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Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show Raises Nearly $250,000 to Help Ensure Affordable Health Care for Thousands

Over the last 34 years, the auxiliary has raised more than $7.3 million in support of Camino Health Center, affiliated with Mission Hospital.

Tablescape that included fine china and crystal and Cartier champagne donated by Gaye Birtcher and Matrice Varela and a Porshe Experience Package. In addition, a special One in One Hundred drawing featuring a stunning 18 karat yellow gold, diamond and cultured pearl necklace, valued at $5,000 graciously donated by Jean-Jacques Mamie Fine Jewelry.

Volunteer leaders play a vital role in the success of the event. We thank Honorary Chair, Charlene Jessup and event co-chairs, Teresa Bell and Margaret Kalimada for their dedication and countless hours of planning. 

Since the auxiliary was founded in 1984, it has raised more than $7.3 million and supported more than one million patient visits at Camino Health Center. A federally qualified health center with locations in San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Lake Forest, Camino Health Center is devoted to meeting the health care needs of uninsured and underinsured residents; the center depends heavily on financial support from the community. 

The proceeds from the fashion show will allow Camino Health Center to provide vital primary medical care, mental health and wellness services, family dental care, optometry and nutrition care.  

To learn more about Camino Health Center Auxiliary, please visit www.mission4health.com/caminoauxiliary

About Mission Hospital Foundation

Mission Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic catalyst for Mission Hospital. The foundation embodies the Spirit of Giving™ by building lifelong relationships with community members and raising funds for Mission Hospital.  Every dollar donated to Mission Hospital Foundation supports ongoing investment in:

  • Advanced technology and cutting-edge programs and services
  • Innovative research initiatives and collaboration
  • Nursing excellence through enhanced recruitment and ongoing training and development

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 523-bed acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California. As one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Mission Hospital provides a full range of reputable specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, head and neck, and a variety of other specialty services. Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 54-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through a multitude of healthcare quality benchmarks. Mission Hospital is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and Sisters of Providence. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com.

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