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Our Department


The Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Medical Center – Stockton provides a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, residents, staff, and on-call specialists to treat critically ill and injured adults and children. The department has the highest volume and acuity of all the hospitals within the Dignity Health system and is one of the highest volume departments in Northern California.  In 2017, the department saw close to 93,000 unique patient visits. 2017 also saw completion of Phase One of an expansion plan increasing the total number of beds to over 60. 

The Emergency Department is a STEMI receiving center, Stroke receiving center, and the largest Emergency Department in San Joaquin County. The department serves the diverse patient population of Stockton and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Emergency Department team provides an extraordinary level of knowledge, skill and compassion to every patient. 

Key stats:

  • 92,977 unique patient visits in 2017
  • Approximately 33% admission rate overall and 13% ICU admission rate in 2017
  • Dedicated 4-bed Pediatric area
  • STEMI and Stroke receiving center
  • Recently upgraded Electronic Medical Record system
  • ED Pharmacist program