Beauty In Grace is a women’s giving circle in south Orange County created to support women at Saddleback Medical Center. Our members demonstrate the beauty of philanthropy and carry themselves with grace to improve the health of women in our community.
List of Women's Health Services and Programs
In just three years, Beauty In Grace has made a significant impact on women’s services at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center.
In our inaugural year, this women’s giving circle helped fund breast MRI equipment for diagnostic screening and biopsies. In 2018, we purchased NicView video streaming equipment for the NICU, so parents of preemies could see their babies on a smartphone or tablet when they couldn’t be at bedside. In 2019, we funded cryoablation equipment and a blanket warmer for the Breast Center, which freezes fibroadenomas and early-stage tumors.
In just three years, membership gifts of $1,000, pooled with others, have totaled $206,000! We are tangibly making a difference in how we care for women at Saddleback Medical Center.
This year we will help Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Postpartum (LDRP) purchase the following:
Bilirubin Testing Units
These noninvasive monitors screen newborns' bilirubin levels transcutaneously (on the skin), so the baby doesn't have to be pricked for a blood draw.
LDRP has seen an increase in high-risk pregnant mothers who need cardiac monitoring when admitted to the hospital. This transport monitor can be carried from room to room when needed.
We are asking all members to make an annual gift of $1,000. By pooling gifts of this size, the group can more substantially impact the women’s issues relevant to them.
Members gather annually at a beautiful luncheon to hear how membership gifts are touching women's lives at Saddleback Medical Center. This year’s appreciation luncheon will take place on February 4, 2020, at Montage Laguna Beach, and will include networking, socializing and an inspirational speaker.
Beauty In Grace Founding Circle (L-R): Cecilia Belew, Saddleback Medical Center Foundation President; Nora Evans, M.D.; Mary O’ Toole, M.D.; Jane Frederick, M.D.; Cathy Han, M.D., Beauty In Grace Chair; Laurie Louie; Barbara Victor, M.D.; Diane Libertella; Wende Ludas; and Dawn Levine
*As of January 23, 2020
For more information, please call (949) 452-3724.
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