About Us

St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry.

It is organized into three regions:

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a “continuum of care,” matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Established in 1982, the roots of our health care organization date back more than 100 years to 1912 when a handful of Midwestern religious women, who became the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, traveled across the country to open a school and eventually a small hospital in the lumber town of Eureka, California. Today, SJH continues its work in the tradition of the Sisters through our acute care hospitals, home health care, rehabilitation programs, primary care clinics and many community outreach and wellness programs. In each community it touches, SJH reaches out to care for the poor and vulnerable.

Based in Irvine, Calif., SJH serves 10 distinct communities within these three general regions and strives to provide perfect care while building the healthiest communities and ensuring every encounter is sacred. These extraordinary efforts have been recognized locally and nationally, including distinctions in US News & World Report and Magnet recognition.

What Drives Us

Our mission, vision and values work together to shape our decisions and guide our actions. They form the heart of our health care ministry.

  • Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
  • Our Vision is to bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement and create healthy communities.
  • SJH is transforming to embrace an illness and wellness model and realize a greater balance between hospitals and community-based care. The intent is to become networks of care, addressing the well and the sick.
  • The four core Values of SJH serve as the guiding principles for all we do, shaping our interactions with those whom we are privileged to serve.
    • DIGNITY – We respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the human community and as a unique expression of life.
    • SERVICE – We bring people together who recognize that every interaction is a unique opportunity to serve one another, the community, and society.
    • EXCELLENCE – We foster personal and professional development, accountability, innovation, teamwork, and commitment to quality.
    • JUSTICE – We advocate for systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense of community among all persons.

SJH Core Statistics

FY16 - Ending June 30, 2016

  • Facilities: 16 (California, Texas & Eastern New Mexico)
  • Employees: 19,478
  • Total revenue: $6.5 billion
  • Community benefit: $441.7 million (total quantifiable community benefits excluding Medicare)
  • Total licensed beds: 4,062
  • Total patient discharges: 159,545
  • Total outpatient visits (ministries only): 2,716,099
  • ED visits: 656,495 (non-admitted patients)
  • Home Health visits: 219,393