Mission, Vision, and Values
Our mission, vision and values work together to shape our decisions and
guide our actions.
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry
of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor
Our five core values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity
shape our interactions with those whom we are privileged to serve.
Jesus taught and healed with compassion for all. –Matthew 4:24
We reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did. We nurture
the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those
we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.
All people have been created in the image of God. –Genesis 1:27
We value, encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect
the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We recognize each
interaction as a sacred encounter.
Act with justice, love with kindness and walk humbly with your God. –Micah 6:8
We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We strive
to care wisely for our people, our resources and our earth. We stand in
solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression
and promoting justice for all.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. –Colossians 3:23
We set the highest standards for ourselves and our ministries. Through
transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality
of life in our communities. We commit to compassionate, safe and reliable
practices for the care of all.
Let us love not merely with words or speech but with actions in truth.
–1 John 3:18
We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons.
We speak the truth with courage and respect. We pursue authenticity with
humility and simplicity.
Health for a Better World
“Know me, care for me, ease my way.”
Sisters of St. Joseph Orange
St. Joseph Health is a ministry of The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange,
who trace their roots back to 17th Century France and the unique vision
of a Jesuit priest named Jean-Pierre Medaille.
Medaille sought to organize an order of religious women who, rather than
remaining sagely cloistered in a convent, would venture out into the community,
seek out "the dear neighbor," and minister to their needs. The
congregation managed to survive the turbulence of the French Revolution
and eventually expanded, not only throughout France, but throughout the world.
In 1912, a small contingent of the Sisters of St. Joseph came to Eureka,
California at the invitation of the local bishop to establish a school.
A few years later, the great influenza epidemic of 1918 caused the Sisters
to temporarily abandon their education efforts to care for the sick in
their homes. They realized immediately that the small community desperately
needed a hospital. In 1920, the sisters opened a 28-bed St. Joseph Hospital
of Eureka-- and their new health care ministry was born.
Sisters of St. Joseph Orange Website