Posted Mar 29, 2023 | By Rebecca Baker

Discover St. John’s Regional Medical Center

An award-winning hospital leading the way in technological innovations across a variety of disciplines

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Oxnard is home to one of the leading hospitals in Southern California. Medical professionals looking to work in cutting-edge facilities and patients seeking world-class healthcare alike will find innovative treatments and best-in-class care in Oxnard. Whether you’re a medical technician, visiting practitioner, or an individual in search of the best care for you and your family, Oxnard welcomes you to Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), an award-winning non-profit hospital that has served communities in Oxnard for over a hundred years.


SJMRC is highly recognized in a variety of areas of acute care, such as cardiac and stroke care. It has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California, as well the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County. Health Grades recognized SJRMC for 2023 as #1 in the State of California for coronary intervention care and #2 for cardiac and cardiology care. SJMRC has multiple awards and notable distinctions in Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Pulmonary Care, Orthopedics and is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Leapfrog has given SJRMC an “A” Safety Rating.

St. John's Regional Medical Center
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St. John’s Regional Medical Center began in 1912 when Rev. John Laubacher asked the Sisters of Mercy holy order to establish a hospital in the recently incorporated city of Oxnard. The land the hospital was built on was generously donated by Johannes Borchard. Borchard, a long-time, successful farmer, had previously sponsored many migrated families to the area but wanted the hard-working agricultural families to receive quality medical care for generations to come. St. John’s Regional Medical Center officially opened its doors on June 14, 1912. The once, six-room, 12-bed hospital has now evolved into the 365-bed gem of Oxnard's medical community.

SJRMC is also home to the largest labyrinth west of the Mississippi River: the Hiji Family Healing Garden and Labyrinth. This healing garden hosts four-story high bamboo and tranquil koi ponds, located on the garden level of the medical center. The labyrinth serves as a place for reflection, meditation and renewal, and is located outside between the hospital and Williams St. It is lighted and wheelchair and walker accessible. Read more about accessible activities in Oxnard.

As the decades passed, the mission-driven institution expanded and grew in size and reach, but it maintained its commitment to the well-being of its community. The hospital today is proud to continue its legacy of serving the underserved, by sponsoring a variety of programs that address community health needs, as well as a food pantry and community grants.


We in Oxnard welcome you to our highly-qualified medical facility, and want you to enjoy the very best that Oxnard has to offer. Unwind from a busy work day at one of our wonderful hotels, then set out for a fabulous night out on the town. We’ve got shopping, eclectic dining options, and of course, absolutely stunning beaches. If you’re going to travel for work (or wellness), you might as well travel to sunshine and waves, right?

Oxnard has one of the best outdoor shopping experiences available to our traveling professionals. The Collection at RiverPark is a brilliant combination of local small businesses, premium chains and fun, unique attractions. Don’t worry, you won’t miss out on the sunshine at the Riverpark during your shopping adventure. We embrace our Californian lifestyle with beautiful outdoor spaces you can enjoy year-round, and The Collection doesn’t disappoint.

Larsen's Grill at The Collection
Larsen’s Grill at The Collection; Photo by Modish Digital

For the visiting medical technicians that crave a little adventure in their afterhours, check out The Collection’s new Red Door Escape Room. There’s also a 24-hour Fitness Super Sport for those who like their exercise without riddles and locked doors. Another reason to visit the Collection is to enjoy the Massage Envy Spa, Polish Bar and Amazing Lash Studio for all your pampering needs. Whether it’s a little thrill or relaxation, you’re bound to enjoy your time. The Collection also features amazing eateries, for every budget and occasion. Oxnard is home to a diverse array of cultures and their cuisines, but always with a Californian twist. Need a great after hours spot to network with colleagues? Check out Love Pho Cafe for authentic Vietnamese cuisine or the Brazilian-inspired steakhouse, Texas De Brazil, known for their signature cocktail, the Caipirinha.

Texas De Brazil at The Collection
Texas De Brazil at The Collection

You can’t stay in Oxnard without enjoying a day at the beach. Start your day bright and early at Oxnard State Beach/Mandalay State Beach, which has golden dunes, grassy rolling hills and wide, smooth bike paths. There’s even volleyball courts, skating and a jogging path for residents and visitors to utilize. Stake out a great spot on the beach and you’ll see Channel Islands National Park on a clear day. Stay for a picture of the quintessential, pink-sky and palm tree-studded sunset.

About the Author:

Rebecca Baker (Digital Storyteller)

Rebecca Briggs Baker is a digital storyteller who loves living on California's beautiful central coast. She builds community and promotes artistic and strategic collaboration with her company, Chicken Riddle Media. When not crafting strategy, she's hiking, volunteering, or reading a great mystery.

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