The Journey – Daughters of Charity Health System

by | Mar 3, 2012 | Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Family

The Daughters of Charity Health System has posted a well-produced YouTube video which celebrates a journey that began 375 years ago. In fast-moving 5 minutes i presents how the DCHS Family today embraces their pioneering spirit as we keep their legacy alive.

Until 1995, the Daughters of Charity hospitals were part of the Daughters of Charity National Health System, which was established in 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri. On Jan. 1, 2002, the Daughters of Charity Health System was formed. Today, more than 7,500 physicians and associates work alongside Daughters of Charity, continuing a legacy of service to California communities.

“When the Daughters of Charity first arrived inSan Francisco in 1852, they set a high standard of service to members of their communities,” says Sister Marjory Ann Baez, DC, Visitatrix, Province of the West. “Our California health care roots took hold in 1858 when we established the Los Angeles County Hospital, now St.Vincent Medical Center. Today, we continue to embrace that high standard and offer quality compassionate care to those in need and beyond.”

“Our hospital was founded as the San Jose Sanitarium and Home in 1889,” offers James F. Dover, President & CEO of O’Connor Hospital, a member hospital of DCHS. “Judge Myles O’Connor and his wife Amanda generously provided funds for a community facility” he adds. “We have been a presence in California for more than 150 years with a number of our original institutions still in existence today. Our Mission of caring for the sick and those living in poverty has sustained us throughout the years.”

Today, DCHS hospitals include Seton Medical Center, Daly City; Seton Coastside, Moss Beach; O’Connor Hospital, San Jose; Saint Louise Regional Hospital, Gilroy; St. Francis Medical Center, Lynwood; and St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles.

 

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