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By B.W. Cook | February 12, 2014
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring. " The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial. In the ultra-capable hands of co-chairs Stephanie Argyros and Christine Bren , the Island Ballroom was transformed into a verdant red rose and tulip garden for the Valentine month. Dozens of perfect buds, at least six dozen at each table, were placed in vases short and tall and interspersed with clear cylinders sporting floating candles.
NEWS
May 7, 2005
Elia Powers A grant from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is enabling Children's Hospital of Orange County to provide expanded diabetes services to Newport-Mesa residents. In late February, Hoag Hospital officials earmarked funds for diabetes education, community outreach, screenings and a minimum of two half-day clinics per month for local families, said Dr. Gwyn Parry, director of community medicine at Hoag Hospital. Less than three months into the partnership, CHOC's staff of diabetes specialists are spending much of their time researching how to best use their new resources.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2008
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian plans to phase out its inpatient services for children in April, but the Newport Beach hospital will also instate new services to bolster its pediatric care program. Richard Afable, the president and chief executive of Hoag, said the hospital would divert its inpatient services for children younger than 16 to Children’s Hospital of Orange County, better known as CHOC. Hoag has only nine beds for children, and Afable said only one or two of them are usually filled at any given time.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
At first glance, it appears the Children's Hospital of Orange County and Newport-Mesa school district-sponsored health clinic on the Rea campus is a good way to provide free care to the students (A Closer Look, "Rea plan becomes center of debate," Monday). A closer look reveals that this is not the case. The clinic will be serving all young people from zero to 17 (21 for chronically ill) that need not be students of Rea or any other district school.
NEWS
November 20, 2008
The UCI School of Medicine, UCI Healthcare and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County have decided to consolidate their work in pediatric medicine. The regents of the University of California voted Thursday to approve the “strategic affiliation,” which would have CHOC taking over most pediatric care, while UCI Medical Center focuses on emergency services, burn and trauma care, neonatal and newborn care, and psychiatry; UCI employees working in other pediatric fields will be given the chance to move to the children’s hospital.
NEWS
August 13, 2002
"Eyesore: n. 1. Something offensive to look at. 2. An enduring cause of vexation or disgust." (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Family Edition.) My eyes hurt when I look at the eyesore down 19th Street toward the Santa Ana River. Just before I turn left on Whittier Street, I get a quick glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and my eyes stop hurting a little. Over the 30 years I have lived in Costa Mesa, I have watched the gradual deterioration of 19th Street from a pleasant American middle-class city street to one that looks like it could be in a Third World country.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 15, 2012
Kids waved and toddlers covered their ears as Santa rolled up in a red convertible escorted by about 20 Harleys. They pulled into the parking lot of Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine as the final stop on their annual toy drive. They had just finished picking up thousands of gifts that will be distributed throughout 2013 to patients at Children's Hospital Orange County. Two-year-old Aiden Heiman pushed his wheelchair as close to the bikes as possible. "He loves motorcycles," his mother, Hodelia Hayat, said.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Charley Hester would have been smiling from ear to ear. Hester, who died in 1996, was a community role model, not only for his extensive philanthropy but for his spirit. He touched many lives and left behind a loving family who carries on the tradition he established. A very important part of that tradition involves loving and caring for children who suffer from any type of affliction. Hester was enormously proud of his association with Children's Hospital of Orange County.
NEWS
January 21, 2007
For some time now, officials at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have batted down rumors that plans were underway to close down the pediatric unit at the Newport Beach medical center. Not true, they said. The pediatric unit will stay. Now, though, we learn there was something going on with Hoag and children's care as hospital officials announced a new alliance with Children's Hospital of Orange County, or CHOC, one of the premier facilities for pediatric care in the county.
