Becoming One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Construction of the new seven-story, CHOC Children’s patient care tower is proceeding within budget and on schedule, with 87 percent completion. When it opens in Spring 2013, all CHOC patient care services will be provided within a completely pediatriccentric environment:

  • Orange County’s only pediatric emergency department, with 31 treatment rooms
  • Operating rooms
  • Two cardiac catheterization labs
  • Radiology, laboratory and pathology services
  • Shelled space to accommodate future needs

Featuring leading-edge advancements in patient safety and health information technology, the new tower will make CHOC one of the safest hospitals in the nation. The design includes sustainable, green building construction and interior details to enhance the overall patient care experience.

Along with the research and academic opportunities now available through the affiliation with the University of California, Irvine, the new tower will give CHOC a competitive edge in attracting — and retaining—more of the top pediatric specialists and researchers from throughout the world.

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