O'Connor Woods is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:
- The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael (see below)
- Aging Services of California (formerly the California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging-CAHSA)
- LeadingAge, formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
- The Better Business Bureau
- St. Joseph's Medical Center (see below)
O’Connor Woods is honored to have sponsorship by The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. Although O’Connor Woods is a separate non-profit corporation with its own Board of Trustees, overall sponsorship and certain key powers are reserved by the Sponsor.
Sponsorship is an on-going relationship whereby the Dominican Sisters influence O’Connor Woods in a way that furthers the missions of both groups. A criteria of on-going sponsorship is that the mission and philosophy of O’Connor Woods must be consonant with the mission of the Dominican Sisters. The canonical stewardship of the Sisters is exercised through Mission Holding Corporation, which retains certain reserved powers. These powers include such decisions as approving our philosophy and mission, key financial approvals, and appointing the President/Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor Woods.
The Board Trustees of O’Connor Woods, which holds the assets and liabilities of the organization, is charged with conducting the activities and affairs of O’Connor Woods. The Board assumes responsibility for overall governance, including the mission, financial oversight, strategic planning and development, as well as a review of policies.
For more information on the Dominican Sisters, visit: http://www.sanrafaelop.org/
Founded by St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Although no longer affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, O'Connor Woods was founded by St. Joseph's Regional Helath System of Stockton. Today, a relationship still exists, but only in the form of an administrative services agent. The hospital provides certain support services, including finance, human resources, information technology, and fund development.
Originally a wholly owned subsidiary of the Medical Center, that relationship changed in 1996 when St Joseph’s merged into a larger group of Catholic Hospitals, Catholic Healthcare West, now Dignity Health. At that time O’Connor Woods became a separate, not-for-profit corporation with sponsorship by the Dominican Sisters.
We are grateful to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for our founding and for our roots. In fact, our name stems from the founder of St Joseph’s Hospital, Father William O’Connor. A local Catholic priest, Father O’Connor founded the hospital in 1899, originally opening as St. Joseph’s Hospital and Home for Old Men to care for gold rush era Stocktonians.
Today, St Joseph’s Medical Center it the largest regional medical center in the county with 359 beds, over 400 physicians and more than 2400 employees. St Joseph’s offers a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services.
For more information about St. Joseph’s, visit: http://www.stjosephscares.org/Who_We_Are/index.htm
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