Quality health services and community support have been the tradition at O’Connor Hospital since we opened our doors in 1889.
Whether for the birth of a baby or a life-saving surgery, our reputation for medical excellence, superior skill and advanced technology precedes us. Our Values guide everything we do at O’Connor Hospital.
O’Connor Hospital is an active member of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a coalition of businesses representing more than a quarter of a million jobs across every sector of the economy. The Chamber has an active history of advocacy, economic development and business promotion programs to enhance and improve the business climate and quality of services in the San Jose area. O’Connor Hospital has taken an active role in community building by participating in Chamber events.
The word “verity” refers to the state of being true. For all of us associated with Verity Health System, that means we will be authentic in our interactions with our patients, their family members and with each other. We choose to align ourselves with the following values, aspiring to live into these values each day so that they may guide our actions.
We demonstrate that we value others and ourselves through our words and actions.
Respect is taking someone’s feelings, needs, thoughts, ideas, wishes and preferences into consideration. We show respect with compassion toward our patients and by bringing healing to someone during a compromising time of illness and loss. – Paula Smith, Rehabilitation Services
We provide our patients and their families with compassionate, quality care, treating them and each other with kindness.
We act with honesty and transparency and do the right thing.
Integrity is showing pride in what you do. I take great pride not only in recently becoming a U.S. citizen after 27 years in America, but also at work every day. O’Connor is like home, and when I am doing something for patients or my co-workers I am doing my best for my family. – Martha Henderson, Environmental Services
We are dedicated to making a difference in the health of our communities and in the lives of those we serve.
With my patients, I look for a way to connect with them through humor, grace and courage under difficult circumstances. This human connection is the passion that gives me energy to go beyond in my care for them. – Dae-Wook Kang, MD, Internal Medicine
We are committed to being wise stewards of our resources, creative in our approach to challenges and opportunities, and accountable for the results we want to achieve as a charitable organization.
The value of stewardship is that we use our ever-growing knowledge, creativity and resources to make decisions that have a great impact on us and those around us. – Maureen Punzalan, RN, Orthopedics
A History of O’Connor Hospital
Opened in 1889, O’Connor Hospital was the first hospital in Santa Clara County. The original O’Connor Sanitarium, as it was called, was built by Judge Myles P. O’Connor and his wife Amanda on 15 acres of country property at the corners of Race and West San Carlos streets.
Known for being benefactors of many charitable organizations, the O’Connors’ original intent was to build a sanitarium for the sick, home for the elderly, an asylum for orphans and a school for children, but community needs determined that a hospital was the priority. At the suggestion of Archbishop Riordan of San Francisco, the O’Connors asked the Daughters of Charity to operate the hospital. On May 1, 1889, four Daughters of Charity members moved into the almost-ready facility, which opened that same month. In 1953, O’Connor Hospital moved to its present site on Forest Avenue. In 2002, O’Connor became part of the Daughters of Charity Health System.
O’Connor Hospital Today
In July 2015, the Daughters of Charity Health System Board of Directors selected BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm, to recapitalize its operations and transition leadership of the hospital system to the new Verity Health System. In December 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced approval of the transaction.
Verity Health System, a non-profit, non-religious health care system, seeks to build on the rich legacy left by the Daughters of Charity Health System.
For more than 125 years, O’Connor Hospital has been caring for individuals. We do this through the work of our dedicated associates, physicians, volunteers and community partners, combining advanced technology and innovative treatment with a caring tradition.
"Community benefit" refers to programs or activities that provide treatment and/or promote health and healing in response to identified community needs. O’Connor Hospital reinvests its resources in public service to the community through many programs.
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Effective January 1, 2019, in an effort to “improve the transparency of hospital charges”, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has mandated that all facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs “make public a list of their standard charges” via the internet [CMS-1694-F].
Verity Health Systems gladly support this effort and is therefore providing this information to our patients by posting our price files for our facility charges on this site. Please note that the prices in the file reflect the hospital’s full charges, which do not take into account:
- Medicare, Medi-Cal and other government health care program reimbursement rates;
- Contract rates with health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and health insurers;
- Other privately negotiated discounts; and
- Hospital community benefit and charity care programs that provide care free of charge.
The charge description master (CDM) price file contains the hospital’s full charges for each item and service that the hospital provides. However, third party payers (for example, Medicare and Medi-Cal) do not necessarily pay the hospital on the basis of the CDM. Instead, they pay based on procedure or illness on the basis of a diagnosis-related group (DRG). These DRGs generally include multiple items and services listed on the CDM. A list of DRGs and an explanation of the items and services included in each DRG is included in the DRG file/available at www.cms.gov/ICD10Manual/version34-fullcode-cms/fullcode_cms/P0001.html.
The CDM file consists of charges related to all services including supplies, devices, vaccines, radiopharmaceuticals, room accommodation charge codes and pharmaceuticals of patients in the Verity Health Care Systems network.
The Price File contains the following elements:
- Procedure Charge Number – A unique identifier within the system for each chargeable item.
- Procedure Description Name – a brief description of the service being provided
- CPT® (Current Procedural Terminology) or HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code – this is a nationally recognized alphanumeric code utilized by the insurance industry and government payors to identify a particular service or item.
- Unit Price – The gross dollar amount charged for each item to the account
Variable prices may be present for services such as Reference Lab testing, implanted devices and items/services governed by other contracted rates. These prices may not be available for listing in the CDM since billed charges are based upon the charges invoiced by the contractor to Verity Health Systems at the time the service is provided.
Pharmaceutical prices listed are acquisition cost based. These costs may vary depending upon many factors such as date purchased and supplier. The patient may, therefore, see multiple prices for what appears to be the same medication. In practice, depending upon the dosage ordered by the provider, a patient may see multiple units of a single medication listed on a claim. The total of these units represents the total dosage provided to the patient. CHARGE GENERATION
Individual departments within Verity Health Systems may generate charges through an electronic charge or order communication system. Most charging information for a patient admission or encounter
originates from the CDM. The charges, charge descriptions, and all codes attached to a line item in the CDM, flow through electronic systems to Patient Financial Services (PFS), where corresponding claims are generated. The claims may be edited before submission to the appropriate payors based upon contractual terms.
The total charges listed for a particular encounter or admission may not necessarily represent the total payment expected by Verity Health Systems. The expected payment amount will vary based upon contractual arrangements between Verity Health Systems and the various payors, the insurance plan in which the patient is enrolled and other special programs for which the patient may apply and be found eligible for. We encourage you to contact our Patient Financial Services Department to assist you in estimating what your out-of-pocket expenses will be for a particular procedure.
View the Price File.
CPT® is copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. The CPT® data provided in this list is only approved & licensed for use for the approved KnowledgeSource user only. Any other use of this output or use of CPT® in any other product requires a separate license. Use of this product should not be accepted as proof of license for CPT® Editorial content by any other vendor for any other product. Please contact us for purchase of full CPT® Data files and licenses used in separate PAS or products
O’Connor Hospital offers a multitude of health education classes, resources and programs to help you live well, be well and stay well.
- Living Well Community Classes that cover a broad spectrum of health and wellness subjects.
- Support groups that are free and open to the public.
- Our Health Benefits Resource Center, a one-stop information and referral service.
- Our Medical Library for medical knowledge-based information.
- Access to CaringBridge, an online service for our patients.
- Our Pregnancy and Parenting Resources
- Preoperative educational classes for patients scheduled for, or those who are considering, joint replacement or spinal surgery.