About Us

About Us

Mission Hospital has been serving the community for over 40 years and continues its commitment to providing our community members with the highest-quality and advanced care with compassion, dignity and respect. We believe health care is a partnership between our patients, their family and our care team.

Mission Hospital is a not-for-profit combined 509-bed tertiary medical facility with campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is south Orange County's only regional trauma center and, through a unique partnership with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, is the only designated pediatric health care center in south Orange County. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach (formerly South Coast Medical Center) provides 24/7 emergency, intensive and surgical care, as well as behavioral health services and chemical dependency treatment programs.

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:

We also enhance our caring capabilities through affiliations with these fine health care organizations:

Our Mission

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

We bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement and create healthy communities.

Our Values

Our four core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice are the guiding principles for all we do. We are committed to upholding these values in our relationships with each other and with those whom we are privileged to serve.


Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 by a group of proactive, concerned 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


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.