St. Joseph’s Wayne Awarded Primary Stroke Center Designation

Community ConnectionsSt. Joseph’s Wayne Awarded Primary Stroke Center Designation

As a part of our ongoing efforts to enhance services to our surrounding communities, we are proud to announce that St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital has been designated by the State of New Jersey as a Primary Stroke Care Center. This special status is only given to hospitals that meet strict national guidelines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke and have acute stroke teams available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The designation of our stroke program provides us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional care we provide on our Wayne Campus and our efforts to advance our services even further,” says Jennifer Mendrzycki,Vice President and Site Executive of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. These statistics make it clear why quick diagnosis and treatment of stroke,along with a specially trained acute stroke team is so critical.

“Designation is a comprehensive process and I commend everyone involved for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate our standard of care and instill confidence in the communities we serve,” adds Jennifer Mendrzycki. “This is yet another example of the many great things happening at our Wayne Hospital.”


St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital 30th Anniversary Sports Classic

Monday, May 15, 2017
North Jersey Country Club
594 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
Honoring Roy Kay, Jr., Founder of the St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital Sports Classic


7:00 AM Breakfast and Morning Registration
7:30 AM Morning Shotgun
11:30 AM Barbeque and Afternoon Registration
1:00 PM Afternoon Shotgun
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner
Individual Golfers: $650
Sponsorships available from $500 to $10,000
To register for the event, visit or
contact Kathy DeFeo at 973.956.3304 or

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital 10th Anniversary Cooking for Kids

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Westmount Country Club
VIP Reception: 6:00-7:00 PM
General Admission: 7:00-10:00 PM

Join 50 of the Metropolitan Area’s Top Chefs, Restaurants and Beverage Purveyors for the 10th Anniversary of St. Joseph’s Children’s signature food and wine tasting.

VIP Tickets: $275 ($250 until Friday, April 21)
General Admission Tickets: $195 ($175 until Friday, April 21)
Sponsorships available from $2,000 to $10,000

To purchase your tickets,
visit or contact John Dougherty at



Please join St. Joseph's Healthcare System in celebrating National Donate Life Month as we encourage you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. To raise awareness for organ and tissue donation and celebrate the generosity of donors – St. Joseph’s is participating in a national campaign “Let Life Bloom” to encourage more people to register as donors.

Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Statistics:

125,000 men, women, and children await lifesaving organ transplants.

Sadly, 8,000 people die each year because the organs they need are not donated in time.

82% of patients who are waiting are in need of a kidney.

683,000 transplants have taken place since 1988.

In 2016, 33,600 transplants brought new life to patients and their families.

Please register to be a donor online at Or, you can register at your local NJ Division of Motor Vehicles office.


Paterson’s First Hospital Celebrates 150 Years

DSC 0196St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Kicks-off Anniversary Celebration”


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.”

“Past generations and future generations should find comfort in knowing that the St. Joseph’s commitment to compassionate and quality health care hasn’t changed since the day it opened and won’t change as we look to the future. We always have, and always will, strive to be true to the Mission and Values of our Sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth as we have since 1867,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

“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


An Inspired Tradition of Service Excellence

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



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