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, providing advanced, leading-edge care within a kid-focused, family-centered environment.
Thanks to the Argyros family’s generous $5 million gift, every inch of our new 22,000-square-foot emergency department will be designed and equipped to meet the special needs of babies, kids and teens.“Children are not merely miniature versions of adults,” said Frank Maas, R.N., director of the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s. “Physiologically, developmentally and emotionally, their needs are quite different. They require a sophisticated level of specialized care, especially in an emergency situation.”
Located on the first floor of the new patient care tower, the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department will feature:
- 31 treatment rooms
- 14 rapid medical exam rooms
- Three triage suites
The Julia and George Emergency Department is among many new services being offered in CHOC’s new tower. For the first time in CHOC’s history, all patient care services will be provided within an all-pediatric environment under one roof. This includes advanced operating rooms, laboratory, pathology and imaging services. These capabilities, along with enhanced patient and family amenities, will create the most serene, healing environment possible for the youngest members of our community.
Advanced Patient Care, Safety Features
Featuring leading-edge advancements in technology and patient safety, our new seven-story tower will position CHOC as a premier children’s hospital, including:
Lower Level —Laboratory, Blood Bank, support services
1st Floor — Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department, main lobby, admitting, radiology
2nd Floor — Patient and family amenities, including in-house radio station and multimedia center, public and patient outdoor area, Meditation and Prayer Center, Family Resource Center, Café
3rd Floor — Robert L. Tidwell Surgical Center, CHOC Children’s Heart Institute
5th Floor — Hematology and Oncology, including 28 new beds
4th, 6th, 7th Floors — Shelled space for future needs