Founded in 1889 as the first hospital in Santa Clara County, O’Connor Hospital is a 358-bed acute care, non-profit, non-religious hospital that provides advanced medical programs in many specialties. Originally part of the Daughters of Charity Health System, a Catholic health care system whose mission was to provide care to those who need it the most, O'Connor Hospital transitioned leadership of the hospital system to Verity Health System in 2015. Verity leadership is committed to supporting O'Connor and its doctors in providing the same high quality, compassionate care to the San Jose community and beyond.
IHC Family Health Center
The primary outpatient teaching site for the residency program is the Indian Health Center's Family Health Center, located just across the street from O'Connor Hospital. The IHC Family Health Center is an FQHC that currently has 13 examination rooms and 1 procedure room. It also includes a laboratory and various clinic equipment, including a spirometer, video colposcope, dermatoscope, and ultrasound. We offer full-spectrum primary care at the FHC: acute and preventive pediatric and adult medical care, family planning, maternity care, mental health, dental health, nutritional services, procedures, podiatry services, and patient education.
The Family Health Center is immediately adjacent to the faculty-practice clinic – the Family Medicine Associates of San Jose (FMASJ) clinic, part of Stanford Health Care. This close proximity allows residents easy access to many of the core Faculty for consultation during their clinic, and it allows the Faculty to share their medical expertise in assisting residents in the treatment of their patients. FMASJ has been providing medical care to South Bay residents since 1977, and all of FMASJ physicians are board-certified family physicians providing full-spectrum medical care.
As the public hospital for one of the most diverse counties in the United States, SCVMC serves a patient population of incredible variety in culture, language, economic background, and medical problems. Over 5,000 deliveries a year are attended by residents at Valley Medical Center. SCVMC is 1.5 miles from O'Connor Hospital.
In addition to staffing Labor & Delivery, residents rotate at SCVMC's PACE Clinic (Partners in AIDS Care and Education), an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing medical and psychological care for patients with AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. Dr. Kent, one of the Associate Directors of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, works as a primary caregiver in the PACE clinic one half-day each week.
Kaiser Santa Clara
Kaiser Santa Clara consists of a new 327-bed general hospital and office complex that provides health care for approximately 289,000 members, approximately 20% of which are under 18 years old. The pediatric service in which we participate includes a 26-bed pediatric ward and an 8-bed Intensive Care Unit. At Kaiser, our residents are exposed to the oldest and most efficient managed care system in the United States today. Faculty at Kaiser Santa Clara include pediatricians with subspecialty interests in Pediatric Surgery, Neurology, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Nephrology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Critical Care, and Rehabilitation Medicine. Kaiser Santa Clara is located less than 5 miles from O’Connor Hospital.
Student Health Clinics
The San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program provides medical care at a local community college (San Jose City College). Residents on rotation at this clinic receive focused training in student health, with first-hand experience in the management of acute orthopedic injuries, anxiety disorders, health care maintenance of young adults, and sexually-transmitted diseases.