When 20-year-old Matthew came down with a mild case of COVID-19 before the holidays, he thought it had run its course. He didn’t expect to end up with MIS-C and in the hospital – much less, the one where his mom had worked for 15 years.
Health screenings are conducted by members of the CHOC team, and during slower stretches of their shifts, many of the screeners have taken to adding kid-friendly doodles to the small circular stickers worn by patients and families.
Every day, child life specialists from CHOC’s Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Department work across many areas of CHOC Hospital and CHOC at Mission Hospital, striving to normalize the hospitalize environment for patients and families.
What do you do when your best friend loses their child? Spurred by the love and gratitude they felt for Hendrix, the couples banded together to create the BraveOnes Foundation.
Parents of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit at CHOC Hospital now have at their fingertips new technology to help them better understand, track and analyze data showing their baby’s progress while receiving care.
Dr. Anthony Chang had been a physician for 40 years — and had cared for thousands of medically complex children with fragile hearts — when his own child needed heart surgery. Around the same time, he became a heart surgery patient himself.
Calvin spends his days working to ensure that CHOC is a safe environment for everyone on campus, and that CHOC is prepared for any emergency scenario.