Mission Community Hospital
Mission Community Hospital is a fully accredited medical institution that is proud to collaborate with the Institute for Female Alternative Medicine and Dr. Tirso del Junco Jr. MD in offering women an alternative to hysterectomy via Female Alternative Surgery (FAS).
Mission is a 145-bed acute care facility located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in greater Los Angeles County, California.
The entire team of qualified physicians, nurses, technicians, and ancillary staff work diligently to provide optimum care in a safe and warm environment. This hospital is home to cutting edge technology because they are committed to providing the most advanced therapies combined with the most compassionate care.
They have assembled a team of highly experienced and leading physicians to bring the best medicine and surgical technology, once available only at large Medical centers, to the community setting. While Mission is deeply committed to a “cutting-edge” surgical and medical approach, they also provide a different hospital experience. Their “boutique environment” has highly personalized nursing care, private rooms, food from an Award winning chef and compassionate staff members who are dedicated to your better health.
Mission Community Hospital pledges to providing all Institute Clientele, and their family members, with the best possible hospital stay while you are here for Female Alternative Surgery.
The Admitting Department has developed procedures to make your admission to Mission Community Hospital as quick and convenient as possible. Your admission will be arranged by the Institute’s staff prior to your arrival.
Items needed for admission:
- Copy of Insurance Card
- Drivers License or Legal Identification
- Any Financial Payments Agreed Upon by Hospital
- Personal toiletries
- Support Belt and Strap from AbdoMend.com
We suggest that you do not bring jewelry or other valuable possessions as we can not assume responsibility for them.
Any medications you bring with you should be turned over immediately to your nurse. While you are an inpatient, medication not prescribed by your attending physician may not be taken, and will be returned to you at the time of your discharge. Please let your physician know of the medications you are taking to avoid incurring an adverse reaction to those that are prescribed or administered during your stay.
Before, During and After Surgery
Before the Operation
Prior to surgery, all patients are required to sign a consent for the surgery.
Except for pre-operative medications, all food, drink and other medications will be withheld after midnight on the day of your surgery.
If you are scheduled to be admitted to the hospital on the day of your surgery, you must arrive at least eight hours prior to the surgery time.
During the Operation
Surgery at Mission Community Hospital is performed in one of our four modern, fully equipped Operating Rooms. During the course of your operation, Dr. del Junco Jr. will be assisted by an assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, registered nurse and additional necessary support staff.
After the Operation
Immediately following surgery, you will be taken to the Recovery Room, where you will receive continuous nursing care until you return to your hospital room.
The hospital has two Nursing Stations, staffed by Registered Nurses (RN’s), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN’s), Nursing Assistants, and a Nursing Supervisor on duty 24 hours per day. If you have concerns or questions, each nursing unit has a Charge Nurse on duty at all times to address those issues.
Our on-site laboratory is in operation 24 hours daily, performing a wide range of routine and emergency testing. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment.
Our Radiology Department is a fully-staffed diagnostic facility. We can provide for an array of services, from basic X-rays and mammograms to state-of-the-art CAT (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
FAS patients remain at Mission Community Hospital 3-4 nights and are given comfortable and spacious private accommodations that welcome a guest should a family member wish to spend the night. Dr. del Junco Jr. recommends that, if possible, someone come and stay with you. Moral support helps tremendously in the recovery process.