Proceeds will support the St. Joseph Hospital
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
Guests will enjoy a fun evening that will include dining experiences, silent
and live auctions and will feature a live performance by the legendary
member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks. The Spirit of St. Joseph Award
will be presented to David and Ruth Seigle and Debbie and Robert del Junco, MD
This year’s Celebration will allow the community to join together
with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to celebrate the hospital’s
achievements from the past year and, most importantly, raise awareness
and money to support the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence.
There has never been a greater need for the compassionate care we provide.
Just consider: approximately 25% of adults in America and 20% of young
people ages 13 through 18 experience symptoms of mental illness in any
given year, and Orange County is not immune from the implications of such
disturbing statistics. Lacking a county hospital, Orange County also lacks
an adequate number of beds to treat those suffering from neuro-psychiatric
illnesses and/or substance use disorders. In fact, a report from the World
Health Organization stated that Orange County had the highest increase
in the rate of suicides of any urban county in the Nation, an increase
of 45% between 2000 and 2010.
St. Joseph Hospital is a longtime leader in neuro-psychiatric and substance
use disorders treatment in our Behavioral Health Center of Excellence.
More than 5,000 patients annually depend on comprehensive, compassionate
programs honed by more than 50 years of experience. Unfortunately, as
highly-respected as the hospital is in the community for the behavioral
health services we provide, the number of beds dedicated to treating the
mentally ill is the same now as it was in 1966 when the population of
our County was less than half the size it is today.
Through generous philanthropic support of Celebration 2016, you have the
opportunity to help provide additional beds and new services with more
specialized treatment in a safe, therapeutic and healing environment.
Your support will positively affect county-wide quality of life and help
to establish a much-needed safe haven that will make a life changing –
even life-saving – difference to thousands of patients every year.
To learn more about the
Innovating for a Healthier Community comprehensive campaign and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
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