Women and Infants Institute
Support the Women & Infants Institute
Mission Hospital is dedicated to caring for women throughout all stages
of life. Within the Women's Wellness Center you will find women's
health and wellness services, our Breast Care Center and breast imaging
services. Our highly skilled surgical team and technology provides advanced
minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. As one of the busiest labor
and delivery programs in the area., the Mission Maternity Center helps
welcome an average of 3,000 new babies into the world each year.
Our dedication to women is evident in everything we offer: advanced technology,
skilled and compassionate professionals and progressive procedures and
services. Our focus is to ensure women and their families receive individualized
and caring service.
By the Numbers:
- Our labor/delivery and obstetrical nurses average more than 20 years of
experience. Over 40% of these nurses are specially trained with advanced
certification in fetal monitoring and inpatient obstetric care.
- In 2015, there were 2,602 babies born at Mission Hospital. Of those, 220
babies were transferred to the onsite CHOC Neonatal Intenstive Care Unit
for advanced care.
- For babies that need specialty care, parents can take comfort in knowing
that our partnership with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital provides
expert pediatric services including a 24-hour, in-house, board-certified
neonatologist and intensivist staff in the Level III Neonatal Intensive
- We offer a 24-hour, in-house Laborist Program which provides continual
presence of a physician to support our laboring patients should any emergencies arise.
- Highly skilled registered nurses and two board-certified perinatologists
work together with obstetricians and CHOC neonatologists to provide monitored
care for women with high-risk pregnancies. On average, over 600 critical
procedures, including ultrasounds for fetal testing are performed in the
Perinatal Diagnostic and Treatment Center each mohth, utlizing advanced
- In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected
to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.
- Out of 483 breast biopsies performed at Mission Hospital in 2015, 180 cases
were cancerous; 109 breast cancer patients underwent surgery.
When Kristina became pregnant with her second child, she chose the only
hospital she could trust to deliver her baby - Mission Hospital. The baby
would complete their famly, blessing them all with a little girl for big
sister Emerson to watch over.
At 13 weeks, Kristina began to bleed. Under the watchful eye of Kristina's
OB/GYN, careful monitoring was ordered. Over the next 23 weeks Kristina
experienced major bleeds and required several blood transfusions.
"The bleeding wouldn't stop. I felt better that I was at Mission
Hospital with incredible doctors caring for me 24/7, but I still worried
every minute about my baby," says Kristina. "Thankfully, the
nurses at Mission were there for me too. The bond I felt with them helped
me to keep my emotions under control."
Following weeks of complications, the only option was to deliver Parker.
More than two months premature, baby Parker was born weighing just one
pound, one ounce - small enough to fit in your hand.
"She is our miracle. My baby is here today because of Mission Hospital,"
Kristina cried. "Every mom-to-be should know how kind-hearted, attentive
and brillant Mission's doctors and nurses are."
Endowed Chair: Endowed chairs to help bring the best OB/GYNs to south Orange County
providing medical leadership, program development and research opportunities.
- $2,000,000-$3,000,000 per chair
Mobile 3D Tomosynthesis Mammoraphy Unit: Breast Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography provides a clearer, more accurate
view of the breast and allows doctors to more effectively pinpoint the
size, shape, and location of any abnormalities. The result is earlier
detection, increased accuracy and greater patient peace of mind. Taking
this technology to underinsured or uninsured women in the communities
where they live is a critical factor in increasing screening and early
Mission Women's Wellness Center: This support funds mammogram screenings,
diagnostic procedures and genetic counseling for underinsured or unisured
women in our community. These resources provide women with the advantages
of the lastest health care technology; including a navigating tracking
tool and STAR staff program, which provides cancer survivorship training
and cancer rehabilitation.
Labor and Delivery Remodel: It is important to provide an environment that meets not only the medical
requirements of childbirth, but also the emotional and social needs of
the families. The renovation is vital to help create a warm and nurturing
environment to welcome new lives into the Mission Hospital family.
Nursing Scholarships: Nursing scholarships are awarded to Mission Hospital nurses pursuing
advanced nursing degrees. These scholarships enable nurses to receive
additional training and certifications and enhance their skills and knowledge.
da Vinci Operating Bed for Women's Surgeries: The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic device offering enhanced instrument
precision, improved imaging and tremor-free manipulation and fatigue reduction
(often associated with conventional laparoscopy). This specialized surgical
bed will allow surgeons to perform advanced surgeries with precision and
control - using only a few small incisions.
Nursing Scholarship Endowment:Five years ago, a Nursing Endowment fund was created to ensure that resources
would be available in perpetuity. This year 51 nurses were awarded scholarships
in the following categories: Bachelor of Sciene in Nursing, Master of
Science in Nursing, educational seminars and certificate programs. The
requests for scholarships regularly exceed the available resources. The
average cost of a BSN degree can range from $40,000 to $200,000.
Support the Women & Infants Institute
Your support is a philanthropic investment in personal peace of mind. Thanks
to you, Mission Hospital will always be first when seconds matter.
Contact Gwen Anderson, Interim Chief Development Officer at (949) 365-2468 or