About Us

About Us

Known for quality, compassionate care, O’Connor Hospital is a nationally recognized, 358-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O’Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County. Whether for the birth of a baby or a life-saving surgery, our reputation for medical excellence, superior skill and advanced technology precedes us.

O'Connor Hospital is one of three hospitals that make up Santa Clara Valley Healthcare (SCVH), the healthcare delivery system that also includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; St. Louise Regional Hospital; and multiple primary, specialty and urgent care clinics.

The County of Santa Clara owns and operates SCVH, with hospitals and clinics operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System.

Accreditations, awards and Recognition:

  • Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital

  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke with an additional Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award 2023

  • Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Certification (SRC)

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer® Accreditation

  • The Joint Commission Hospital National Quality Approval and Accreditation

  • The Joint Commission Disease Stroke Accreditation

  • The Joint Commission Lab Accreditation

  • EMS Re-designation of Primary Stroke Care Program

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke and Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

  • EMS STEMI Re-evaluation and Certification of STEMI Program (Jan 2023)

  • ICAEL - Echo Lab Accreditation (2023)

  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) accreditation for Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) Quality & Sustainability Award: NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate (PC-02)

Nutrition services Certifications:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certification

  • Serv-Safe Certification

  • California Culinary Academy Certification

medical imaging certifications:

  • Mammography ACR Accredited and passed by State of California RHB

  • Stroke Excellence Center

  • Leap Frog Member for Hospital Safety Grade

  • Image Wisely and Image Gentle

JC-National Quality Seal of Approval
Stroke Badge

Our Team

Our team of dedicated employees, physicians, and volunteers works hard every day to meet our mission to put patients first in everything we do. Participating in food and clothing drives and community events throughout the year, O’Connor takes pride in caring for our community. We know that higher levels of employee engagement come from compassionate leadership, so we strive to be authentic, present, hold everyone accountable, lead with integrity, and show empathy every day in our workplace. We encourage a fun work environment that celebrates achievements and supports one another, with patient care as our number one priority. Our patients often mention they feel like family at O’Connor and that is what keeps them coming back.

Our Values

  • Provide excellent and compassionate care in a respectful manner to everyone.

  • Demonstrate integrity by being open, honest, reliable, and dedicated to our mission.

  • Respect the individuals we work with, the people we serve, and the communities of Santa Clara County.

  • Value learning and strive for continual improvement based on what we learn, individually and as an organization.

  • Are accountable for our performance, decisions, and actions.

  • Strive for excellence in all we do.