From its rich heritage grounded in the fertile agricultural soil of Santa Clara County to the current-day Silicon Valley boom, O’Connor Hospital continues to meet the needs of its community by providing a full range of services to an ever-growing population of more than 1.7 million residents. Founded in 1889, O’Connor is a 358-bed acute care facility.

O'Connor Hospital has also teamed up with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and St. Louise Regional Hospital and is now part of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare. Our three hospitals and many clinics are now operating as one healthcare delivery system, sharing our expertise for a healthier Santa Clara Valley. By connecting our hospital systems, we can share our knowledge and resources, making healthcare in the valley even stronger.

Our major service lines include Maternal Child Health Services with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cancer Care. Our Emergency Department, open 24/7, is staffed by board certified physicians, nurses and technicians who specialize in emergency medicine. 

O’Connor Hospital is nationally recognized and accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned many awards .



The County of Santa Clara strives to provide you and your family with programs, tools, and resources to help you live a healthy life.



Medical Plans

The County offers three medical plan options. You can choose from two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans and a Point of Service (POS) plan.

Dental Plans

The County offers two dental plans. You can choose from Delta Dental (PPO) or Liberty Dental (DHMO).

Vision Plan

The County offers vision benefits from Vision Service Plan (VSP), selecting from a provider list or go out of network.

Health Care Bonus Waiver

You have the option of receiving a taxable increase in gross wages by waiving the County’s medical coverage. (Must show proof of other medical coverage).

Health Flexible Spending Account (HFSA)

This program allows you to set up a special account for paying out-of-pocket health expenses with tax-free dollars.



Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

This program allows you to set up a special account for paying dependent care services, which are necessary for you to work, with tax-free dollars.

Employee Childcare Assistance Program (ECAP)

ECAP is a benefit offered to eligible County employees that helps pay for a portion of your childcare expenses - up to $5,000 depending on your annual income tier.

The Employee Benefits Department offers this program, administered through our benefits partner, P&A Group. This is not a pre-tax program that you pay for, like the Dependent Care Assistance program above.

Rather this is a direct reimbursement program that returns your expenses (up to $5,000 depending on your income tier) back to your pocket and is provided by the County of Santa Clara.

Life Insurance

Active hourly and salaried employees holding regular coded positions and working half-time or more per week are eligible for County-sponsored life insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance

The County offers supplemental life insurance that can be purchased by the employee.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

You may choose to purchase accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for yourself and your spouse and children.




The County offers disability benefits that partially replace your salary while you are away.

Vacation/Scheduled Time Off (STO)

The County has a very generous vacation accrual based on your years of employment.

Sick Leave

The County offers accrued sick leave, most employees eligible for up to 96 hours per year.


The County observes 13 holidays annually.



VTA SmartPass

The SmartPass Clipper Card can be used for unlimited rides on regular service for the VTA bus or light rail systems. All eligible County employees are provided with a Clipper Card.

Lactation Accommodation

The County provides breastfeeding support to nursing mothers by providing a room or other private location.

Wellness for Employees

The County sponsors various wellness activities including fitness challenges, fitness classes, web classes, chair massages, flu shot clinics, and health screenings.


The County of Santa Clara Employee Benefits Department offers a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for County employees. The EAP helps employees by providing timely access to behavioral/mental health and wellbeing resources. CONCERN, our EAP partner, is a top tier provider of mental health services and comprehensive crisis and organizational support. But see ALL the available resources available including financial, legal, personal coaching services and more!

Learning and Employee Development

The County provides professional development courses and certificate programs for all employees.



Public Employees’ Retirement System

Eligible County employees participate in the CalPERS defined benefit (DB) pension plan. The plan provides employees with a lifetime pension benefit.

Deferred Compensation Plan

The County offers a deferred contribution retirement savings plan that allows employees to set aside compensation and defer payment of applicable federal and state taxes until retirement.

Retiree Medical Coverage

The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.



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The County of Santa Clara has always provided the services that hold the fabric of our society together. While cities in California primarily exist to protect property, counties exist to protect people and the community in which they live. 

The approximately 20,000 county employees provide excellent medical services, public health protection, behavioral health care, assurance that food is healthy and available, environmental protection, child and adult protection services, family reunification, assistance to those in need, homelessness prevention and treatment, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services. 

Many of those services are expected by our residents and often are taken for granted. However, they require a lot of work from very committed employees. We ask our employees to keep the needs of their clients as their highest priority at work. In turn, our employees have the opportunity to work for an employer that provides the support and direction needed to do so in an innovative, dynamic and compassionate work environment.