When 3-year-old Vinny and his mom Nikki visited CHOC for the first time, they didn’t expect a calming experience thanks to a magic show, or that staff would go above and beyond to make them feel comfortable. Vinny had a fever, and his pediatrician suspected pneumonia. After a few days of antibiotics, the fever returned, prompting his trip to the Julia and George Argyros Emergency […]
Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety organization, […]
Launching a new era for emergency transport services at CHOC, the “CHOC1” helicopter landed for the first time last year.
At CHOC, we know that parents want to be confident they’re giving their child the best care. In order to do that, you need to know where to bring them when they’re sick, but the problem is there are so many options: Do I bring them to the pediatrician’s office? Urgent care? Emergency department? This can make you feel overwhelmed and confused – especially with cold and flu season just around the corner.
What parents can expect when bringing their child to the emergency department during flu season, one of the busiest times for the ER.
The emergency department at CHOC Hospital is one of only three emergency departments in Calif. to be named a 2017 Lantern Award recipient.
To make the emergency department less scary for children in the CHOC emergency department, Dr. Seth Brindis often performs magic tricks.