Media Advisory: Meningitis Outbreak

February 5, 2016 O’Connor Hospital has seen 96 Santa Clara University students in its Emergency Department since the meningitis outbreak on Sunday. The majority of those students were treated with antibiotics and provided with post treatment education. Two students have confirmed cases of meningococcal meningitis and are recovering. A third student with a related bloodstream infection called meningococcemia has been …

O’Connor Hospital Prepares for Super Bowl

San Jose, CA – (February 1, 2016) O’Connor Hospital staff are among those in San Jose and San Francisco area hospitals preparing for an expected increase in EMS calls and Emergency Department traffic during Super Bowl 50, Feb. 7. Clinical staff at O’Connor Hospital will be ready for any influx of patients, according to CEO Robert Minkin. Additional staff will be …

Daughters of Charity Health System Closes Transaction with BlueMountain Capital Management

Closing Preserves Mission of Care, Union Contracts and Worker Pensions (Los Altos Hills, CA – December 14, 2015) – Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) has closed the transaction with BlueMountain Capital Management (BlueMountain)/Integrity Healthcare (Integrity) and has created Verity Health System (Verity) that was approved by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on December 3, 2015, saving the six financially-troubled …

Donation in Honor of Daughters of Charity Funds O’Connor Hospital Project

San Jose, CA (October 23, 2015) – Loretta Meunier always remembered how the Daughters of Charity had opened up their hearts and home to her mother, Marie, who had lived in their orphanage as a child. Marie, at age 9, had immigrated to the United States in the early 1890s from Switzerland. Years later, Meunier gave back to the Daughters …

Robert Minkin Appointed President and CEO of O’Connor Hospital

San Jose, CA (October 8, 2015) – Robert Minkin, FACHE, has been appointed as President & CEO of O’Connor Hospital. He succeeds Sister Margaret Keaveney, DC who will continue as President & CEO at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy until a new CEO is selected to replace her. “I am excited to lead O’Connor Hospital as we transition to …

Overuse Injuries: Focus of Living Well Class

San Jose, CA– A comprehensive workshop entitled “Overuse Injuries” will be presented by O’Connor physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. Overuse Injuries are common among athletes and non-athletes alike. Participants will learn about the causes of these nagging injuries and what can be done both to treat them …

O’Connor Hospital is First in Silicon Valley to Offer MRI-compatible Implantable Device for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

San Jose, CA (September 29, 2015) – O’Connor Hospital is the first hospital in Silicon Valley to offer its patients an FDA-approved implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Many patients rely on ICDs to detect irregular heartbeats and deliver life-saving therapy to restore a normal heartbeat. However, until now, patients with ICDs have …

Shoulder Pain is Focus for Living Well Class

No Cost Living Well Class Focuses on Shoulder Pain San Jose, CA– A comprehensive workshop entitled “Save Your Shoulder” will be presented by O’Connor physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Community members are invited to attend free of charge. Participants will learn about the causes of shoulder pain and what can be done to help manage pain …

Notices for Daughters of Charity Health System (Involving BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC

Proposed Change in Control and Governance The Attorney General is reviewing the proposed change in control and governance of Daughters of Charity Health System, a California nonprofit religious corporation. Through sole membership, Daughters of Charity Health System controls the nonprofit religious corporations that own and operate the following California health facilities: St. Vincent Medical Center, a 366 licensed bed, general …