With two locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, Mission Hospital offers a wide range of medical specialties and sub-specialties with an unparalleled standard of care. Our dedication to service, compassion and quality health care has made us an essential caretaker of the South Orange County community for over 60 years.
As evidenced by our long history of medical care, our hospital continues to set the standard for medical treatments and offers one of the most comprehensive arrays of services and programs in Orange County. We are continually elevating the standards of clinical care through our many Centers of Excellence.
We work tirelessly to care for every patient’s physical, emotional, medical and spiritual well-being. In doing so, we’ve partnered with several health care organization to administer the highest possible level of care. These partnerships include:
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.
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.
In respecting the sacredness of life, we strive:
In respecting personal dignity and worth, we strive:
In respecting each person's uniqueness, we strive:
To ensure quality services and professionalism, we strive:
In contributing to a harmonious environment, we strive: