February 16, 2023


Federal Funding Is Part Of Nearly $30 Million Congressman Correa Secured For Community Projects In CA-46 In The FY’23 Omnibus Package

ORANGE COUNTY, C.A. – Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) joined local leaders to announce $1.5 million in federal funding for Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).


Rep. Correa joins CHOC leadership and doctors to announce federal funding

This funding is part of the nearly $30 million that Rep. Correa secured for community projects throughout California’s 46th congressional district in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) omnibus appropriations bill, which President Biden signed into law last year. Rep. Correa worked in lockstep with community leaders to identify priorities for CA-46 constituents, and fought for them during the annual funding process.

“I’m so proud to have secured $1.5 million for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and to help provide this additional support to their mighty brigade of pediatric experts, researchers, premier facilities and generous donors who fight day-in and day-out to give our children the best chance of growing into healthy adults,” said Rep. Correa. “With this funding, CHOC will be able to upgrade and expand their facilities to serve even more children who call Orange County home, and I’m honored to be in this fight alongside them.”


Rep. Correa meets with IR specialists whose work will be directly impacted by this federal funding

CHOC is the only children’s hospital in SoCal offering interventional radiology (IR) services provided by a pediatric-trained IR sub-specialist. To support those IR services, Rep. Correa worked with CHOC to get this federal funding to join with private funds to purchase a new cutting-edge image-guided therapy system to expand access and capacity to treat medically complex patients, who currently face wait times upwards of six weeks due to the current wait list.

“We are very thankful and appreciative of Congressman Correa, who advocated for CHOC to receive a $1.5 million Community Project Funding award that will benefit CHOC’s vital Interventional Radiology program,” said Andrew Ruiz, Director, Imaging Services at CHOC. “The funds will allow CHOC to facilitate the acquisition and installation of an innovative image-guided therapy system that will significantly improve the healthcare of children with complex medical conditions throughout Orange County. This award will help CHOC ensure that more children can be treated with state-of-the-art technology, leading to faster diagnoses and allowing treatment to begin sooner. Thank you, Congressman Correa, for helping CHOC nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.”