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For Providers

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

Clinical Excellence

St. Joseph Heritage Health Care (SJHH) Affiliated Physician Networks, including Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians and St. Jude Affiliated Physicians, are independent physicians who have established themselves as leading independent physician practices in Orange County. SJHH Affiliated Physician Networks have received national recognition by the California Consumer Health Research Institute and Integrated Healthcare Association. Additionally, SJHH Affiliated Physicians have been named Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association and Best Doctors in their specialty in the Consumer Guide Top Doctors SJHH Affiliated Physicians has a network of over 260 primary care physicians and more than 1,400 contracted specialists, and also offers urgent care services throughout Orange County. SJHH accepts six major HMO plans, covering both commercial and senior patients.

Competitive Rates, Streamlined Processes and a Supportive Structure

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.

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. This leadership and strategic planning also strongly position SJHH for the future, regardless of the form various reimbursement models may evolve into with commercial and governmental payers. As practicing physicians themselves, SJHH's Physician Executive Councils and medical directors have a thorough understanding of the challenges you face as an independent physician. They place a high priority on providing the infrastructure and support to address those challenges head-on.

Hospital Affiliation

Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through dozens of locations. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, the region's only designated trauma center, offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services for imaging, heart, stroke, maternity, and women's wellness needs. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as the South County's only behavioral health services including hospital-based chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in South Orange County. A member of the St. Joseph Health System, Mission Hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry.

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St. Joseph Health

St. Joseph Health (SJH) 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 call (949) 364-1400, ext. 7952, or via email at