St. Joseph/ Mission Hospital Invite Parents & Teens to Spend "Date Night" Together

February 22, Laguna Beach, CA. Mission Hospital, part of St. Joseph Health, in collaboration with the Laguna Beach Community Coalition, is pleased to offer a three-part series of weekly conversations for parents and their teens called, “Date Night: An Evening with the Important Young Person in Your Life.”

“The Date Night courses are specifically designed to foster healthy family communication in a casual, safe environment,” explains Marci Mednick with Mission Hospital. “Mission Hospital’s primary goal is first and foremost to serve our community and improve the quality of life of those in our own neighborhoods. Enabling teens to communicate with their parents, while helping parents better understand them, is a vital component of a healthy family, and will ultimately improve their relationship.”

Mission Hospital has partnered with local teen expert, Dr. Stacie Cooper, Psy.D, an Adolescent Life Coach and Mindfulness Instructor. The series focuses on building skills, tools and techniques needed for becoming conscious, compassionate, and resilient individuals. Starting Monday, March 6, Dr. Cooper will cover subjects including: creating your ideal self; how to have meaningful conversations (without a device!); and de-stressing your life using techniques of mindfulness.

“We realize that raising a teen in our fast-paced, digital world is harder than ever,” added Mednick. “Date Night is just one of several events provided by Mission Hospital to promote healthy youth development and improve the well-being of the community.” Other events can be found on and the City’s recreation brochure.


$45 for three-part dinner series

Cost includes one adult plus one child (ages 11 - 15)

Monday’s March 6 – March 21| 6:30-8 p.m.

Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center

380 Third Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

View the complete schedule of events.

About Mission Hospital

As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,500 employees. Mission Hospital, a ministry of St. Joseph Health, has been serving the greater needs of the community for more than 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is the only designated trauma center in South Orange County. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services. Mission Hospital offers specialty care in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, women’s services, urology, mental health & wellness, head and neck and other key specialties. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital has received numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care. For more information, visit

Previous Article
St. Mary Receives 2017 Women's Choice Award

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’...

Next Article
Should I vaccinate my child?
Should I vaccinate my child?

There’s a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of vaccines in the parenting world. Use this graphic to...