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There are many exciting and inspiring things happening at Providence Mission Hospital Foundation. We’re glad to share them with you. 

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Passion Project

Cathy and Richard Hubbell have expressed their gratitude for Providence Mission Hospital through their enthusiastic support in many ways.

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Tender Hearts

Providence Mission Hospital is known for caring for the whole family, not just the patient. Jarrod Daniel knows that after a frightening heart episode.

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Cultivating Compassion

Donna and Kurt have honored their family’s legacy with a recent gift to Providence Mission Hospital’s Digestive Health Institute in honor of their children.

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Mission Accomplished

Providence Mission Hospital Foundation has achieved its $35 million launch goal for the Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness.

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Providence Unified

In February 2021, Providence Mission Hospital began to transition signage on their campuses to a new brand. A unified brand will make it easier for our community to recognize which ministries and partners are part of our comprehensive network of care.

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Donor Spotlight | Steve Nordeck

Steve Nordeck was a longtime resident and business owner who loved the San Juan Capistrano community. Always philanthropically minded, Steve was a grateful patient who, upon his passing from cancer, provided a generous bequest that will be used to support the Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness at Providence Mission Hospital.

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Camino Health Center Transition

Providence Mission Hospital Foundation supports and applauds this major step forward in Camino’s growth and development, which we believe will serve Camino and our south Orange County community well.

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A Century of Commitment

Few individuals reach 100 years of age. Fewer still are those who get there with an indomitable zest for life, untiring determination and a profound spirit of giving
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Henry Wolfe attended Boston Latin School (the oldest public school in America) and received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. From there, he attended Boston University for his medical degree.

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“Just Happy to Have Helped”

For some people, humility doesn’t require effort; it’s simply a way of life. Neil and Barbara Phillips are those kinds of people.
Neil grew up in the town of Pleasant Hill outside of San Francisco. Hired straight out of college into the fledgling industry of cable television, Neil was transferred to Southern California, where he met his wife, Barbara.

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Leonard Cancer Institute: Embracing the Future and Celebrating a Successful Year

“Looking back, our first year has been amazing,” says Terry Wooten, executive director of operations at Mission Hospital.

The Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness opened in November 2019. With its four-story, state-of-theart facility and personalized, molecular-based medicine, the Leonard Cancer Institute provides patients in our community with specialized cancer care — ensuring that residents of South Orange County have access to the most advanced oncology treatments available.

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A Labor of Love

Katie Rommelfanger knew that she wanted to be a nurse at Mission Hospital from a remarkably young age and jumped at the chance to shadow a Mission nurse when she was just 15 years old. She eventually obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Texas at Arlington.

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MRI at Laguna Beach

In 2016, Mission Hospital embarked on a vital fundraising initiative to expand the Emergency Departments at both locations: Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo. By 2019, the five-phase expansion and restoration of the Sue and Bill Gross Emergency Department at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach was completed.

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Bridging generations

For the Billingsleys, starting out at Mission Hospital has become something of a family tradition. And today, moms like Kelsey have even more options than ever.

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A second chance for one of our bravest

This Orange County firefighter ruptured a disc in his spine while on the job, setting in motion a cycle of failed procedures and opioid abuse. That’s when he discovered Providence Mission Hospital Orthopedic Institute and an innovative neurotransmitter treatment.

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World-class Cancer Care In Action

Brendan McBrien, middle school music teacher, former jaw cancer patient
Every day, 4,500 lives are forever changed by the words, “You have cancer.” Despite the medical advances in cancer treatment, this is still an alarming diagnosis. That’s why Mission Hospital is revolutionizing cancer care to fight for you and those you love, just as we did for Brendan.

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The gift that gives back

Fifteen years ago, Jean Glenn received a letter from Mission Hospital Foundation explaining the benefits of a charitable gift annuity. Well versed in financial matters and a dedicated hospital auxiliary member, Jean carefully reviewed the salient facts.

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Corporate spotlight: Alliant gives back

Last year, Alliant Insurance Services set out to expand its involvement in the community. Mission Hospital was chosen as the recipient of Alliant’s efforts, with the company making a generous $75,000 pledge to name the Wellness Room at the newly opened Judi and Bill Leonard Cancer Institute for Prevention, Treatment and Wellness.

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Standing the test of time

The lives and legacy of Ray and Betty Ann Meliza have stood the test of time. You’ll not find their names on the credits of a Hollywood movie, or on a list of “Who’s Who.” Yet, because of their uncompromising values and integrity, they have left a lasting impression.

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A reason to give thanks

Tragedies often occur without warning or preparation but Mission Hospital’s Trauma Center is always ready. Just days before Thanksgiving, 24-year-old Alex was admitted to Mission Hospital. Alex had suffered a cervical spine fracture with traumatic brain injury during a waterslide accident while vacationing in Mexico with his family.

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A connection between mind, body and soul

One minute Hari was enjoying a ride on his motorcycle in Irvine and the next he was launched into the air, when broadsided by a car. “I landed on my hands, breaking my wrist and the top of my left foot was completely ripped off,” recalls Hari. “I called my 911 and my wife, Asha.”

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A letter from a grateful patient

I was in unbelievable pain and finally, I gave in and asked my sister to take me to the hospital. We passed several hospitals as we traveled from Riverside to Mission Hospital. I remembered the amazing care Mission provided when my nephew was born there many years ago, and that’s where I wanted to go.

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A story of luck and hope

Even though many consider Friday the 13th to be an ill-fated day, Arlene says it was her lucky day. That’s the day they found her cancer. Arlene was diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage 4 pancreatic/liver cancer on Friday, June 13, 2014.

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A change of heart

Jim Adam was raised with a love for cooking and food. This love of pizza, hot dogs and burgers was not only hereditary but an addiction. Though Jim didn’t exercise, he remarkably didn’t have high blood pressure or cholesterol.

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An expression of gratitude

Sarah never saw the truck that ran the red light and crashed into her car. In fact, she has little memory of the six weeks following the accident. Her husband John remembers every moment of it, especially the phone call from Mission Hospital telling him that he needed to come to the hospital immediately.

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2022 Golf Tournament

Providence Mission Hospital Foundation is grateful for Audi Mission Viejo | Volvo Mission Viejo | Polestar South Coast for their continuous support as Title Sponsors for the 2022 Annual Golf Classic.

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Bridging generations

For the Billingsleys, starting out at Mission Hospital has become something of a family tradition. And today, moms like Kelsey have even more options than ever.

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A second chance for one of our bravest

This Orange County firefighter ruptured a disc in his spine while on the job, setting in motion a cycle of failed procedures and opioid abuse. That’s when he discovered Providence Mission Hospital Orthopedic Institute and an innovative neurotransmitter treatment.

Read More »

World-class Cancer Care In Action

Brendan McBrien, middle school music teacher, former jaw cancer patient
Every day, 4,500 lives are forever changed by the words, “You have cancer.” Despite the medical advances in cancer treatment, this is still an alarming diagnosis. That’s why Mission Hospital is revolutionizing cancer care to fight for you and those you love, just as we did for Brendan.

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