About Us

St. Joseph Health (SJH) is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, a new organization created by Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health with the goal of improving the health of the communities it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

It is organized into three regions:

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a “continuum of care,” matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Established in 1982, the roots of St. Joseph Health date back more than 100 years to 1912 when a handful of Midwestern religious women, who became the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, traveled across the country to open a school and eventually a small hospital in the lumber town of Eureka, California. Today, SJH continues its work in the tradition of the Sisters through our acute care hospitals, home health care, rehabilitation programs, primary care clinics and many community outreach and wellness programs. In each community it touches, SJH reaches out to care for the poor and vulnerable.

SJH serves 10 distinct communities within these three general regions and strives to provide perfect care while building the healthiest communities and ensuring every encounter is sacred. These extraordinary efforts have been recognized locally and nationally, including distinctions in US News & World Report and Magnet recognition.

What Drives Us

Our mission, vision and values work together to shape our decisions and guide our actions. They form the heart of our health care ministry.

  • Our Mission: As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
  • Our Vision: Health for a Better World
  • Our Promise: “Know me, care for me, ease my way.”
  • The core Values of SJH serve as the guiding principles for all we do, shaping our interactions with those whom we are privileged to serve.
    • Compassion
      Jesus taught and healed with compassion for all. –Matthew 4:24
      We reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did. We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.
    • Dignity
      All people have been created in the image of God. –Genesis 1:27
      We value, encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. We recognize each interaction as a sacred encounter.
    • Justice
      Act with justice, love with kindness and walk humbly with your God. –Micah 6:8
      We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We strive to care wisely for our people, our resources and our earth. We stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression and promoting justice for all.
    • Excellence
      Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. –Colossians 3:23
      We set the highest standards for ourselves and our ministries. Through transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality of life in our communities. We commit to compassionate, safe and reliable practices for the care of all.
    • Integrity
      Let us love not merely with words or speech but with actions in truth. –1 John 3:18
      We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons. We speak the truth with courage and respect. We pursue authenticity with humility and simplicity.