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Specialty Pediatric Care Facility in Southern California

Our specialty pediatric hospital and long-term pediatric care facility in Orange County, California provides children with a non-institutional environment that feels like home while they receive highly specialized care. Creating a safe and family-friendly space allows children to focus on healing, rather than on being away from home.

With kid-friendly décor such as children’s murals painted on the walls and the use of primary colors, young patients feel right at home here. We have also designed the space with features to accommodate family visits such as large window seating in patient rooms.

We provide care for children who are recovering from complex medical issues stemming from a brain injury, chronic disease or any other life-altering event. We also provide pediatric ventilator nursing care for patients who need it.

Our team of experienced medical professionals creates individualized care plans for each of our young patients. They consider the specifics of each child’s situation to create treatment plans that are highly effective and that utilize the latest technologies and equipment. These care plans evolve as the patient improves, always providing the best care for their current condition.

Pediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our multidisciplinary complex care team is experienced in treating children of all ages with both acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Physicians, nurses, neuropsychiatrists, behavioral psychologists, therapists and other staff work together so that all our patients receive the best care for their individual situation.

Children at HealthBridge Orange benefit from daily rehabilitation, therapy and activities with the goal of constantly improving their motor skills and mental capacity. Providing these medical services in a home-like environment allows children to feel comfortable
and confident while recovering.

Our Orange County Specialty Pediatric Hospital Location

HealthBridge Orange Specialty Pediatric Hospital is conveniently located in the city of Orange, near Costa Mesa Freeway and Garden Grove Freeway. The John Wayne International Airport in Costa Mesa as well as LAX provide easy access to this facility for those travelling by air. Orange’s small-town feel despite being a large city provides the perfect environment for healing, with accessibility to necessities for our patients’ families. Whether you live in the greater Los Angeles area or are traveling from farther away, Orange should provide you with the necessary conveniences.

We’re committed to helping every patient we work with return home as soon as possible.

Patient Activities

While the main focus at our HealthBridge Orange Pediatric Hospital is supporting patients in their journey towards recovery with therapy sessions and other medical interventions, research shows patients recover more quickly if their emotional health is also cared for. We offer a wide variety of activities to support our patients during their time with us.

Pediatric Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are an option for children that no longer require intense inpatient rehabilitation but are still in need of ongoing rehabilitation to meet their long-term recovery goals.


At HealthBridge, we provide a wide range of pediatric outpatient rehabilitative care to children of all ages. Our outpatient programs are provided on the same campus as our other services in a safe and structured environment and include: observation, rehabilitation, social skills development, and parent training/education. Like other programs at HealthBridge, the individualized therapy plan will be designed to help children reach their optimal functional abilities and thrive in their home and community environment. Our team members provide evidence-based care and partner with children and their families to achieve realistic, attainable goals in a nurturing environment.

HealthBridge Children’s individualized programs address the rehabilitation and/or habilitation needs of our patients in a child-friendly environment. Our compassionate and highly experienced staff utilize specialized rehab equipment and everyday motivational tools when treating our patients in clinic. We understand the importance of family involvement and each family receives a home program for practice between visits to reinforce and ensure carry-over of gains outside the therapeutic environment.

Our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and pediatric physiatrists focus on:

  • Physical development
  • Sensory integration skills
  • Gross/fine motor development
  • Speech and language
  • Feeding/swallowing
  • Cognition

Pediatric outpatient services play a vital role in your child’s recovery journey. At HealthBridge, it’s our goal to help each patient we serve achieve the highest level of independence possible in a caring, compassionate, and nurturing environment.

Our Physicians

Dr. David Ripley
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Michael Chu, MD
Pediatric Psychiatry

Dr. Kenneth E. Grant, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Melanie C. Irwin, MD
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Dr. Sunil Kamath, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology

Dr. Patricia Liao, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Hoang (Wayne) D. Nguyen, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Hang-Uyen Nguyen-Tang, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Ying Peng, MD
Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Kauser Sharieff, OD
Pediatric Optometry

Robin the Robot is now onsite at HealthBridge Kids Children’s Hospital!

Robin is first of it’s kind peer-to-peer interaction. She is able to recognize children’s emotions and act like a friend, which helps to create a fun and comfortable environment.
Robin makes all Children Smile!

Meet the robot that revolutionizes pediatric patient care

ORANGE, Calif. — It greets everyone good morning and never forgets to make its rounds. One could say Robin the Robot is on track to be recognized as employee of the month at Health Bridge Children’s Hospital — a specialty pediatric care facility for children who are recovering from complex medical issues due to traumatic brain injuries.

Chief Clinical Officer Roberta Consolver said Robin brings much needed comfort by using human assisted artificial intelligence.

Robin interacts with patients who are isolated during medical care to help ease anxiety, stress, loneliness and pain.

Patient Activities

While the main focus at our HealthBridge Orange Pediatric Hospital is supporting patients in their journey towards recovery with therapy sessions and other medical interventions, research shows patients recover more quickly if their emotional health is also cared for. We offer a wide variety of activities to support our patients during their time with us.

Sample Patient Schedule For Healthbridge Children’s Hospital

Sample Patient Schedule For Healthbridge Children’s Hospital

The following is a sample schedule of what a day might look like for your loved one at our facility. Keep in mind, within our post-acute environment, timetables frequently change depending on current medical situation involving a patient and changing schedules of our medical and rehab staff.

6:30 – 7:30 a.m Morning ADLs (Nursing/OT)
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Morning Nutrition
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Routine
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Therapy (PT, OT, SLP)
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Therapy (PT, OT, SLP)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Therapy (PT, OT, SLP)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Therapeutic Activities(E.g. Movies, book reading, games, volunteer interaction, Sensory Stimulation, etc.)
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Rest Period
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Feeding & Swallowing Retraining (OT/SLP)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Nap Time
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Education
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Bathing and Hygiene
4:30 - 5:30 Quiet Time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Nutrition
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Evening Routine (Nursing Care)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m Bedtime

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There’s No Place Like Home

We understand that when the unthinkable happens to your family, you want the best care possible while making sure your family member remains comfortable and happy.

HealthBridge Orange is committed to providing young patients with a kid-friendly space that feels like home, staffed by experienced professionals implementing impeccable care plans. We’re here for your family. HealthBridge Orange’s Pediatric Specialty Hospital is located in Orange County, making it a valuable resource for the greater Los Angeles area.
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HealthBridge Children’s Hospital is accredited by DNV-GL’s NIAHO® and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The seal is awarded to facilities that exceed the Commission’s high standards for healthcare quality and safety.


Children’s Hospital Brochure

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Patient Handbook

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Patient/Family Admissions Guide

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Quality Report

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Medi-Psych Health Services

HealthBridge Children’s offers care for children and young adults who are recovering from complex medical issues stemming from a brain injury, chronic disease, or other life-altering event.

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment was adopted by the Orange County Board of Directors in June 2022.  The report examines the current health status of children in the service area of HealthBridge Children’s Hospital.  In addition, the assessment identifies unmet health needs, identifies current health priorities, and explores community resources and strengths – critical to the development of future programming, funding and policies for HealthBridge Children’s Hospital.

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan

Financial Assistance Information

In accordance with our Mission and Values, HealthBridge is committed to caring for all people regardless of their ability to pay, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. HealthBridge offers financial assistance to help address any financial concerns patients or families may have regarding their care.  Our financial assistance program reflects our dedication to working together with our patients in a compassionate and caring manner to identify options for resolving their financial obligations.  For additional information regarding our Financial Assistance Policy and for a Financial Assistance Application form, please reference the information below.