Paterson’s First Hospital Celebrates 150 Years

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, launched a year-long series of 150th Anniversary celebrations on Thursday, September 8th with the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate the humble beginnings of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Paterson’s first hospital, now known as St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healthcare System, was established by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth on September 8, 1867, in response to the industrialized City’s dire need for care… body, mind and spirit.

The founding group of sisters cared for 102 patients that first year, establishing and setting in motion an unwavering mission and commitment to community service for which St. Joseph’s is nationally recognized. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center now cares for more than 1.5 million people annually, including more than 163,000 emergency department visits.

“The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth have proudly sponsored St. Joseph’s since 1867,” said Sister Marilyn Thie, SC, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, of the faith-based healing ministry. “That beginning has mushroomed into a highly regarded healthcare system this many years later.”

“St. Joseph’s is one of the greatest jewels in the Diocese of Paterson crown. We are fortunate to have St. Joseph’s here in Paterson. Thank you for the miracles you work here each day. Keep working the miracles of healing for the next 150 years,” said Rev. Msgr. Herbert Tillyer, on behalf of the Diocese of Paterson.

The Honorable Jose Torres, Mayor of the City of Paterson, saluted the hospital and healthcare system, and presented The Mayor’s Award for outstanding civic contributions to the Paterson community. He added, “St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is appropriately named after St. Joseph the Carpenter, a building and driving force of faith. St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and the Sisters of Charity represent that for the City.”

A Letter of Special Congressional Recognition commending St. Joseph’s Healthcare System on its immense contributions to the healthcare of the State of New Jersey was presented to Mr. Slavin on behalf of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.

The historic marker, unveiled by Mr. Slavin and Sr. Marilyn Thie, SC, was blessed by Msgr. Tillyer, Sr. Marilyn Thie and Sr. Patricia Mennor, SC, Vice President, Mission at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. The marker, which will be placed on the original location of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Church Street, between Ellison and Market Streets, reads:

St. Joseph’s Hospital was founded at this Church Street location on September 8, 1867. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth,they tirelessly tended to the city’s ill, injured and poor in the 12-bed wooden structure.

This marker recognizes the 150 years that St. Joseph’s, now St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, and located at 703 Main Street, Paterson, has served the healthcare needs of its community.

Celebrating 150 Years Commitment to a Healthier Community 1867-2017

An Inspired Tradition of Service Excellence

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1867, St. Joseph’s Hospital – one of the first hospitals in New Jersey – opened its arms to the community in a small wooden house on Church Street in Paterson. Fr. William McNulty asked Mother Mary Xavier, General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth to send sisters to Paterson to tend the sick. In response, Mother Xavier sent Sr. Anne Cecelia Hartnett and four other Sisters to begin the new ministry. The Sisters, with the support of volunteers, cared for those in desperate need, including many new immigrants, who were the industrialized city’s ill, the injured, the hungry poor. A year later, the Fonda Farm on Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1867, St. Joseph’s Hospital – one of the first hospitals in New Jersey – opened its arms to the community in a small wooden house on Church Street in Paterson. Fr. William McNulty asked Mother Mary Xavier, General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth to send sisters to Paterson to tend the sick. In response, Mother Xavier sent Sr. Anne Cecelia Hartnett and four other Sisters to begin the new ministry. The Sisters, with the support of volunteers, cared for those in desperate need, including many new immigrants, who were the industrialized city’s ill, the injured, the hungry poor. A year later, the Fonda Farm on Main Street (the current site of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center) was purchased and the future of that band of pioneering Sisters…and all of Northern New Jersey was forever changed.

Each passing year brought innovations as St. Joseph’s improved and expanded the healthcare resources available to area residents. Before the turn of the Century, St. Joseph’s offered a dispensary, maternity unit and pathology laboratory. A radiology department was established in 1902. Buildings and wings were added during nearly a dozen expansion efforts in the 20th Century. Along with these projects came trendsetting medical and surgical procedures in every specialty field and a variety of academic programs – all to benefit the health care needs of our pediatric and adult patients – the hospital’s community. Nothing held back progress as St. Joseph’s sought to provide a full range of services that equaled and readily eclipsed those in New York Metropolitan hospitals.

Over the years, St. Joseph’s Hospital has grown in size and scope of service and is now recognized as New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, which encompasses St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, St. Vincent’s Healthcare and Rehab Center, Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, and a spectrum of outpatient centers across Northern New Jersey.

The longstanding tradition of service excellence, rooted in nearly a century and a half of outstanding achievements, remains unwavering. Each service is offered with a strong commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values set forth by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System proudly offers technically advanced clinical services, including ambulatory and community health services, behavioral health services, cardiology, emergency/trauma services, medicine, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation services, surgical services and women’s services. Today, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is the provider of choice in the region, the largest provider of charity care in the State and the largest employer in Passaic County.

As an organization, St. Joseph’s is defined by nearly 150 years of service excellence, by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth who inspire its culture of caring, commitment and service to community, and by the expertise and experience that contribute to the organization’s legacy. St. Joseph’s Healthcare System’s vision remains clear; its mission unchanged.

New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is a nationally recognized major academic comprehensive health care organization sponsored by its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867. To learn more about the spectrum of leading edge services and compassionate care available at St. Joseph’s, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org

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Emergency Department Recognized for Excellence

LandD WebSt. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Recognized Nationally for Excellence

The St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, Paterson, NJ, a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, has been honored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) as one of 11 select emergency departments nationwide to receive the association’s prestigious 2016 Lantern Award™. The Emergency Nurses Association bestows the Lantern Award to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

“St. Joseph’s is honored to be selected as a 2016 recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award,” said Kevin Slavin, President and CEO at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “Our Emergency Department Nursing team provides the highest standard of care and is committed to delivering exceptional quality for every patient. This recognition is a tribute to the entire team for their dedication to evidence-based medicine and to their relentless pursuit of achieving national benchmarks for excellence in emergency care.”

