South Coast relaunches women’s council

The women’s advisory council is being relaunched as an support group of the South Coast Medical Center Foundation, according to a news release.

The foundation’s focus is to raise money for new equipment and renovation of the facility, which is remaining at its current site after the possibility of moving out of Laguna Beach for years.

“We have begun an active campaign to recruit South County women who are interested in helping the hospital thrive,” said Elizabeth Schneider, executive director of the foundation, in a news release.

“I encourage women of all ages who are willing to give their time and support to join the women’s advisory council,” she said in the release.


The women’s advisory council will host the annual fashion show, the gala and other events to benefit the hospital.

“We are offering members the opportunity to help South Coast Medical Center’s doctors develop more products, services and information that will be meaningful to the hospital and its patients,” said Julie Christian, honorary chairwoman of the council, in the release.

Membership in the women’s advisory council is $250 a year and offers an opportunity to network with other South Orange County businesswomen and community leaders, invitations to physician and hospital events about new services and procedures, one ticket to the annual fashion show, and more.

The first events for the women’s advisory council will be a state of the hospital reception and breakfast with hospital President and Chief Executive Bruce Christian and Schneider.


Invitations to attend are open to all who are interested in joining the women’s advisory council.

The reception and breakfast events will be held on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. and on June 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the South Coast Medical Center auditorium. Immediately following both events, a tour of the hospital will be available for all who are interested.

Founded in 1959, South Coast Medical Center is a 208-bed facility located in Laguna Beach. In 1998, the medical center joined Adventist Health.

For more information about the women’s advisory council, call Kate Mullins, program manager, at the foundation office, (949) 499-7229.