Friday, December 15, 2006

St. Joe's & Orange Community Historical Society

The public is invited to attend the Orange Community Historical Society’s Annual Dinner on Thurs., Jan. 25th in at the O.C. Medical Association building in Orange. The program will focus on the history of Orange’s St. Joseph Hospital, and features two speakers: Sister Mary Therese Sweeney, who has written extensively on the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph and is the Director of Mental Health for the St. Joseph Health System, and Julie Holt, V.P. of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

Cocktails start at 6 pm. Dinner (catered by Turnip Rose) starts at 7 pm. Seating is limited. $45 per person. Send payment to OCHS Annual Dinner, PO Box 5484, Orange, CA 92863. Payment (checks payable to OCHS) must be received by Jan. 20. For more info, call Jane Carmichael at (714) 998-1512 or Helen Walker at (714) 538-8909.

The Sisters of St. Joseph came to Orange in 1922 and acquired the Burnham Ranch property on S. Batavia, where the St. Joseph campus still stands. Seven years later, they opened a 109-room hospital in Orange—their first Southern California hospital.

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