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CHOC’s excellence means that more families are coming to CHOC from outside of the county, state and even country. With philanthropic support, we are able to turn a scary hospital visit into a positive experience for a growing number of children each year.
12,758 Life-Changing Surgeries
When a condition develops to the point where surgical intervention is required, CHOC has the technology and expertise to ensure the lowest amount of pain, recovery time and risk for our young patients.
Over $149M in Uncompensated Care
At CHOC, no child is ever turned away, and we strive to ensure families can focus on their child’s health instead of worrying about finances. As a nonprofit hospital, we are dedicated to the well-being of children.
Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 ranks CHOC best in seven different specialty areas: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology.
Ranked in 6 Specialties in U.S. News and World Report
CHOC was honored once again in 2019 for its commitment to the highest standards of care, safety and service. We are focused on further elevating our level of care so we can preserve the magic of childhood for even more children.
17 Pet Therapy Dogs
Our pet therapy program is a volunteer service that puts countless smiles on the faces of our patients and families. Our dogs live to make children feel better, and we have two more canine cadets currently in training!
104,400 Miles Traveled by the Transport Team
When a child faces serious illness or injury, quick transportation can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why CHOC is the only hospital in Southern California with an on-site helicopter, allowing us to respond immediately to emergencies.
60 Last Chemo Celebrations
The defeat of cancer deserves to be celebrated. When a patient has their last chemotherapy treatment, our oncology team throws them a party they will remember forever.