CHOC and Disney Celebrate It’s a Small World

In partnership with Disneyland Resort and CHOC Children’s, Sylvania helped brighten the holidays for a special little girl named Adela and her family. Adela Jauregui, 8, a patient at CHOC Children’s, along with some Disney friends, helped light up the It’s a Small World ride at the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the start of the holiday season.

Why robots are cool.

Did you know that doctors at CHOC can talk directly with patients and doctors at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach without ever leaving the hospital in Orange? It’s true! Using robotic “telemedicine technology”, critical care specialists stationed at CHOC are able to assist Hoag Emergency Medicine physicians 24-hours-a-day in the evaluation and care of pediatric patients in the Hoag Emergency Care Unit. I just read this really great article about one of our docs in yesterday’s Orange County Register. It’s all about how he can talk with patients using this cool, life-sized robot. Click here to read the article.

M is for Magnet

Magnet
Proud to be Magnet

I always knew our nurses were cool…but this proves it. On July 16, 2008 we received the call that CHOC had been awarded “Magnet recognition” for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  What’s Magnet you ask? Well, The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC to recognize quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. It also provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive. (I got that from the ANCC web site.) Receiving this designation puts us in the top 3% to 4% of hospitals in the nation! I’m so proud of all our nurses and to belong to such an amazing organization. But don’t just take my word for it, as the lead Magnet appraiser put it, “Magnet is what CHOC nurses and Associates do everyday and you do it exceptionally well.”  Go CHOC Nursing!!!

For more about this incredible honor, visit CHOC’s website.