Children's Hospital of Orange County

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Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Children's Hospital of Orange County logo.svg
Children's Hospital of Orange County at night.png
The front of the CHOC at night.
Geography
LocationOrange, Orange County, California, United States
Organization
Affiliated universityUniversity of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentLevel II Pediatric Trauma Center
Beds316
History
Opened1964
Links
Websitehttp://www.choc.org/
ListsHospitals in California

Children's Hospital of Orange County, also known by its acronym CHOC or Children's Hospital OC and branded as CHOC Children's, is a pediatric acute care hospital located in Orange, California. The hospital has 316 beds[1] and is affiliated with the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.[2] The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to pediatric patients aged 0–21[3][4] throughout Orange County and the Southern California area. Children's Hospital of Orange County also features a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center,[5] the only of such in Orange County.

The regional pediatric healthcare network includes a 316-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo.[6] CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, over 100 additional programs and services, and a pediatric residency program.

History[edit]

CHOC officially traces its founding to local entrepreneurs Walt Disney and Walter Knott, the founders of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, respectively.[7]

In 2013, CHOC opened the new $563 million Bill Holmes Tower,[8][9] adding seven-stories and 425,524 square feet.[10] The addition also included a new and advanced pediatric emergency department, operating rooms and related services, laboratory, pathology, imaging and radiology services.[11] The tower also features additional private rooms and enhanced family amenities.[12][13] The new surgery center in the addition was funded from a $30 million donation by the estate of Robert L. Tidwell and bears his name.[14]

In 2013 as a part of the new tower, CHOC opened the first pediatric only emergency department in Orange County with the opening of the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department on March 26, 2013.[15] The new addition was funded by a five million dollar donation by Julia and George Argyros. The 22,000 square foot emergency department also features an ACS verified level II pediatric trauma center[5] including 14 rapid evaluation and discharge exam rooms and three triage suites and features 31 treatment rooms.[16]

Awards[edit]

CHOC is consistently named one of the best children's hospitals in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.[17]

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence,[18] the only children's hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation,[19] the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.

Lobby of the Children's Hospital of Orange County.

In 2017, the ED was the recipient of the Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association for exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.[20]

As of 2020, Children's Hospital of Orange County has placed nationally in 6 ranked pediatric specialties on U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also ranks as #6 in California children's hospitals.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings for CHOC[21]
Specialty Rank (In the U.S.) Score (Out of 100)
Neonatology #41 65.5
Pediatric Cancer #19 81.5
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology #24 71.6
Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery #28 77.3
Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery #27 65.8
Pediatric Urology #26 70.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County". www.childrenshospitals.org. Archived from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  2. ^ "About | Department of Pediatrics | School of Medicine | University of California, Irvine". www.pediatrics.uci.edu. Archived from the original on 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  3. ^ "Physical Therapy for Developmental Delays - CHOC Children's, Orange County, California". CHOC Children's. Archived from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  4. ^ "Occupational Therapy - CHOC Children's, Orange County, California". CHOC Children's. Archived from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  5. ^ a b "Trauma Centers". American College of Surgeons. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  6. ^ "Locations". CHOC Children's. Archived from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  7. ^ "Fifty Years of Caring". Choc.org. Archived from the original on 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  8. ^ "McCarthy Tops Off CHOC Hospital Tower". www.enr.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  9. ^ "McCarthy completes new patient tower at CHOC Children's Hospital - DesignCurial". www.designcurial.com. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  10. ^ "CHOC's New Tower to Transform Pediatric Health Care" (PDF). 1 November 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  11. ^ "CHOC expansion triples size of children's hospital". Orange County Register. 2013-01-31. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Zeit, Kristin (1 April 2013). "CHOC Children's Hospital, Bill Holmes Tower". Healthcare Design Magazine. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  14. ^ "CHOC Receives Largest Gift in Hospital History". Medical Construction and Design. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  15. ^ "CHOC Children's Emergency Department Opens, Serves Orange County's Youngest Patients". Specialneedsoc.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11.
  16. ^ "The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department". Choc.org. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23.
  17. ^ "CHOC Children's Hospital : Nationally Ranked in 6 Children's Specialties". Health.usnews.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Press Room". Choc.org. Archived from the original on 16 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Lantern Award Recipients". Ena.org. Archived from the original on 2018-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  21. ^ "Best Children's Hospitals". U.S. News and World Report. 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-06-15.

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Coordinates: 33°46′53″N 117°51′55″W / 33.78139°N 117.86528°W / 33.78139; -117.86528