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Cultural Distinctions


Mission Hospital is dedicated to advanced care and advanced caring. We understand that caring for patients and their families requires clinical expertise, in-depth knowledge and advanced technology. But it also requires a spirit of compassion and service - a dedication to something greater than ourselves. Our mission is to continually improve the health and quality of life in the communities we serve by extending the healing ministry of Jesus. Our vision is to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement and create healthy communities.


The four core values of dignity, service, excellence and justice are the guiding principles for all we do. Each of us is committed to these values and works to make them present in our relationship with each other and with those whom we are privileged to share. They create an environment where patient welfare always comes first. Mission Hospital is part of the larger ministry of Catholic health care committed to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus.

Mission Hospital will:

  • Promote and Defend Human Dignity
  • Attend to the Whole Person
  • Care for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Foster Community Well-being
  • Promote the Common Good
  • Act on Behalf of Justice
  • Steward its Resources; and
  • Act in Communion with the Church.

(Adapted from the Statement of Catholic Identity, The Catholic Health Association of the United States)

St. Joseph Health Goals

Our organization has a rich heritage of community collaboration dating back to the inception of our founders more than 350 years ago in Le Puy, France. Our founders were directed to go into the communities they served, assess the needs of the people, find partners with whom they could collaborate to address the needs. More than three centuries later our organization still follows this directive in our community benefit programs, charity care efforts and health care services. As a faith based integrated health system, our goal is to bring people together to ensure every interaction will be experienced as a sacred encounter; all patients receive perfect care; and our communities will be among the healthiest.

Living in Orange County

This is Southern California at its finest. Located in beautiful south Orange County, our community is surrounded with an endless variety of schools, arts, cuisine and captivating people. Close to the mountains and perched on the Pacific Ocean, it's no wonder that when people visit Orange County they never want to leave.

South Orange County is made up of many communities including Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.


Benefits play a key role when choosing an employer. Our employees' health and wellness is just as important as the care we provide to our patients. We offer multiple options for health care coverage to provide you with choices that meet your individual needs. Below are brief details about what you may find working with us.

Health coverage


  • Choice between Cigna HMO and POS (Point-of-Service) plans
  • Mission Hospital contributes 100% of the premium for full-time employee-only HMO coverage and a portion of the premium for dependent coverage


  • Choice between Delta Care DMO and Delta Dental PPO
  • Mission Hospital contributes 100% of the premium for VSP (Vision Service Plan) employee-only coverage and a portion of the premium for dependent coverage


A 401(k) with employer matching 401(a) program is offered through Diversified Investment Advisors. Representatives are on site at each campus on a regular basis to assist with questions and transactions.

Paid-Time Off (PTO)

Accruals begin on the first day of employment and are available for full-time and part-time status. Full-time employees receive 25 days (200 hours) per year which includes vacation, holiday, short-term sick time and personal time. PTO accrual increases after 5 years of employment to 30 days (240 hours), after 10 years (employment) to 35 days (280 hours) and after 15 years (employment) to 40 days (300 hours) and are prorated for regular part-time status. Regular full-time and part-time employees accrue long-term sick hours.