When I fell out of that tree almost 50 years ago, I was so lucky to be near CHOC’s campus in Orange. The doctors and nurses there fixed me right up, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
But my furry friends down in south Orange County don’t have to worry: CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is ready and waiting to care for young patients with any type of ailment, arbor-related or otherwise.
I think CHOC at Mission might be south Orange County’s best-kept secret. Here are five reasons why the hospital stands out as a leader in pediatric health care in Orange County:
- CHOC at Mission is a separately licensed, 54-bed facility located on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital that is dedicated to patients ages 18 and younger.
- CHOC at Mission’s level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) offers the NICView system, which allows parents and families to see their newborn in the NICU from far away. How cool is that?
- All CHOC at Mission nurses are registered nurses.
- CHOC at Mission is a part of the trauma team at Mission Hospital, which handles critical cases, including traumatic brain injuries.
- Ronald McDonald House has partnered with CHOC at Mission to provide the Ronald McDonald Room and sleep rooms so families can stay close to their children and feel comfortable throughout long hospitalizations.
Open since 1993, CHOC at Mission and its medical staff of more than 350 pediatric specialists treat more than 2,000 patients a year! You know, maybe I should take a trip down there. I hear there are excellent tall, climbing trees in south Orange County …
How has CHOC at Mission helped you, your family or friends? Tell me in the comments section, or let me know on social media with the hashtag #thxCHOC.