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Located in the heart of Phoenix, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 595-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved.


Type of Hospital
Regional Acute Care

Member Of
Dignity Health

 Year Opened

Patty White

Licensed Acute Beds

Total Employees

Research Employees

Employed Faculty Physicians

Credentialed Community


Medical Education
            185 residents, 9 fellows



St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute®, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women's Health, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a respected center for orthopedics, internal medicine, primary care and many other medical services. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.

Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with more than 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada.


Dignity Health and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.


  • The Joint Commission
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • American College of Surgeons – Level I Trauma Center
  • American Heart Association – Designated Stroke Center
  • Arizona Perinatal Trust Level III Perinatal Care Center
  • College of American Pathologist Laboratory Accreditations
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities/Programs
  • American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer
  • The Joint Commission – Primary Stroke Center
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Regional Campus
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine Major Teaching Affiliate
  • The Joint Commission – Perinatal Care Certification


  • Barrow Neurological Institute – neurology, neurosurgery, research,
    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Gregory W. Fulton ALS Center, Concussion
    and Brain Injury Center, Neuro-Rehabilitation Center, Cleft and Craniofacial
    Center, brain tumor program, pituitary tumor program, aneurysm and
    cerebrovascular program, stroke program, spine program, epilepsy program,
    neuro trauma program, Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive disorders program,
    and deep brain stimulation program.
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • St. Joseph’s Family Medicine
  • St. Joseph’s Internal Medicine
  • Women’s health services – OB/Gyn, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic
    oncology, advanced gynecologic surgery, and pelvic pain. St. Joseph’s offers
    a wide range of birthing options and has the capability of caring for the most
    high-risk pregnancies and critically ill babies.
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center – Inpatient and outpatient cancer
    diagnostics, treatment and supportive services including chemotherapy,
    radiation therapy, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife, surgery, diagnostic
    and interventional radiology, genetic counseling, tumor boards, nutrition
    counseling, an American Cancer Society navigator, clinical trials and the
    cancer registry
  • Specialized critical care in seven intensive care unit ICUs – trauma ICU,
    surgical ICU, medical ICU, two neuroscience ICUs, Cardio-Thoracic ICU and
    nursery ICU
  • The Norton Thoracic Institute – Cardiovascular Center, Thoracic Disease
    Center, Esophageal Disease Center, catheterization lab, cardiac diagnostics,
    cardiovascular research, lung cancer screening and lung transplant program
  • Complete surgical services
  • Huger Mercy Living Center, a residential facility for Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Orthopedics
  • Medical imaging services, including MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, PET/CT,
    mammography and women’s imaging, ultrasound, diagnostic radiology,
    interventional radiology, and IMRI
  • St. Joseph’s Outpatient Pediatrics

Community Service Programs & Resources

  • AZ Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Brain Injury Support Group
  • Community and professional education
  • Craig Tuberculosis Clinic
  • Women’s Wellness Center and Breast Evaluation Clinic
  • Partnerships with more than 100 non-profit community organizations
  • Trauma and head injury prevention programs
  • MOMobile (Maternal Outreach Mobile unit – prenatal services)
  • Healthy Living Workshops
  • ACTIVATE Program and ACTIVATE Resource Center
  • Centering Pregnancy Program
  • FUSE – Frequent Users of Systems of Emergency
  • Huger Mercy Living Center – Alzheimer’s
  • Various support groups for patients and families on a variety of medical conditions and diseases

Statistics (Fiscal Year 2016)

Admissions: 30,807
Emergency Room Visits: 112,822
Inpatient Surgeries: 20,857
Babies Delivered: 4,839 

Community Benefit
Provided by St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph's Foundation

St. Joseph’s Foundation is a non-profit support foundation dedicated to raising funds for research, medical education and clinical programs at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. For information on how you can contribute to St. Joseph’s, visit or call the Foundation office at 602-406-3041. Gifts to St. Joseph’s Foundation are tax deductible as provided in 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code.

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