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STOCKTON, April 13, 2020 - Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center has launched an onsite “Grocery Store” for its employees and physicians. The store is intended to provide some relief to employees, offering them a safe area to shop for much needed items.
The grocery store, referred to as St. Joseph’s Market, is stocked with important items that can be hard to find in stores, especially for those working long shifts. Items available for purchase include eggs, milk, cereal, pasta, sauces, soups, toilet paper and other essential food and household items as available.
“We recognize how challenging it is for many of our employees and physicians to find needed items at the grocery store, especially after working a long shift,” said Don Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s. “It is our hope that this small gesture of kindness helps to remove the burden of finding hard-to-get necessities, by making it easier for our employees to buy what they need, as quickly as possible.”
St. Joseph’s is leveraging vendor partnerships with U.S. Foods and Sysco to obtain these needed items for employees and to keep its grocery store stocked.
St. Joseph’s Market will be open to employees and physicians during regular cafeteria business hours, seven days a week as long as the service is needed.
About St. Joseph’s Medical Center
St. Joseph's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 355 beds, a physician staff of over 700, and more than 2,700 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children's services, St. Joseph's is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and under-served. As a Sponsoring Institution for Graduate Medical Education, St. Joseph’s supports rapidly growing educational programs for both resident physicians and medical students. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph's is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. St. Joseph's is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. 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 a member of Dignity Health, a system of ancillary care sites, medical foundations, and acute care hospitals serving California, Arizona and Nevada.