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Children's Hospital Of Orange Cnty

Children's Hospital Of Orange Cnty

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i don't even know where to begin. if i could give choc 0 stars i would. the hospitalists were disrespectful, incompetent, and careless. they ignored symptoms until they became life threatening. they prescribed meds that she was allergic to. they left a "sitter" in her room for no documented reason other than "at risk" for mental illness - despite multiple psych evaluations saying she was not a danger to herself or others. the sitters were frequently men, especially at night, and my teenage daughter was unable to sleep feeling sick and vulnerable with a grown man watching from the foot of her bed. she was not allowed to close the bathroom door or use the shower curtain when bathing. she caught a serious infection while inpatient and did not receive aggressive treatment until she was in full blown septic shock and organ failure. they took so long to address damage from the infection that she went almost a week without proper hydration, nutrition, or medication - all of which caused long term complications that we are still dealing with months later. the hospitalists did not even round on her every day and failed to own up to their mistakes. the nurses always seemed concerned but were too afraid to stand up to the docs - as if their jobs were at risks by questioning their judgement - even the residents and med students! i asked one of the attendings if she would treat her own daughter this way and she replied that it didn't matter because a mother would never be allowed to treat her own child. her chart is filled with false information - including consults from out of state doctors and facilities we have NEVER been to. while sorting through records recently i found the reports for a FATAL genetic condition.... apparently she was tested for it inpatient and they did not tell us. i have no idea if we found out in time to prevent it from limiting her lifespan. it has been months since the admission and she is still not recovered from the damage they inflicted. we literally had to pack up and MOVE to be away from choc and their emergency room, knowing that my daughter has a chronic illness that will need consistent medical care. we did not want to take the chance of an ambulance taking her there one day and putting her life in danger again. even now that we've established care at a new hospital with new doctors, my pharmacy received a call from choc trying to override the orders for her essential medications. she hasn't been there in MONTHS and they are going out of their way to take away her medical care. i cannot think of a reasoning for this that doesn't make them out to be pure evil. we did not agree to arbitration at the beginning of this admission and i think that is why we had such trouble. they never wanted to own up to mistakes and they wanted to be able to argue that she was "not of sound mind" in case we sued, which we are not bc she does not want to spend the rest of her life reliving this trauma in some court room. she still has nightmares about that horrible admission... i truly believe she would have died under their care if we hadn't gotten her out when we did - and i'm sure tons of families in our position have lost their children. absolutely terrible hospital - please avoid at all cost for the good of your children and loved ones.

flag | Submitted September 13, 2018

5
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World Class care for my child at CHOC. Best hospital experience ever. Highly recommend.

flag | Submitted October 17, 2017

Doctors at Children's Hospital Of Orange Cnty

Dr. Christian F. Bellardi

Dr. Christian F. Bellardi

4 reviews

Latest Rating

Though Dr. Bellardi was only my daughters pediatrician for 11 months, I am REALLY going to miss him. He retired just recently due to both his wifes and his health pr... Read more

Dr. Marilyn G. Myers

Dr. Marilyn G. Myers

1 review
Dr. Leonard S. Sender

Dr. Leonard S. Sender

1 review

Latest Rating

Dr. Sender is a great battle man. He just isn't well rounded in internal medicine and survival issues with adult patients. I loved him as my battle man and switche... Read more

Dr. Samara P. Cardenas

Dr. Samara P. Cardenas

4 reviews

Latest Rating

She takes forever,on average its about an hour before being roomed and another hour for her to come see you. Once she's in there she's rude and exams your child in s... Read more

Dr. Scott A. Gillin

Dr. Scott A. Gillin

Dr. HYUN S. Park

Dr. HYUN S. Park

Dr. Jeffry A. Katz

Dr. Jeffry A. Katz

Dr. Lance M. SIEGEL

Dr. Lance M. SIEGEL

Dr. Joseph J. Munoz

Dr. Joseph J. Munoz

Dr. David B. Hertsgaard

Dr. David B. Hertsgaard


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