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St. Joseph’s Celebrates 120 Years of Service to the Community

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STOCKTON, February 12, 2019 - It began as a dream, then a prayer, a hope, and finally a reality. From the laying of the cornerstone in March 1899 to today, what was originally St. Joseph’s Home and Hospital, has grown far beyond the dreams of founder Father William O’Connor and sponsors Dominican Sisters of San Rafael to become a nationally recognized medical center serving the broader community of San Joaquin county and educating the nurses, clinicians, and doctors of tomorrow.

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 as we celebrate our legacy, reflect and share stories from our past, and look on with hope toward our collective future.

Blessing at the Cornerstone 
2:00 pm | Near the Main Entrance
Join us for a moment of reflection at our cornerstone as we officially unveil our 120th Anniversary Legacy Display, which will be featured on our Pavilion Bridge.   

Our Legacy - Stories from our Past
3:30 pm & 6:00 pm | In the Auditorium
Take a step into the past and learn about the history of the great people that came before us to form St. Joseph’s. Enjoy a mini-production featuring vignettes written, produced and starring St. Joseph’s staff.   

Free parking will be provided.


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About St. Joseph's Medical Center

St. Joseph's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 347 beds, a physician staff of over 600, and more than 2,300 employees. St. Joseph's specializes in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Joseph's is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph's is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O'Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph's continues to lead the region in medical innovation. St. Joseph's Medical Center is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2016, St. Joseph's provided over $57 million in charity care, community services, and unreimbursed patient care. St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, a system of ancillary care sites, medical foundations, and acute care hospitals serving California, Arizona and Nevada. 



Publish date: 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Media Contact

Kellie Ryan, Manager of Communications

p: (209) 461-5443

[email protected]