Mission Hospital has been serving the community for over 50 years and continues its commitment to providing our community members with the highest quality and advanced care with compassion, dignity and respect.
Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 504-bed acute care hospital in Mission Viejo, California. As a verified adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Center, Mission Hospital provides a full range of specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, and a variety of other specialty services. Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.
Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through various healthcare quality benchmarks. Mission Hospital is part of Providence, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
At Mission Hospital, we provide a comprehensive range of patient care services and are continually elevating the standards of clinical care through our many Centers of Excellence:
- Heart Center
- Imaging Center
- Mission Neuroscience Institute
- Regional Trauma Center
- Stroke Center
- Women's Center
We also enhance our caring capabilities through affiliations with these fine health care organizations:
- CHOC at Mission Hospital
- Mission Surgery Center
- Camino Health Center
- Family Resource Centers
- St. Joseph Home Health Network
Mission Hospital is committed to providing compassionate, reliable and safe care. That’s why we continually implement quality initiatives that ensure our patients receive the absolute best care. Our quality dashboard shows our progress on five quality measures.
At Mission Hospital strongly believe that the reason that we are able to fulfill our mission is because of the support that the community provides to us. All those who make generous donations to our programs and those who make donations of their time as volunteers, embrace the Spirit of Giving and are the backbone of our ministry. It is the spirit, generosity and hard work of these individuals and businesses that truly give us the ability to provide the high-quality of care to our community.
By having this unwavering support, we are always striving to provide compassionate care and cutting edge technology that works flawlessly together to not only increase the health of patients, but also works to promote well-being in our communities. We hope that visitors, patients and the community alike are all able to benefit from our efforts to promote health as well as a higher quality of life.
Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 by a group of proactive, physicians who realized the need for accessible, quality medical care to serve the growing community. Over the decades, Mission Hospital has continued to develop new programs and services to meet the community’s ever changing needs. In 1993, Mission Hospital partnered with CHOC Children’s to provide pediatric services and a year later, became a member of the St. Joseph Health, which is a nonprofit Catholic health care ministry founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. In 2009, Mission Hospital expanded its geographic footprint to include South Orange County’s coast line by acquiring Mission Hospital Laguna Beach.
Sisters of St. Joseph - A Legacy of Caring
St. Joseph Health is a ministry sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry, who originated in 17th century France with the unique vision of a Jesuit priest named Jean-Pierre Médaille. He visualized an order of religious women who would venture out into the community, seek out "the dear neighbors" and minister to their needs.
In 1912, a small contingent of the Sisters of St. Joseph came to Eureka, California, to establish a school. With the influenza epidemic of 1918, the Sisters temporarily abandoned their education efforts to care for the sick. They realized the small community desperately needed a hospital. In 1920, the Sisters opened St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka.
Today the Sisters continue their work through the sponsorship of acute care hospitals, home health care, rehabilitation programs, primary care clinics and many community outreach and wellness programs. In each community we touch, we reach out to care for the poor and vulnerable.
Watch a video on the heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and take a virtual tour of the Motherhouse.
The following statement of philosophy is based on the core values, tradition and care of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to promote understanding and unified efforts throughout the organization in fulfilling the mission of healing. The philosophy is the foundation for the organization, which makes it operational on a daily basis.
Life is a gift from God to be cherished and respected in all its stages from conception through death to life eternal.
In respecting the sacredness of life, we strive:
- To act in accordance with the ethical principles and teachings of the Catholic Church
- To protect each person's right to life and ensure the terminal patient's right to a dignified death
- To offer spiritual support and comfort to those who face death or are suffering
- To educate ourselves and the public about medical-ethical issues
Every person has dignity and worth because each is a unique creation.
