For Physicians

Align Your Practice with Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians and St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare.

Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians (MHAP), part of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH), is a growing physician network affiliated with Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach.

Corporate and Financial Stability
Established in 1994, SJHH has a solid foundation and strong financial backing. Medical and administrative leadership orchestrate ongoing strategic planning resulting in SJHH’s continued success and position for a positive future.

Competitive Rates, Streamlined Processes and a Supportive Structure
St. Joseph Heritage Health Care (SJHH) offers affiliated physicians competitive rates, as well as incentive payments based on quality care, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
With electronic billing and claims payment and a smooth referral process, administrative processes are simple and user-friendly to support your administrative needs. In addition, strong physician relations, clinical care management and ongoing education for managers and office staff ensure you are supported in your day-to-day medical practice needs.
SJHH provides services to your patients through its various regional delivery system resources in convenient outpatient settings, which offer a myriad of resources including: health and wellness education, asthma education, a childhood obesity program, as well as a number of other ongoing programs and support groups.

Values-Based Philosophy
SJHH is devoted to providing patient care adhering to four core values: Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice. As a values-based Catholic health care delivery organization and based upon the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, our focus is providing compassionate and personalized, high-quality health care for the Orange County communities.

Hospital Affiliation
Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through two convenient locations, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. As a not-for-profit, Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for nearly 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility that houses the region's designated trauma center, one of only three in the county. A complete array of top-quality healthcare services are offered including 24-hour emergency care; Mission Imaging Center offering the most advanced diagnostic care, Mission Heart Center providing cardiac rehabilitation and chest pain center;Mission Stroke Center, providing the region's most comprehensive and advanced neurological care; Mission Maternity Center including special care for high risk pregnancy; and Mission Women's Wellness Center offering comprehensive breast, heart and pelvic care. Mission Hospital also offers the highest level of care in orthopedics, rehabilitation, cancer, spine and vascular services. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach’s healthcare services include 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as behavioral health and chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. A member of the St. Joseph Health System, the 552-bed hospital is one of 14 hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, a separately licensed pediatric hospital representing a 20-year collaboration between Mission and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), provides complete pediatric services at the Mission Viejo campus. For more information, visit

St. Joseph Health System
St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is a $4.7 billion integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. SJHS provides a full range of care facilities including: acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician organizations throughout California, Texas and New Mexico. SJHS’s 24,000 dedicated employees strive daily to provide perfect care while building the healthiest communities and ensuring every encounter is sacred. SJHS is committed to maintaining a continuum of care that matches the diverse needs of the communities it serves.

For more information about joining Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians, please contact Darin Montgomery (949) 375-7001