Mission Viejo, CA –Thanks to the generosity and commitment of Valiant
Women, 61 nurses were recently awarded scholarships at the 2014 Spring
Annual Meeting. These scholarships enable the dedicated nursing professionals
at Mission Hospital to attend conferences and seminars to acquire the
latest medical information and to advance their knowledge through additional
degrees and certifications. Last year, one of these training sessions
taught Mission Hospital nurses about newborn heart screening.
In 2013, newborn Carlee was the first baby to benefit from this new heart
screening program that identifies critical congenital heart disease. Little
Carlee looked perfectly healthy when she was born, but when the nurses
conducted the newly implemented heart screening, followed by an echocardiogram
(EKG), they found she had a form of critical congenital heart disease
that could be fatal without the proper treatment. Following the diagnosis,
Carlee underwent lifesaving corrective heart surgeries, and today she
This year, Mission Hospital nurses will receive advanced training through
a variety of conferences and seminars in the areas of critical care, trauma,
oncology, perinatal, and other holistic nursing practices. The number
of nurses who apply for scholarships continues to grow; this year 86 nurses
requested support totaling nearly $260,000. Every dollar raised through
Valiant Women memberships directly benefits the nursing scholarship program
and therefore, patient care at Mission Hospital.
To learn more about Valiant Women, visit
About Valiant Women
Valiant Women is a group of dedicated community members, united by the
Spirit of Giving™ and a common desire to ensure that women of all
ages receive quality health care. This special group supports Mission
Hospital and is dedicated to meeting the medical, surgical, educational
and spiritual needs of all women.
About Mission Hospital
As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital
was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus
facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,100 employees. Mission Hospital
in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing advanced
health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is
the only designated trauma center in south Orange County. Mission Hospital
Laguna Beach joined the Mission Hospital family and St. Joseph Health
in 2009, providing south Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour
emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services.
Mission Hospital offers specialty care in behavioral health, imaging,
heart, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics and women’s services.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is
the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades.
Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Mission Hospital has received
numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care. For more
About Mission Hospital Foundation
Mission Hospital Foundation supports and assists Mission Hospital through
philanthropy. The Foundation embodies the Spirit of Giving™ by building
lifelong relationships with community members and raising funds for Mission Hospital.