Only with your help, can we provide extraordinary care
Thanks to your philanthropic support and partnership, we consistently strive for excellence in patient-centered care at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
Philanthropic giving enables us to provide comprehensive and leading-edge care for patients, beyond standard medical care. For example, your financial gifts allow the Long Beach Medical Center provide physical, emotional, and psychological healing through services such as fitness and exercise programs, a cancer support group, nurse navigation, nutritional counseling, oncology rehabilitation, to only mention a few.
Plus, your support allows the Family Resource Center located at Miller Children’s & Women’s help new families with critical programs, including, the parent-to-parent Mentor Program, translation services, life-skill workshops, a warmline to allow access bilingual families with a parent-to-parent support, and so much more!
Please consider making your gift today.
Julienne’s pregnancy was deemed high-risk because her unborn daughter, Isabella, had stopped growing. “Isabella was supposed to be born in March, but since she stopped growing, it was decided that it would be best for me to be induced early,” said Julienne.
Julienne gave birth to Isabella at the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s at 38 weeks. Miller Children’s & Women’s houses a level IV maternal care center and a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) under the same roof, which means that a premature baby is treated at the same hospital as the recovering mother.
Since she was born with a cleft lip and palate and a congenital heart disease, Julienne struggled eating and breathing. “Being a NICU parent is emotionally and physically overwhelming, but the NICU team together with the Family Resource Center gave us help and support in all ways possible.”
Isabella underwent the first in a series of surgeries to correct her cleft lip. She was connected with the Craniofacial Program at the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s where her surgery was beyond successful.
“Having a child with many medical needs is really overwhelming, but with so much help and support from the Miller Children’s & Women’s care team to our family, it was bearable” said Deniele, Isabella’s father.
You can help make a difference in the lives of expectant mothers and their babies throughout their medical journey by donating today.
Imagine if your doctor shared with you, “you have cancer.” Now, imagine it happened again. Sharon was recently diagnosed with her second breast cancer diagnosis, during a routine appointment with her gynecologist.
Sharon received six rounds of chemotherapy over five months, and 28 straight days of radiation. After the treatments, the lymph nodes were removed and none were positive – meaning that the chemotherapy worked.
Everyone’s experience fighting breast cancer is different, therefore it is important to customize each patient’s plan to address individual needs. This includes providing services such as fitness and exercise programs, a cancer support group, nutritional counseling, and oncology rehabilitation, all designed to improve the quality of life and promote wellness and well-being.
After this part of her cancer journey, Sharon volunteered to be a peer mentor with the Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support & Education Program at Long Beach Medical Center. Women Guiding Women is a unique program that connects newly diagnosed breast and gynecologic cancer patients with specially trained survivors.
“I was hesitant to participate because many new cancer survivors don’t wat to hear that there could be a recurrence. But, I was paired with a woman who had a recurrence, and it was great to share stories and know that someone else has been on this journey. Women Guiding Women reminds you that you aren’t alone.”
Your financial support is crucial to ensure that patients, like Sharon, are not alone on their breast cancer journeys.
For additional questions or for more information, please contact:
Josué E. Hernández
Annual Giving Manager
Memorial Medical Center Foundation