Saint Joseph Hospital

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About Saint Joseph Hospital

At Saint Joseph Hospital, we’re happy to tell you about us: our compassionate caregivers, our clinical excellence, our award-winning care and even our beautiful campus. Our patients and families are the center of every thought, communication and action that takes place in this healing space.

Saint Joseph Hospital was founded in Denver in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth as the first private teaching hospital in Colorado. Today, it remains the largest private teaching hospital in Denver. The hospital provides a tradition of healthcare that includes compassionate caregivers, stellar clinical expertise and active clinical partnerships with Kaiser Permanente, National Jewish Health and community physicians.

Saint Joseph Hospital is a community-based, acute care hospital in Denver, Colorado. We opened our new state-of-the-art hospital in December 2014, and are a part of Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health now Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit system.

Our health services include:

  • Emergency care
  • Graduate medical education
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Labor and delivery services
  • Oncology (cancer) services
  • Orthopedic program
  • Respiratory health
  • Surgery

Clinical partnership with National Jewish Health

In 2014, Saint Joseph Hospital and National Jewish Health formed a joint operating agreement to provide inpatient and outpatient care together in Colorado. This collaborative care model brings together two leading healthcare organizations with complementary cultures, missions and dedication to excellence to focus on providing the best care possible. The strong outpatient approach and specialty expertise of National Jewish Health combines with the focused inpatient expertise of Saint Joseph Hospital to increase our ability to manage patients along the full continuum of care.

They did not merge, and neither company has been purchased by the other. National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital are jointly managing clinical operations. Both National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital value the profound impact research has on the understanding and treatment of human disease. Both have outstanding and complementary teaching programs. Together, we are maximizing the capabilities of both institutions to foster collaboration and excellence in the teaching area.


About Denver, CO

Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains.