Before there was a St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center there was a mission - a set of guiding principles -- upon which the institution would be built and operated. That was in 1869, and although the changes in health care between now and then would have overwhelmed the five founding Sisters of St. Francis, the mission upon which they built St. Joseph's remains as solid and unaltered as ever.
In 2006, St. Joseph's commitement to its mission earned the Hospital the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award, the only hospital in Syracuse to receive the honor. In addition, it maintained its Magnet designation for excellence in nursing, and its cardiac and vascular services received five-star ratings from HealthGrades.
Our ability to provide for the health care needs of our community through mission services remains strong, and the belief that mission services are truly important and are the core of what the hospital's founders intended permeates our organization.
St. Joseph's physicians, nurses and staff continue to view the way in which we care for pepople through the lens of the original mission. Although it sometimes demands balance and agility in a constantly shifting health care environment, St. Joseph's mission is alive and well. It remains the hospital's heart and soul.
According to many of our patients, our mission and mission services make St. Joseph's "a different kind of hospital."