About Saint Joseph's

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1880, Saint Joseph’s facility is Atlanta's oldest hospital. Today, the 410-bed, acute-care facility is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast.

Saint Joseph’s Hospital is a leader among Georgia health-care providers, respected for its expertise, innovation in health-care delivery and quality of care. While discussions of health frequently focus on competition and managed costs, Saint Joseph’s has not lost sight of the people behind the numbers or its mission to serve those most in need. A commitment to the community is deeply rooted in its history.

As a leader in cardiac, neurologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, orthopaedic and cancer care, among others, Saint Joseph’s offers its patients the latest procedures and treatments by providing its medical staff, comprised of more than 750 physicians, with research services and the most advanced technology available.

In addition to serving the metro-Atlanta area, patients come from all over Georgia and nearby states because of Saint Joseph's specialized services, excellent reputation and unique patient experience. In fact, Saint Joseph's is Georgia's only hospital to have received the Top 50 Hospitals USA designation.

As a result of its medical excellence, compassionate care and cost-effectiveness, Emory Saint Joseph’s has received numerous awards including the distinguished Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. It was the first in Georgia to earn Magnet Recognition and has now earned its fifth Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence making it one of only three hospitals – and the only community hospital – in the world to receive five consecutive designations. 

The hospital has also earned a designation of best in Georgia and top five percent in the nation for cardiac and vascular programs; and Solucient’s list of 100 Top Hospitals in the country for cardiac and orthopaedic care. Saint Joseph's is the only Atlanta hospital named to J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program for Service Excellence.

Respect and Dignity for All
Saint Joseph's is committed to responding to each patient's total needs--physically, emotional, socially and spiritually. Patient care management, counseling, pastoral care, specialized support groups, education and social services are all considered integral components to the care that is provided.

Patient Satisfaction
Saint Joseph's scores are consistently higher than the national average and rank in the 95 percentile of surveyed hospitals throughout the country regarding overall quality of care and services.

Community Service
Each year, Saint Joseph’s provides $37 million annually in charitable and uncompensated care for Atlanta’s poor and elderly. Saint Joseph’s employees contribute to the community as well through various organized projects.