Mission Neuroscience Institute
Support the Mission Neuroscience Institute
Our vision is to be the premier Neuroscience Institute by continually seeking
innovation and technological advances to provide affordable and accessible
services. The institute will be recognized as the destination hospital
for outstanding, high value clinical care.
Our mission is to restore neurological health by providing a collaborative
team of medical experts and experienced caregivers who serve patients
in a healing environment.
By the Numbers:
- Mission Hospital is south Orange County's designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center. This places us among the top hospitals in the nation for
treating the most complex stroke cases, with comprehensive care for a
variety of complex cerebrovascular conditions.
- During a recent Joint Commission Stroke Program survey, several of our
protocols and practices were recommended for submission in the commission’s
best practice library.
- At a successful Commission Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
re-accreditation survey for our Acute Rehab and Outpatient Day Programs,
Mission Hospital received high praise and commendations for our Brain
Injury Specialty Programs for adults and adolescents.
- Our dedicated and highly-skilled physicians and clinical teams have completed
3,135 procedures since January 2015.
- MNI fosters collaborative program development with other specialties throughout
the hospital and health system including:
- Neuro-oncology: A regional approach to identifying the best care for personalized
Severe Brain Injury Program: Recognized for Clinical Excellence by the
Joint Commission and is a leader in the management of severe TBI using
- Surgical ICU: Recipient of numerous AACN Circle of Excellence awards.
- Concussion Clinic: Developed in 2017 to see patients who need additional
therapy and support from concussions.
- Expert physician recruitment in the areas of: Movement Disorders, Epilepsy
and Seizures, Peripheral Nerve and Neuro Trauma.
This letter is from the family of a grateful patient.
Words can never express how grateful my family is for the staff, physicians,
and neuro-surgeons at Mission Hospital. It truly is hard being on the
other side of patient care. We are forever grateful for your help, support,
and kindness through this whole ordeal. We get to celebrate another birthday
with my daddy because of you.
~ CJ Tacub
Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery System: Radiosurgery provides a three-dimensional view of tumors for optimal positioning
and precise delivery of radiation. This enables physicians to create specific
treatment plans for tumor removal, while retaining a large percentage
of healthy tissue.
Endowed chairs: Bring the best neuroscience physicians to south Orange County to provide
medical leadership, program development and research opportunities.
- $2,000,000-$3,000,000 per chair
BrightMatter Surgical System: Provides surgeons with precision tools guided by advanced imaging and
monitoring capabilities. This surgical system provides seamless and responsive
integration of imaging technology in cranial and spine surgeries.
Surgical Robotic and Navigation System:This system combines surgical navigation and robotic guidance for spinal
surgery via minimally invasive and open screw placement procedures. The
system is designed to minimize radiation exposure, streamline workflow,
and reproducibly assist in implant placement.
O-Arm: Mobile x-ray machine that provides surgeons with a 360-degree scan of the
patient's changing anatomy while in the operating room.
Stealth Navigation System: This surgical navigation technology allows us to perform major brain,
spine or neck surgery through minimal incisions with un-paralleled safety
and accuracy. This translates to lower risk and complication rates and
greatly increases the accuracy of procedures.
BrightMatter Three Dimensional Imaging and Simulator: Offers preoperative imaging tools for life-like training and immediate
data processing of three dimensional images. Simulator expands physician
and clinical support team training for critical and invasive cranial surgeries.
Support the Mission Neuroscience Institute
Your support is a philanthropic investment in innovative neuroscience programs
and equipment. Thanks to you, Mission Hospital will continue to provide
world-class neuroscience care for our community.
For more information on the Neuroscience Institute, please contact
Contact John D. Miller at
John.Miller@stjoe.org or (949) 364-7701.