In respecting personal dignity and worth, we strive:
- To provide quality care for all patients without distinction
- To honor each person's right to privacy, confidentiality and self-determination
- To ensure equality and opportunity and just labor practices for employees
In respecting each person's uniqueness, we strive:
- To provide individualized and person-centered care
- To ensure that spiritual care is available for each patient
- To support and appreciate one another and contribute to an environment that recognizes the contribution of each person
Patients deserve quality health care services in a professional and well managed environment
To ensure quality services and professionalism, we strive:
- To operate sound management principles which allow the mission to be promoted with efficiency and effectiveness
- To vigilantly guard and manage our resources with strong stewardship and accountability
- To foster training and growth in skills, competence and professionalism
- To maintain an environment in which responsibility and accountability are clearly defined and performance is fairly evaluated
- To encourage and recognize creativity and excellence in the performance of service
An environment of unity and harmony contributes to healing and wellness
In contributing to a harmonious environment, we strive:
- To collaborate as a health care team in caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and staff
- To foster open communication that includes active listening and consistent sharing of information
- To maintain attitude and behavior that promotes a spirit of cooperation and hospitality
- To cooperate with other facilities and agencies to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve
Mission Hospital is committed to the highest ethical principles in delivering quality health care. It is equally committed to the healing mission of the Catholic Church, which provides our ministry with those social and moral principles.
Through this hospital corporation and its services, programs, and works, the leadership of Mission Hospital seeks to give public witness to the gospel values of Christ's healing ministry by providing health care to the civic and adjoining communities of south Orange County. Services provided by Mission Hospital and its employees, contribute to the central mission of healing in Christ's name.
Each person performs a significant role in accomplishing that mission by striving to provide excellent service in a manner that is compassionate and respectful. Mission Hospital assumes a leadership role in assessing and responding to the needs of the community, especially the needs of the medically underserved and disadvantaged persons.
Board of Trustees
Reza Dehkordi, MD - Internist
Mission Heritage Medical Group
Shannon Dwyer, Esq - Chief Practice Officer & Senior Advisor
THEO Executive Group
Co-Founder & Head of Business Banking at Integro Bank
Mark Hebner - President
Index Fund Advisors, Inc.
Jaime Muñoz - Vice Chair
Public Child Welfare Services Administrator
Orange County Social Services Agency
Steven Pal - Chair
Principal Healthcare Consultant
PDC Transaction Partners, LLC
Lisa Perrine - Chief Executive Officer
James Quandt - Managing Partner
Thomas James Capital, Inc.
Josh M. Randall, MD - Urologist
Orange County Urology Associates, Inc.
Seth Teigen, Chief Executive
Stephen Tocci, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Community Orthopedic Medical Group
Sister Herlinda Ramirez Machado, CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Raul Marquez, MD - President
Mission Heritage Medical Group
Melanie Spencer Wolf, DO - Internist
As stewards of life-long health and well-being, we actively pursue certifications that require us to adhere to the highest standards of care. Both of our campuses most recent achievements include:
- Magnet® recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons
- Comprehensive Stroke Center designation, the highest level of stroke care awarded by The Joint Commission.
- CARF accreditation:
- Baby Friendly designation by Baby Friendly, USA, for a commitment to breast feeding promotion, education and resources for new families to ensure babies have a healthy start.
Patient care and safety
We know you come to Providence because you trust the care we provide. We want you to know our mission for your good health and safety is a top priority. Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and patient safety and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Any individual believing that he or she has concerns regarding patient safety or quality of care concerns at Providence Health & Services that the hospital has not addressed appropriately may contact The Joint Commission.
If your issue remains unresolved, you have the right to:
- Contact the Joint Commission Office:
- Submit a concern online at www.jointcommission.org and click on “Report a Safety Event”
- Fax to: (630) 792-5636
- Mail to: The Joint Commission Office of Quality and Patient Safety, One Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
- Contact the California Dept of Public Health (CDPH)
- Mail to: 3400 Aerojet Ave, Suite 323, El Monte, CA 91731
- Phone: (800) 228-1019
- Fax: (626) 927-9293
When submitting a complaint to the Joint Commission about an accredited organization, you may either provide your name and contact information or submit your complaint anonymously. Providing your name and contact information enables the Joint Commission to inform you about the actions taken in response to your complaint, and also to contact you should additional information be needed. It is the Joint Commission's policy to treat your name as confidential information and not to disclose it to any other party. However, it may be necessary to share the complaint with Providence Health & Services in the course of a complaint investigation.
Joint Commission policy forbids an accredited organization from taking retaliatory actions against employees for having reported a patient safety or quality of care concern to the Joint Commission.
Please note: The Joint Commission does not address individual billing issues and payment disputes. It also does not have jurisdiction in labor relations issues or the individual clinical management of a patient.