THE KIWANIS FAMILY
CHOC CHILD LIFE WORKROOM PROPOSAL
In its continuing mission to nurture, advance, and
protect the health and well-being of children, and to make Orange County
and the surrounding areas the one of the safest and healthiest places
for children in the nation. CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County)
respectfully requests that the Kiwanis Family (Region 3, Divisions 4, 30
and 41) consider making a philanthropic gift of $100,000 payable over a
5 year period.
This donation goes to supporting the Change CHOC, Change
the World campaign and naming the Child Life Workroom in the new patient
care tower. This generous gift will not only provide a place for the
children to get away from their room and relax but will also provide a
designated space for the Child Life Specialist to work.
The CHOC Story
One of CHOC’s core beliefs is that children are not
small adults. They require highly specialized care from pediatric
experts. This belief is why hundreds of doctors from more than 90
hospitals refer children to CHOC including Hoag
Presbyterian Hospital, Saddle Memorial Medical Center and Whittier
Hospital/Medical Center to name a few. CHOC never turns a child or
family away for the lack of the ability to pay for treatment.
Since 1964, when CHOC Children’s first opened its door,
the hospital has become a hub of regional pediatric healthcare. Today,
CHOC is the 16th busiest hospital in the nation. This increasing
demand is pushing and pulling CHOC toward its destiny: to become a
sustainable, world-class children’s hospital.
In order to become a world-class children’s hospital,
CHOC launched the Change CHOC, Change the World campaign in May 2010.
This $125 million campaign is comprised of three initiatives; build a
state-of-the-art patient care tower, build a significant endowment; and
an affiliation with UC Irvine and its school of medicine.
This campaign represents a critical opportunity for all
of us to collectively make a statement about what we want for the
children in our communities. For this reason, CHOC is building a modern,
seven-story patient tower that will enable the hospital to provide the
highest quality of specialized pediatric care and bring hope and peace
of mind to children and families.
Beyond adding over 425,000 sq. ft. of space and then 100
new patient beds, the new tower will provide for the first time,
dedicated pediatric surgery suites (until now CHOC has used the surgery
suites at St. Joseph Hospital) and a state-of-the-art pediatric
emergency department (also shared currently with St. Joseph Hospital) in
Orange County for the first time. Most importantly, the new tower will
be a place where sick children and families can find serenity and hope
for healing from experts who understand their unique needs.
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