with imperforate anus offers support to families as the Colorectal and Urogenital Program grows.

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Graphic depiction of Tcells

CHOC researchers seek to study the role of Tregs in whether pediatric leukemia patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy experience a relapse.

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