Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission, Vision, and Values

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From 102 patients in the first year of operation to more than 1.6 million patient-visits last year, St. Joseph's continues to evolve as the leading health resource in the community and for the community. The hub of the multifaceted St. Joseph's Healthcare System, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is a member of an integrated System of components aligned to provide a comprehensive spectrum of services designed to heal the minds, bodies, and spirits of those in need.

St. Joseph's Healthcare System includes:

  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson
  • St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, a division of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, in Wayne
  • St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Cedar Grove
  • Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc., in Totowa


With more than 1,300 on our medical staff and nearly 5,100 employees, St. Joseph's Healthcare System is the largest employer in Passaic County, the second largest provider of charity care in New Jersey, and the health care provider of choice for the residents of the region. Serving close to 1,000 beds system-wide, St. Joseph's Healthcare System continues to fulfill the Mission, Vision, and Values set forth by its founders and sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

Our Mission

In the spirit of Toward Boundless Charity, the Mission of the St. Joseph's Healthcare System, a ministry of healing in the Catholic Church and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is to render quality healthcare in northern New Jersey with a special concern for the poor and under served.

Our Vision

St. Joseph's Healthcare System will be recognized as a leading health care provider of choice in New Jersey. It will be characterized by the excellence of its health care services, its focus on compassionate care of its patients, and by a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Our Values

The core values express our convictions and beliefs. We strive to integrate these values into all that we do.

Dignity - We respect each person at every stage of development as created by God.

Justice - We advocate for the needs of the most vulnerable. We operate at all levels in an ethical manner, with fairness, honesty, and confidentiality.

Excellence - We enable the highest performance through ongoing growth and development with a commitment to quality, openness to new ideas, accountability to standards, and working together to achieve goals.

Stewardship - We use our resources, both human and financial, in a responsible manner with a special commitment for the care of the poor.


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