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | January 13, 2007
Amid speculation about the possible closure of the eight-bed licensed pediatric unit at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, the hospital has decided that, at least for the time being, the unit will remain open, and the partnership with the Children's Hospital of Orange County will instead work to expand pediatric services. Hoag administrators announced Friday that the hospital is partnering with CHOC, bringing a pediatric intensive care doctor from the hospital in Orange to the Hoag emergency care unit remotely via a robotic device.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | April 4, 2014
A few weeks ago, Kathy Worthing was feeding a pair of small children at her home day care when she heard a frantic yell. Worthing's daughter Heather was sitting outside helping the older kids eat and, in two words, communicated a dire situation: "Emma's choking. " "I heard a panic in Heather's voice that I'd never heard before," Worthing said. She immediately called 911. Emma Scott, 2, tried to swallow too much hot dog. Surgeons at Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC)
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SPORTS
February 18, 2014
On the day after Valentine's Day, trainers and riders at GRIT Cycle in Costa Mesa were still all about showing love. A large group came together to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Orange County Heart Institute. Every month, the facility for spin workouts raises money for a charity. Marisa Wayne, an owner of GRIT and the daughter of John Wayne, said it would be a great fit with this month to raise money for CHOC Children's Heart Institute. There are 41 bikes at GRIT and each seat was filled for 90 minutes to benefit the charity.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | February 12, 2014
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring. " The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial. In the ultra-capable hands of co-chairs Stephanie Argyros and Christine Bren , the Island Ballroom was transformed into a verdant red rose and tulip garden for the Valentine month. Dozens of perfect buds, at least six dozen at each table, were placed in vases short and tall and interspersed with clear cylinders sporting floating candles.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
Luxury swimwear company BeachCandy will host its first annual Christmas fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County on Sunday, a news release said. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BeachCandy Swimwear's store on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Half of the proceeds from the Christmas bazaar - which will feature booths selling products from Dolly's Cotton Candy, Sweet Skin Studio, Ritual Cleanse, Petals & Panache and One Hope wines, among others - will go to the hospital's foundation.
NEWS
October 29, 2013
The 14th annual CHOC Regatta takes place this weekend at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. The event benefits the Children's Hospital of Orange County's post-anesthesia care unit. Regatta registrations for one-design boats 20 feet and under are due by 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $25. An awards ceremony, free appetizers and a no-host bar will follow the race from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Registrations for boats longer than 20 feet are due by 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The entry fee is $50, and a post-race celebration and awards ceremony are planned for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Either entry fee can be completed the day of the race at the club or beforehand online, for an extra fee. A raffle for racers and supporters will be held.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | March 21, 2013
There are a few plays John Vaughan will probably never direct for Children's Hospital of Orange County's annual fundraiser. Something like "Waiting for Godot," for example, unless he found a way to write Godot into the script, plus 60 or 70 other speaking and singing roles. Vaughan, who has directed the CHOC Follies production for 16 straight years, always has a wide cast with whom he can work. As many as 100 volunteer actors sign up for each show, which means that he and playwright Christopher Leonard aim for plenty of razzle-dazzle: musical production numbers, interweaving plot lines and whatever else can keep the merriment going.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | January 24, 2013
The operative word is ambitious. The result has been nothing less than extraordinary. Launched in the spring of 2010, Children's Hospital of Orange County created a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $125 million to fund the remodel and restoration of Orange County's premiere pediatric health facility. Last Saturday evening in Newport Beach, close to 500 guests converged upon the Island Hotel for the fifth annual CHOC Cherishes Children gala, raising some $900,000 toward the ultimate campaign goal.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | January 22, 2013
Children's Hospital of Orange County on Monday announced a $27-million donation - its largest ever from a living donor - from a Newport Beach man. Hospital administrators said the gift was the product of a relationship with retired local businessman Bill Holmes, 84, that has developed since 2007. The donation will help fund the construction of a new pediatric care tower named after Holmes on the hospital's main campus in Orange. Holmes said Monday he hopes his most recent contribution to CHOC will spur other major philanthropists to give.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 15, 2012
Kids waved and toddlers covered their ears as Santa rolled up in a red convertible escorted by about 20 Harleys. They pulled into the parking lot of Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine as the final stop on their annual toy drive. They had just finished picking up thousands of gifts that will be distributed throughout 2013 to patients at Children's Hospital Orange County. Two-year-old Aiden Heiman pushed his wheelchair as close to the bikes as possible. "He loves motorcycles," his mother, Hodelia Hayat, said.
SPORTS
By Charlie Brande | August 22, 2012
The inaugural Heart 2 Heart Volleyball Tournament is an event with an amazing story. Remy Wilson, an incoming Newport Harbor High freshman, has organized the tournament as a vehicle to support a cause that is very important to her: the UCLA Pediatric Cancer Research Center. On Dec. 16, 2011, Wilson went to the Newport Harbor-Corona del Mar girls' water polo game to support her good friend, Presley Pender. It was the day before her 14th birthday party. The Carden Hall eighth-grader whose school volleyball team had just won its league championship, started to suffer from intense pain in her lower back, coupled with intense sweating and chills.
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