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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

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Students involved in CHOC’s Research Institute were on winning teams with projects utilizing AI to improve patient outcomes.

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Eliza and Norma during an inpatient stay at CHOC Hospital in Orange

Norma, a proud CHOC mom, discusses how she supported daughter through an eight-year cancer journey with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and gives tips to other parents.

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Up-close image of a growth plate of a bone under a microscope - CHOC

The most common type of dwarfism, achondroplasia can now be treated with Voxzogo starting at birth, maximizing children’s growth potential.

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CHOC heart patient Olivia smiles with mouth open following life-saving heart transplant

Born with a rare congenital heart defect, Olivia’s family and care team remained strong during her long medical journey. Today, she’s a vibrant almost-7-year-old.

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Dr. Arnaldo checks patient's ears - 5 questions to ask your child's pediatrician

A CHOC pediatrician gives parents five ideas of questions to ask about their child’s development and health at their next check-up.

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CHOC's innovative gene therapy infusion treatment for hemophilia

The center becomes the first in the country to administer a commercial gene therapy infusion to treat Hemophilia A, the common disorder affecting males.

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