Awards & Recognition - System Office
St. Joseph Health: One of Orange County’s Best Places to Work
St. Joseph Health’s system office is proud to be named one of Orange
County’s Best Places to Work in 2016. This honor from the Orange
County Business Journal places us among a select group of employers recognized
for their treatment of their employees as well as their retention and
We have long known SJH employees have a deep connection to their workplace.
This recognition is a reflection on the dedication, compassion and heart
of our employees, who come to St. Joseph Health every day to serve our
patients, our communities and one another.
More than 400 system office employees voluntarily answered questions about
our leadership, culture, communication, work environment, training and
benefits. They spoke highly of our work environment, which feeds the needs
of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
Here's what some of our employees had to say:
Christine B. – Clinical Research
When I think of working at St. Joseph Health, the first thing I see is
home. SJH is a place where the focus is not only on the patient, but everyone
here who provides the assistance to those on the front lines, and we all
play an important role.
The leadership at SJH is open, respectful, and makes SJH a fun place to
be. My manager has my back, and I know she wants me to be successful in
all I do. My colleagues are supportive and we are family. Sure it’s
not perfect, but when things do happen, the goal is how to fix it, not
to place blame.
Anza V., Wellness & Health Improvement
Working at St. Joseph Health is incredibly satisfying, rich and rewarding.
You become a part of this amazing and wonderful endeavor – and you
grow tremendously in the process. Each day I am presented with new challenges
and situations. My manager allows me to be as creative as I can, encourages
me to grow, and welcomes my feedback and ideas—which helps me to
stay interested. I know when I go home that I did something meaningful
Ryan G., IT Engineer
I love SJH because our culture and legacy bring people together to do amazing
things. Our leadership values progress and continuous improvement over
perfection. Because of this, my teammates and I feel safe to innovate
and challenge norms; we’re given the creative latitude and freedom
to solve problems that affect healthcare. We are a cohesive team that
works and plays together – I wouldn’t doubt some of our best
ideas were hatched off-campus over dinner.
Casey S., Application Services
I have worked at St. Joseph Health for over 20 years, and the devotion
to living our mission and values, as aligned with the Sisters of St. Joseph
or Orange, is why I love working here. Our purpose is to meet the health
care needs of our community, especially the most vulnerable, even during
challenging economic times.
Elizabeth B., HR Benefits
I love working on the benefits team at SJH. Our director, Susie Thompson,
is an outstanding leader. Regardless of how busy she is, she will drop
everything to listen to a team member’s problem or idea, or answer
a question. She truly empowers, inspires and supports us.
As a result, our team is excellent and we have a great time working together
– we have fun even when the hours are long or when things get a
little stressful. There is a distinct feeling of camaraderie on our team
because we’re working together to provide an essential service to
our fellow employees. Plus, I’m never bored. We are always busy,
and constantly learning something new. This environment engages me and
inspires me to do my best work.
In addition, working on the benefits team allows me to feel like I’m
making a difference to our organization in a way that aligns with our
values. Benefits are incredibly important to our employees, but understanding
the options can feel overwhelming. I enjoy being able to assist employees
navigate the choices and make selections that best fit their needs.
Heather P., IT Administration
Becoming part of this organization is like being with family every day.
Working here means it is my responsibility to be an example of our values, through
Sacred Encounters with everyone I meet, through the
excellence of my work, through
justice by dedicating every resource I have in taking care of our dear neighbor. Through
dignity, by sharing needed information and encouraging decision making responsibility
and accountability at all levels. And lastly, through
service by bringing together others who recognize that every interaction is a
unique opportunity to serve one another.
You see, I know every day the people who walk into our hospitals are immediately
impacted by what I do here at St. Joseph. I am part of their care; I am
part of making a difference in their lives. And while what I do here at
St. Joseph Health does not touch the patient directly, everything I do
every day helps to make their lives better.
Each morning I start with a deep breath, reflection, and remember: I am
here to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, our patients.
Matt B., Strategic Services
I chose St. Joseph Health because of a personal alignment with the mission,
vision and values of the organization. I love working at St. Joseph Health
because of the people, the culture and the opportunities to make a positive
contribution. The people that work at St. Joseph Health are unique, some
would endeavor to say that it is a family, and everyone’s family.
Treating each other with respect, compassion and dignity is embedded in
the heart of the St. Joseph culture. Finally, the opportunity to make
a positive contribution to something much bigger than myself is extremely
rewarding; knowing that my everyday work is ultimately helping to further
the Mission of St. Joseph Health.
Christine B., Finance
I love St. Joseph Health because SJH cares for me as a person. In the past
16 years, I have an opportunity to learn and grow professionally.
I love what we stand for. I feel that I am able to contribute to our organization’s
mission - continuing the healing ministry of Jesus. I love seeing the
sisters’ presence and getting involved in our operations. I love
that our core values of Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Service are not
just a poster on the wall. We live our
Service values by providing patients with perfect care and sacred encounters, regardless
of their ability to pay. We demonstrate
Justice values by improving the health and the quality of life in the communities
that we serve. I love that our organization lives our
Excellence values by providing a continuum of care, from health coaching to preventive
care, from hospital care to home care (i.e. home health, hospice and personal
care services). Our employees demonstrate
Dignity values in their work and in interactions with others – treating
everyone with dignity and respect.
Sean L., Application Development
I love St Joseph because it is my HOME away from home!!!
Having come from sales industry and after years with other health organizations,
I absolutely love SJH’s culture. I particularly enjoy people and
the diversity of it all. The environment is incredibly empowering and
the core values of the Health System align perfectly with mine.
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