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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

CHOC patient Isa poses with 11th birthday decorations

11-year-old Isa had to relearn everything after treatment for FIRES, a rare epilepsy disorder. With help from CHOC rehab, he’s thriving.

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Woman smiles while drinking coffee - self-care strategies for parents and caregivers

A CHOC mental health expert demonstrates five coping tips for parents and caregivers through video, and discusses the importance of self-care.

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Child and dog look out the window - how to help your child grieve the loss of their pet. Advice from CHOC

A CHOC mental health expert helps parents guide their kids and teens through the loss of a family pet, and offers tips for dealing with grief.

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Blood vials - pediatric sepsis research study

CHOC participates in exciting study of sepsis, aimed to design personalized treatment and therapies to address patients’ immune profiles.

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CHOC Wellness on Wheels breathmobile

CHOC’s Wellness on Wheels program conducts study, provides community-based asthma care and plans to expand to other services.

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Image of blue lights depicting artificial intelligence - New study shows promise of AI in helping to diagnose and treat rare autoimmune disorder

CHOC Research studies the use of artificial intelligence tools in detecting juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), a rare autoimmune disorder.

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