Mission Hospital Foundation

Women's and Infants Institute

Support the Women's & 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 Intensive 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 Care Unit.
  • 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 month, utilizing advanced 4D ultrasound.
  • 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.

Patient Story:

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 family, 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 brilliant Mission's doctors and nurses are."


Philanthropic Needs:

  • 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 diagnosis.
    • $500,000
  • 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.
    • $400,000 annually
  • ​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.
    • $250,000
  • ​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.
    • $200,000
  • ​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.
    • $150,000
  • ​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.
    • Unlimited

Support the Women's & 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 Cynthia Campos, manager, major gifts at (949) 364-7798 or Cynthia.Campos@stjoe.org.