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Mission Hospital Student Auxiliary Celebrates a Tradition of Philanthropy and Reaches $25,000 Level


The Student Auxiliary will be recognized on the hospital donor wall as a Guardian, one of Mission Hospital’s prestigious donor groups.

Mission Viejo, CA – In April 2013, the Student Auxiliary of Mission Hospital made a bold commitment to donate $25,000 to support the hospital’s new Neuroscience & Spine Institute. This month, the Student Auxiliary contributed the final payment to reach their impressive goal.

“I am in awe of this exceptional group of student leaders and philanthropists,” shared Cathleen A. Collins, chief development officer for Mission Hospital Foundation. “Their generous gift speaks to their passion and commitment to Mission Hospital and the health and wellness of our community. This gift contributed immensely to our ability to open our remarkable new Neuroscience & Spine Institute, which is playing a leading role in neuroscience and spine care and research, significantly improving the lives of our patients and families.”

Shortly after reaching their goal to support the Neuroscience & Spine Institute, the Student Auxiliary announced a new target – to raise $25,000 to benefit Mission Hospital’s Behavioral Health Program.

“The Student Auxiliary has been an active and engaged donor group since 2001,” says Collins. “This new pledge is reflective of their incredible history of giving – time and resources.”

More than 100 student volunteers serve in various capacities throughout the hospital in a comprehensive year-round program. Students welcome visitors at our information desks, assist in delivering meals to patients and support patient registration and discharge.

To learn more about the impact of philanthropy at Mission Hospital and the Student Auxiliary, please visit

Photo caption: Mission Hospital Student Auxiliary members celebrate the completion of their $25,000 pledge to support the hospital’s new Neuroscience & Spine Institute.

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

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 2,700 employees. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for over 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.


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 (MHLB) 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 information, visit

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