The holiday season is finally here! For those families wishing to donate toys for the patients at CHOC Children’s, a toy drive will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CHOC Children’s Hospital employee parking lot, located at 557 S. Main St., in Orange. Due to limited
Not a day goes by that we at CHOC Children’s don’t consider the great impact of nurses – but this week, Nurses Week, presents us with a formal occasion to celebrate our nursing staff. In today’s blog post, we hear how Julia Afrasiabi, an Emergency Department charge nurse, is making futures bright for the children
In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month in January, check out CHOC Children’s latest news on our efforts to expand our care for our tiniest patients. For nearly 50 years, CHOC Children’s and St. Joseph Hospital have partnered to serve the healthcare needs of families in Orange County. Now, an exciting collaboration is underway to
All hospitals must take proactive steps to reduce the risk for possible human errors that lead to medical mistakes. But at CHOC Children’s, early investment in health information technology has undoubtedly improved patient care and saved lives. The opening of our new South Tower next spring will further demonstrate the possibilities of health information technology.
Although the warm temperatures lately in Orange County may feel like it’s still summer, the holidays will be here before you know it! Be sure to plan early and spread some holiday cheer with CHOC’s Kids’ Cards. These special greeting cards were created by current and former patients at CHOC Children’s. The fun designs range from
It’s CHOC Walk time again! And as we anxiously wait for Sunday’s festivities, we can’t help but reflect upon the long-standing relationship between CHOC Children’s and our CHOC Walk host and presenting sponsor, the Disneyland Resort. Did you know that Choco Bear, the beloved mascot for CHOC, was born on the drawing board of artist
Staffed around the clock by our world-class team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatric nurses and other specially trained healthcare professionals, the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department opens in March 2013 in our new state-of-the art patient tower at CHOC Children’s Hospital. It will be Orange County’s first and only exclusively pediatric emergency department,
In honor of National Nurses Week, and the remarkable dedication and care that CHOC nurses provide to our patients and families every day, we’d like to share this narrative by one of our nurses, Kerry Jauregui, from our Oncology Intensive Care Unit. Walking onto this unit, is like walking into another world. If you don’t live