$35 million launch goal reached for Orange County’s advanced multidisciplinary cancer center
Providence Mission Hospital Foundation has achieved its $35 million launch goal for the Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness. The philanthropic partnership between Providence Mission Hospital and its community has brought world-class cancer care to south Orange County.
The four-story, 104,000-square-foot cancer facility located directly across Medical Center Road from Providence Mission Hospital’s Mission Viejo campus was financed largely through generous gifts from our community, including a transformational eight-figure gift from long-standing supporters Judi and Bill Leonard, for whom the institute is named. “This institute represents an immense opportunity for our community to bring world-class cancer care to all the residents of south Orange County,” Bill Leonard shared.
Since its 2019 opening, the Leonard Cancer Institute is actively meeting the demand for a full range of cancer services — driven by the latest scientific, genetic and surgical advancements — customizing care for each patient’s needs.
Patients have access to cancer services and seamless care within a single building. The first floor houses the Quandt Serenity Chapel, the Valiant Spa featuring wellness products and services, the Swenson Family Interventional Radiology Center and the Sabatasso Family Healing Garden.
The second floor includes the Walter A. Craig Center for Palliative Care, the Phillips Family Diagnostic Imaging Center, physical therapy, Naydene’s Kitchen for dietary and nutritional instruction and the Pellini Family Conference Center where multidisciplinary tumor board meetings take place.
The third floor is home to the offices of OC Surgeons as well as the Digestive Health Institute, which includes physician offices and endoscopy center. The fourth floor houses the offices of Hematology & Oncology, as well as a therapeutically designed infusion center that provides patients with mountain views and a full range of private, semi-private or communal treatment settings.
“The patient was at the center of every decision the hospital made in designing the institute,” says John Miller, chief philanthropy officer for Providence Mission Hospital Foundation. “While the initial fundraising goal has been reached, we will continue to support our patients and their care providers for as long as the fight against cancer endures.”
To learn more about how you can support the Leonard Cancer Institute, please contact Cynthia.Campos@providence.org or 949-364-7798.
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.