Children are not the same as adults, especially when they’re receiving medical care. When it comes to anesthesia, for example, a child’s needs are very different from an adult’s needs. Infants and young children are not just small adults, they have anatomical and psychological differences and anesthesia should be customized for each patient. At CHOC, […]
As a part of CHOC’s commitment to developing a culture where everyone feels they belong and can truly be their authentic self, we’re honored to announce our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Learn more about Dr. Sharonne Herbert and CHOC’s new DEI initiatives in this Q&A. CHOC’s New DEI Officer Meet Dr. Sharonne Herbert, […]
Unable to manage her eating disorder at home, Suzette was brought into CHOC’s Eating Disorder inpatient center where she received the help and support she needed to overcome her health challenge.
In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent rise of mental health issues, CHOC persists in giving kids the best chance of growing into healthy and happy adults.
Have you ever wondered if a past event could have turned out differently if you had additional knowledge, experience or tools? This is what Phil Martie, founder of Nicolette, contemplated after parenting premature twins requiring neonatal care. Phil’s newborn son and daughter, Bexley and Nicolette, were immediately admitted into a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After 27 days in the NICU at a local community hospital, Phil and his wife decided to transfer their infants to CHOC. Unfortunately, Nicolette passed away on the day of her transfer, however, Bexley made it through a total of 110 days in a NICU and has grown into a healthy six-year-old.
Despite the challenging medical environment caused by the global pandemic, our Heart Institute continues to offer cardio-diagnostic services and comprehensive resources for patients facing cardiovascular disorders.