“I am so proud of our Emergency Department nurses for receiving this award. We, at the healthcare system, are well aware of their exceptional work and are happy they are being recognized nationally,” said Judy Padula, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

“The 2016 Lantern Award recipients have met a rigorous set of standards for excellence,” said ENA president Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN. “We look for the highest level of performance in emergency departments – emergency departments that go above and beyond to ensure quality safe practice and care for their patients. I congratulate our 2016 Lantern Award recipients for their high commitment to excellence.”

The Lantern Award™ is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. All emergency departments are eligible to apply for the Lantern Award, but those selected must meet the highest excellence standards.

Emergency department patients and their families seek quick access, meaningful interactions with the health care team and a coordinated plan. The Lantern Award serves as a visible symbol to patients that excellence is valued and that exceptional care is provided in the recipient’s emergency department. It illuminates an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into exceptional emergency care.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department Nursing team is distinguished for such programs as PIVOT nursing, an expedited triage process that enables the Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department to manage high volumes while maintaining door-to-doctor times within 15 minutes and for its many innovative programs including, Life Sustaining Management Alternatives (LSMA), an ED-based palliative care program; Alternatives to Opiates Program (ALTO); and the unique Senior Emergency Department (SrED). In addition, team work, shared governance and a culture of collaboration enable St. Joseph’s ED Magnet® Recognized Nurses to provide exceptional quality care with a special concern for the poor, vulnerable and underserved.

The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept.

About St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, is a nationally recognized major academic comprehensive health care organization sponsored by its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867. To learn more about the spectrum of leading edge services and compassionate care available at St. Joseph’s, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org.

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SJHS Joins Community in Celebrating Paterson Night Out

PatersonNightOutGroup WebSt. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) proudly participated in this year’s Paterson Night Out event. Over 35 employees and family members representing 15 departments across the Healthcare System, visited neighborhoods and interacted with residents.

“St. Joseph’s Healthcare System was proud to once again support Paterson’s Night Out. St. Joseph’s has a history of investing into our surrounding communities that dates back nearly 150 years. We are strongly committed to being an active partner throughout the Northern New Jersey region by participating in and coordinating a variety of community outreach programs. It is our way of getting to better know our community while also giving them an opportunity to better know us outside of the clinical setting,” says Kenneth Morris, Jr., Vice President, External Affairs, SJHS.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System employees were joined by Paterson City Council members William McKoy, Council President, and Maritza Davila, Councilwoman-at-Large, as well as City officials Sonia Gordon, Acting City Clerk, and Marcia Julian-Sottorrio, Community Relations Specialist.

St. Joseph’s staff participation for this event was organized by Darlene Quijada-Brito, Manager, Community Outreach, SJHS. For more information regarding SJHS sponsored community activities, please call 973.754.4407.

August 18, 2016

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St. Joseph’s is Recognized as One of the Best in New Jersey

WebAwardIconSt. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is once again ranked as one of the best hospitals in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the top 10 in the State of New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized among the “Best Regional Hospitals” in the New York Metro area (#18), in New Jersey (#8), and named among the best in Northern New Jersey. These rankings reflect the commitment and expertise of our outstanding physicians, nurses, Magnet Recognized for Excellence 4 consecutive times since 1999, and skilled clinicians who use advanced treatment technologies and effective, innovative practices within comfortable environments of care.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is also recognized by U.S. News as high performing in the following specialties, conditions and procedures different medical specialties:

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Urology
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Colon Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

U.S. News publishes “Best Hospitals” to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

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St. Joseph’s is Recognized as One of the Best in New Jersey

WebAwardIconSt. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is once again ranked as one of the best hospitals in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the top 10 in the State of New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized among the “Best Regional Hospitals” in the New York Metro area (#18), in New Jersey (#8), and named among the best in Northern New Jersey. These rankings reflect the commitment and expertise of our outstanding physicians, nurses, Magnet Recognized for Excellence 4 consecutive times since 1999, and skilled clinicians who use advanced treatment technologies and effective, innovative practices within sleek new environments of care.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is also recognized by U.S. News as high performing in the following specialties, conditions and procedures different medical specialties:

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Urology
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Colon Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

U.S. News publishes “Best Hospitals” to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

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Excellence in Women's Health Services

LandD WebSt. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is recognized as the only hospital in New Jersey to receive the following 2016 Excellence Awards from Healthgrades®: Labor and Delivery Excellence AwardTM, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Excellence AwardTM and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence AwardTM.

 Each year, Healthgrades® analyzes the quality of care of women during and after childbirth, and the outcomes and risks for the most common gynecologic procedures at U.S. hospitals. These Excellence Awards mean that St. Joseph’s is named in the Top 5% in the Nation for Labor and Delivery care; Top 5% in the Nation for OB/GYN care; and Top 10% in the Nation for Gynecologic Surgery of those hospitals surveyed.

In addition, within these women’s care excellence awards categories, St. Joseph’s has received the following Healthgrades® ratings:

  • C-Section Delivery Five-Star Rating (Labor and Delivery)
  • Vaginal Delivery Five-Star Rating (Labor and Delivery)
  • Hysterectomy Five-Star Rating (Gynecologic Surgery)

All of these awards are additional assurance to our patients and residents of the surrounding communities of superior, safe, quality care at St. Joseph’s.

 

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