Mission Hospital Foundation

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 treatment.
  • Severe Brain Injury Program: Recognized for Clinical Excellence by the Joint Commission and is a leader in the management of severe TBI using multimodality monitoring.
  • 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.

Patient Letter:

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


Philanthropic Needs:

  • 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.
    • $5,000,000
  • 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.
    • $1,000,000
  • 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.
    • $650,000
  • 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.
    • $500,000
  • 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.
    • $400,000
  • 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.
    • $300,000

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.

Contact Gwen Anderson, Executive Director at
(949) 364-2468 or Gwen.Anderson@stjoe.org.