Hoag Hospital announced today that it will no longer accept pediatric patients, instead sending them to Children's Hospital of Orange County.

The change takes places April 1 and is a result of the low number of pediatric patients and the quality of services at CHOC, said Hoag spokeswoman Rachel Quizon.She said the hospital averages fewer than two pediatric patients per day. The hospital will continue to operate its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns.

In the fall, a CHOC subspecialty clinic will open at Hoag Health Center-Newport Beach to offer specialists in diabetes, asthma, cardiology, and neurology, among other areas.

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