Mission Hospital (Mission Viejo, California)

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California Mission Hospital
St. Joseph Health System
LocationMission Viejo, California, California, United States
Care systemNon-profit
Hospital typeSpecialist
Emergency departmentYes
SpecialityTrauma Heart Maternity Pediatric Spine Brain
ListsHospitals in California

Mission Hospital is located in Mission Viejo, California.

Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 552-bed an acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California; as one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Mission Hospital provides a full range of specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, and a variety of other specialty services. Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through various healthcare quality benchmarks. Mission Hospital is part of St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com.


The Mission Hospital opened on August 11, 1971 with 124 patient beds, 330 employees and a medical staff of 41 physicians providing general acute care, including obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, intensive care and emergency services.

  • In 1973, 89 new beds were added to accommodate growing demand. Designated a paramedic base station.
  • In 1974, cardiac rehabilitation opened.
  • In 1976 a helipad opened
  • In 1977 oncology services became available.
  • In 1980 it became one of the six original Orange County hospitals designated as a regional trauma center.
  • In 1981 the Oncology Care Unit opened.
  • In 1988 the Heart Surgery and Angioplasty program was introduced. The Mission Medical Tower and the Center for Rehab/Sports/Wellness opened along with a new four-level parking structure linking the upper and lower medical campuses and hospital services.
  • In 1989, the Foundation at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center was established to support community health education, medical staff research and programs to benefit the community. Also, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit opened and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was upgraded to a Level II program; the hospital acquired state-of-the-art MRI and CT scanners.
  • The Mission Surgery Center and the Mission Regional Imaging Center opened.
  • In 1992 the five-story patient tower opened, making Mission Hospital the largest medical center in south Orange County with a total of 274 beds. The Fetal Diagnostic Center and the Mission Rehabilitation Center opened.
  • In 1993 the Children's Hospital at Mission, now known as CHOC at Mission, opened on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital. It was the only pediatric hospital in south Orange County.
  • In 1994 the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center became a member of the non-profit St. Joseph Health System sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. As a non-profit hospital, the Mission Hospital Foundation broadened its scope to include raising funds for capital needs; the Pastoral Care department, later renamed Spiritual Care, was developed to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families.
  • In 1996 Mission Hospital collaborated with five other not-for-profit organizations to open the South Orange County Family Resource Center serving as a clearing-house for information and resources available to families. Mission Hospital assumed sponsorship of the South County Community Clinic, in San Juan Capistrano, renaming it Camino Health Center.
  • In 2002 the Edward and Ann Muldoon Cardiac Center opened.
  • In 2003 Mission opened a health center in Ladera Ranch. Along with the Mission Health Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, the urgent care center provides the community service for minor emergencies and basic health care needs, ranging from sprains to sore throats.
  • In 2004 Community Health Improvement Services continues to expand offerings of community health education seminars, lectures, support groups and screenings that are free to the public. In ten years, Mission has invested close to $4 million toward community wellness programs that have served nearly 135,300 local residents.
  • In 2005 Mission Hospital receives the Ernest A. Codman Award, from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for excellence in the use of outcomes measurement to achieve health care quality improvement in traumatic brain injury.

Also Mission Hospital is one of only 3 Hospitals in Orange County rated as a Regional Trauma Center. LEVEL 2 for Adults, and rated as a Level 2 Trauma Pediatric center as well.

Mission Hospital has embarked on an ambitious plan to significantly expand the hospital campus during the next two decades to accommodate the community's growing health care needs; this includes an expanded Emergency Department and Mission Regional Trauma Center as well as a new Cancer Institute. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo also completed in 2009 the purchase of Laguna Beach Community Hospital, which is now Mission Hospital Laguna Beach.

  • In 2009 - Major construction was completed on November 15, 2009 on Mission Hospital's $153 million 94,000-square-foot (8,700 m2), 4-story tall, 122-bed patient tower, making this one of the newest hospitals in the United States. Currently (2009) two of the floors (the basement and the second floor) are still empty and will be used for future expansions; the new tower includes a beautiful glass ceiling modern chapel that has a "hidden garden" outside for prayer and contemplation, and numerous other state of the art features. This makes Mission Hospital the largest Hospital and Trauma Center in the area with 552 beds, and the largest hospital in Orange County.

The new tower has external "X" beams incorporated into the exterior architecture for earthquake compliance, and this makes it possible for the patient rooms to have nearly wall-size windows, which is proven to aid in healing, by promoting the body's natural "circadian rhythm" (day–night cycle).

The hospital and many other hospitals are run by the non-profit Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California, through their Ministry; the Sisters Ministry was founded in 1650 in France, and in 1840 came to America. Their first Hospital Ministry was founded in 1912, and in 1920 their first hospital was opened in Eureka, California, based upon the caring for the needy and now providing health care in California, Texas and New Mexico.

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Quick Facts
Bed Size: 552
Annual Admissions: 19,639
Outpatient Visits: 102,084
Avg. Daily Census: 230
Number of Employees 2500

Number of Physicians: 698
Annual # of Traumas: 1340
Annual # of ER Visits: 70,696
Annual # of Births: 5,043

Joint Commission of Hospitals says as of 2010, According to the most recent survey data, 58361 patients visit the hospital's emergency room; a total of 18220 patients are admitted, its physicians perform 4498 inpatient and 2849 outpatient surgeries.[citation needed]

Mission Hospital Centers of Excellence
Mission Regional Trauma Center
Mission Heart Center
Mission Maternity Center
Mission Vascular Center
Mission Spine Center
Mission Cancer Center
Mission Brain Injury Center

Mission Hospital Services
Center for Rehab/Sports/Wellness
Rehabilitation Programs
Orthopedic Services
Wellness Programs
Senior Services
Spiritual Care Services
Surgical Services
Outpatient Testing Services

Random uncited claims
• Mission Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare ministry and one of three trauma centers in Orange County.

• 2008 recipient of the 12th annual Ernest Amory Codman Award by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The award recognizes excellence in the use of outcomes measurement by health care organizations to achieve improvements in the quality and safety of health care.

• Winner of the 2000 Ernest A. Codman award for excellence in quality healthcare presented by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

• Our Patient Care Tower houses CHOC at Mission, the only pediatric hospital in the area and a cooperative effort with Children's Hospital of Orange County.

• In 1994, the hospital became one of 15 Catholic, not-for-profit hospitals operated by the St. Joseph Health System and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

• Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

•2007, 2008 & 2009 Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner

• As a non-profit organization, Mission Hospital commits ten percent of its net income to programs benefiting the underserved and 1.5 percent of its operating expenses to programs that benefit the community.

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