|For more than 45 years, CHOC Children’s has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. CHOC offers a state of the art main hospital and many primary and specialty care clinics, over 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence.Heels 2 Heal OC has decided to focus our support on the “Teen Room” in the new Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC by pledging $500,000. Being diagnosed with an illness and hospitalized at a time when life itself is stressful and the body is undergoing a host of physical and psychological changes can be particularly challenging for a young adult. Developmentally, adolescence is a phase of life where peer interaction and social engagement is of the utmost importance. Adolescents with chronic health conditions often feel isolated and alone when hospitalized CHOC Children’s recognizes the unique needs of young adult population and strives to provide opportunity and space for adolescents to engage in activities that will take their minds off the everyday issues of living with illness and connection to other teens. CHOC’s Teen Room promises to provide a teen specific space dedicated to supporting comprehensive innovative programs that assist teens coping with and adjusting to the hospital environment and help meet their developmental, social, emotional and psychological needs.“Adolescence is such an important and healthy stage of life. For teens and young adults whose lives have been derailed by cancer, we are trying to recreate and provide an environment in which they can survive, gather strength and transition into adulthood.”Leonard Sender, M.D., Medical Director, CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute||
As sponsors of the CHOC Teen Room we are looking to make this room a fun space for teens to get a away from their diagnosis and feel like a real teeanager. Heels 2 Heal OC needs your help sponsoring the following items for the CHOC Childrens Teen Room.
- iPad & Assecories
- iPod Docking Station
- Board Games
- Video Gaming Systems (Wii, XBox, PS3)
- Video Games (Rock Band, Guitar Hero)
- Teen Books
- Current Maganizes
- Teen Crafts
- FoosBall Table
Our Mission: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.
Our Vision: To achieve national recognition as a premier children’s hospital.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC is the first children’s hospital in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Serving Those in Need
Our mission is straightforward: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. That’s why at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, we are dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be here when they need us most—regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Please visit their website for more information: www.choc.org