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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.

Meet the Team

Dr. Susan Smiga, M.D.

Dr. Susan Smiga, MD, is a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with targeted expertise in pediatric and primary care settings.  A seasoned clinician with broad diagnostic and research experience in both adult and child psychiatry, Dr. Smiga engages in clinical care using telepsychiatry and is focused on advancing the psychological well-being of HealthBridge patients throughout their process of functional physical recovery.  She has an enduring interest in resilience, mindfulness, family engagement, and strength-based care.   Read More >

Dr. Ying Peng, M.D., Ph.D.

With 25 years of targeted expertise in pediatric neurology, Dr. Peng is a seasoned healthcare professional in private practice in Southern California. She is board certified in Neurology, with specialist qualifications in Child Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. She is also bard certified by the Clinical Neurophysiology Subspecialty Board. Dr. Peng provides care for the full range of neurological conditions with a subspecialty in epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, and electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCV) in Children.   Read More >

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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.

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.