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Saint Joseph Hospital

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About Us

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 part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 11 hospitals in three states, Saint Joseph's new state-of-the-art hospital opened in December 2014.

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.

Here’s a snapshot of who we are and what we do:

  • Births: 14,872
  • Emergency visits: 312,169
  • Inpatient surgeries: 26,319
  • Outpatient surgeries: 32,154
  • Outpatient visits: 1,152,453

*Statistics based on year-end 2015 results.

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.

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