A new state-of-the-art clinical space on CHOC’s main Orange campus brings together multidisciplinary pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery outpatient services under one roof.
The 10,000-square-foot CHOC Outpatient Heart Center, which began seeing patients May 24, offers general and subspecialty pediatric cardiology, as well as cardiothoracic surgery outpatient services, multidisciplinary cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services — including evaluation and management — and cardiodiagnostics to patients with congenital and acquired cardiac disease.
The new outpatient center is devoted to evaluating children as early as possible, engaging children with diagnoses, symptoms and behaviors that diminish their quality of life and life expectancy. The center creates a treatment plan for each patient, coordinating care and establishing a long-term support system for children with complex care needs.
With 23 clinical rooms for echocardiograms, stress testing and consultations, as well as rooms that can be used for exams or echocardiograms, the center establishes a single location for patients’ cardiology needs.
Sky and seascape imagery in a soothing color palette fill the serene environment of the CHOC Outpatient Heart Center. In the waiting area, patients can interact with a digital, touchless coloring display.
The Heart Center also features a physician reading room; a conference room; an exercise stress test room; a flex space; and family consultation/telehealth rooms.