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Breaking Ground on the Future

Construction on the new Helen Caloggero Women’s and Family Center is underway

The future of women’s health care is taking shape at Providence St. Joseph Hospital.

On September 21, crews broke ground on the Helen Caloggero Women’s and Family Center, marking the culmination of years of planning and fundraising for this unique facility that will offer the full spectrum of health care for women.

Named after Marsha Moeller’s late mother, whose generosity was key to making this project a reality, the building will be the first of its kind, featuring services and amenities focused on women and families.

“It is an exciting time for women in our community,” shares Michelle Genova, MSN, RNC-OB, chief nursing officer at Providence St. Joseph. “The new center will truly ease the way for our patients with innovative technology, new options for maternity care, convenient access to excellent physicians and certified nurse midwives.”

Slated to open in 2024, the advanced four-story facility will rise at the corner of Main Street and Stewart Drive, providing a centralized location for maternity services, imaging, maternal mental health counseling, a pharmacy and more.

One of the center’s unique features is a freestanding natural birth center, providing mothers with individualized care in a welcoming, homelike setting. Staffed by midwives and doulas, the natural birth center will facilitate labor and birth experiences for women and their partners, enhanced by the safety of the hospital campus. The adjacent Midwife Clinic will offer prenatal care and follow-up appointments.

The facility will also include the Center for Pelvic Health, Stork Stop maternity boutique, a grab-and-go cafe and several other medical offices.

The new Helen Caloggero Women’s and Family Center represents a significant investment in the community to help ensure the health of local mothers and children for years to come.

“As women are caring for their families and communities, we want to care for them,” says Sister Thuy Tran of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. “Investing in women’s health today will mean a healthier tomorrow for future generations.”

Michelle agrees. “We’ve always placed patient care as the top priority,” she says, “But the commitment to women has been elevated by our investment in locating so many unique services for women under one roof.”

Thanks to the generous support from our community, the key to that investment is possible.

“Philanthropy is the cornerstone for innovation. We appreciate the dedication of our hospital donors. Without them, the mission and the vision of the Sisters would not be made real,” said Michelle.

In the case of the Helen Caloggero Women’s and Family Center, one donor stands out: longtime foundation supporter Marsha Moeller.

Inspired by her mother’s giving spirit, Marsha’s support spans from personally hosting fundraisers for Providence St. Joseph in her home to serving as the honorary chair of the annual Celebration event.

But her most enduring contribution might be her historic gift to fund her mother’s namesake.

Marsha says she is honored to name the new facility after her mother, who passed when she was only seven years old. “I think of her every single day,” she explains. “I do feel like she’s been very present in my life.”

And now Marsha’s mother will be a presence in the lives of the countless local mothers and children who receive care at our new facility. That gives Marsha a joy that she hopes others will share.

“It makes me happy to give,” she says. “It makes me feel like I’m really contributing.”

For more information on how you can support future generations of women and family care, contact sjofoundation@providence.org or call 714-347-7900.

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The future of women’s care is near at Providence St. Joseph Hospital as crews broke ground on the Helen Caloggero Women’s and Family Center.

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