JUDI AND BILL LEONARD INSTITUTE FOR CANCER PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND WELLNESS
AT MISSION HOSPITAL
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A cancer diagnosis is a frightening start to an often complicated and confusing
journey. Mission Hospital believes cancer treatment should include a comprehensive,
patient-focused and integrated care system, delivered locally whenever
possible. Our mission is to establish a place of new possibilities, hope
and healing in our community. Our comprehensive cancer center will bring
together specialists, clinical research, and cutting-edge technology to
compassionately care for the body, mind and spirit of our patients and
family members. Together, we will make the once impossible, possible.
A New Approach to Cancer Care in Our Community
Every day in our country, 4,500 people's lives are forever changed
by a diagnosis of cancer.
To address this devastating national and local need, Mission Hospital will
revolutionize cancer care in south Orange County.
The Leonard Cancer Institute will provide the latest cancer treatments
right here in our community, ensuring south Orange County residents local
access to specialized cancer care, not previously available.
Our program will include multidisciplinary treatments, based on the
latest research and evidence, and personalized to each patient's specific
tumor, cancer type and genetics. Our comprehensive cancer programs and
services will meet the unique needs of each patient - body, mind and spirit.
Specialized and dedicated clinicians
Our expert multi-disciplinary clinical team is highly accomplished in cancer
diagnostics, research, treatment, patient care, education and prevention.
Personalized cancer care
Our program will include analysis of genetic and medical factors leading
to different types of cancer. Knowing each patient's unique genetic
makeup, helps us treat cancer individually.
Innovative technology and diagnostics
Technology and innovation in cancer care is rapidly evolving. Advanced
technologies will enable us to transform the status quo in cancer care,
leading patients to more personalized and accurate treatment plans, while
enabling physicians to do their jobs more effectively.
Robotic surgical technology has also advanced rapidly allowing surgeons
to operate on tumors in early stages or tumors in close proximity to sensitive
organs without damaging healthy tissue.
Dedicated nurse navigators
Relatively new members of the multi-disciplinary care team; nurse navigators
help patients traverse the health care system and their treatment plan.
They work to ensure care is coordinated among members of the cancer care
team and are strong advocates for patients.
Progressive research and clinical trials
Working with experts across the country, we can dramatically accelerate
the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that
reduce the devastating effects of cancer. Forming alliances with leading
cancer institutions, we will bring the best in academic medicine to our
south Orange County community.
Extensive education, prevention and psychosocial programs
Beyond treating cancer, we will study its causes and ways to prevent, detect
and improve tolerance of treatment side effects. Our programs will incorporate
body, mind and spirit care, including integrative medicine and natural
treatments such as acupuncture, massage and yoga that reduce stress and
anxiety and improve overall well-being.
Sacred Encounters with Our Patients:
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer on November 30, 2016. Within minutes
of receiving this life altering news, the staff at the Women's
Wellness Center was by my side. I never felt alone, and they continue
to support me. As I've watched the staff in action, I learned that
every woman who comes to Mission Hospital and the Women's Wellness
Center receives the same compassionate care. I am so thankful for them."
So many incredible physicians and nurses have cared for me, including my
surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Kushner and medical oncologist, Dr. L. Stuart Nagasawa.
I was delightfully surprised with how much time they spent with my family
and me the first few weeks. I know how busy physicians are, but we never
felt rushed. I am so thankful for their expertise and the care they continue
to provide. I also have great appreciation for the amazing nurses and
staff on the oncology floor, and the care they provide their patients.
This breast cancer journey has been difficult, but we have been so blessed
to have my Mission family caring for me. I joined the Mission family 19
years ago as a nurse on the Labor and Delivery unit. I am so thankful
to have Mission Hospital as my source of health care.
I witness our remarkable caregivers in action each day, but to receive
this exceptional care personally, truly solidified what a remarkable place
Mission Hospital is. I am so proud to be a part of it.
Aime, Blair, Nick, and
RN CNIII, Labor and Delivery
Together We Will Make the Once Impossible, POSSIBLE
Cancer touches almost everyone
While we have made great strides in cancer identification, treatment and
research, there is still much to be done.
When you give to the Leonard Cancer Institute, you have the opportunity
to make a tremendous difference in the lives of cancer patients by supporting
innovative technology, advanced patient care, dedicated research and comprehensive
education and prevention programs.
This type of incredible innovation and development requires extraordinary
philanthropic support from our community. We must have your support to
bring this remarkable level of patientcentered care to south Orange County.
Community philanthropic investment in the Leonard Cancer Institute will
ensure we can provide the highest level of cancer care, at home, in our
Endowed medical chairs - Help bring the best oncologists to south Orange County to provide medical
leadership, drive program development and create research opportunities.
Dedicated nurse navigators - Help patients navigate the diverse network of treatments, clinical trials
and recovery programs.
Innovative technology and diagnostics - Help us provide patients with more personalized and accurate cancer
care with these new technologies:
- Linear Accelerator - $4,000,000
- PET CT - $2,500,000
- 3T MRI - $1,700,000
- CT Simulator - $800,000
- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy - $625,000
Progressive research and clinical trials - Help us connect our medical leadership with the best in academic medicine.
Clinical trials provide cancer patients with more options by connecting
them to a national cancer network.
Psychosocial programs and services - Help us prevent, detect and improve tolerance of treatment side effects.
Our programs incorporate body, mind and spirit in order to enhance the
quality of life for patients during and after treatment.
#MissionPossible fund any amount - Cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses. Your giving at
any level will support our physicians and clinicians in their work to
address the whole patient and deliver coordinated, comprehensive, personalized
cancer care in the most patient centric, efficient manner.
Join us as we build a model of change that will revolutionize cancer care today.
Support the Cancer Institute
To learn more about the Leonard Cancer Institute, please contact.
Gwen Anderson, Mission Hospital Foundation
Gwen.Anderson@stjoe.org or (949) 365-2468.