With the help of nurses and techs, and volunteer surgeonsandanesthesiologists,
MissionHospital and Access OC were ble to create a memorable one-day event
thatleft a positive mark on the underserved community.
Mission Viejo, CA - In partnership with AccessOC, Mission Hospital provided free surgeries
to nearly 15underserved community members on Saturday, September 12th.These
patients were able to begin a new phase of their life by receiving critical
surgeries at no charge.
The day began with a welcome from the Vice President of Mission Integration,
Cindy Mueller, followed by a blessing of the patients. Breakfast was then
provided for the families, while their loved ones were prepared for their
On the Saturday Super Surgery day, hernias and cysts were removed,andtonsillectomies
and other medical procedures were performed to improve the health of people
in the local communities.
One of the patients, Wesley Case, is a 49-year-old man who saw his life
drastically improve because of Mission Hospital and AccessOC’s commitment
to care. After suffering from a painful ventral hernia for 25 years, Case
feels very blessed he had access to a surgery that not only strengthened
his back muscles and diminished his overall pain, but also completely
changed his life.
“It’s very rewarding to see how we can make a difference in
our community,” said Christy Cornwall, Mission Hospital Director
of Community Benefit. “By offering up our facilities and having
so many skilled and willing people participate in the event, we are extending
our healing ministry to care for our community.”