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About Us

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), a pediatric healthcare system based in Orange County, California, is committed to being a leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care. CHOC’s growing community includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo and a regional network of primary and specialty care clinics serving children and families in four counties.

CHOC offers several clinical programs of excellence providing the highest levels of care for the most serious pediatric illnesses and injuries, physical and mental. CHOC’s research and innovation institutes are focused on translating real patient needs into real-world treatments so every child can live the healthiest and happiest life possible. To learn more about CHOC, visit

Our Innovation Story

The CHOC Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence, Information, Investigation and Innovation Institute, known as Mi4, is the hub for innovation at CHOC. Mi4 accelerates innovation and insight that will advance the health and well-being of children. It does so by advancing innovative solutions in diagnosis, treatment and care for children. Engaging CHOC providers and associates, and in partnership with key collaborators, Mi4 is a leader in pediatric innovation in the United States and internationally. Mi4 transforms pediatrics, bringing together intelligence, information, investigation and innovation together to “innovate as one”. To learn more about Mi4, click here.

Innovation & Research Highlights

CHOC leader receives Visionary Award for innovation initiative

The recent PEDS2040 conference brought together medical staff and leaders to collaborate on innovation in pediatric healthcare.

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Augmented reality module, Choco’s Sea Adventure, encourages early ambulation

CHOC's innovation team offers solution to early ambulation challenges with augmented reality module, Choco's Undersea Adventure.

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PBS highlights innovation, artificial intelligence at CHOC

CHOC is using AI and innovation to transform the diagnosis and delivery of care for patients throughout the health system.

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