What hospital do you hear most mentioned in Orange County? Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, right? But residents who participated in Orange County’s 10 Most Trustworthy Brands survey say there’s one they trust even more: St. Joseph Hospital of Orange.
It’s been run by a sect of Catholic nuns – the Sisters of St. Joseph – since it first opened its door in 1929.
The sisters made their way to Orange County in the early 1920s from Eureka, after the Vatican gave nuns more authority on how to conduct their affairs. The region was full of anti-Catholic fervor, with many local leaders belonging to the Ku Klux Klan. The nuns spread out in full regalia to let people know there was a new player in town.
They didn’t come in broke, either. Mother Mary Bernard had secured a $600,000 bank loan for the move. The sisters immediately bought the old Burnham estate on Batavia Street in Orange, named for its former owner, John Burnham, who had been a president for Bank of Orange.
Their policy then: The hospital was open to everyone, not just those of the Catholic faith. That holds true today.
In the survey, the hospital consistently beat the national average in every category. The highest ranking was for consistency, and then concern. The highest mark for individual statements: concern about the well being of customers, with a rating of 4.69 out of 5.
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WHAT MAKES A BRAND TRUSTWORTHY,
AND WHY IS IT CRITICAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS?
WE VALUE CONSISTENCY
By OC METRO magazine Publisher Steve Churm
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