Saint Joseph's Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital is Atlanta's oldest hospital and the only Catholic hospital in the city. Established in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph's mission is to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care.
SaintSavannah to Atlanta to open the hospital, which became the city's first permanent medical facility after the Civil War (1861-65).
Sainttransplant centers in the state and has the twelfth-largest cardiac and vascular program in the country, providing such advanced procedures as minimally invasive robotic surgery.
As a grantee hospital for the National Cancer Institute–funded Community Clinical Oncology Program, Saint Joseph's collaborates with seven other area hospitals in clinical trials for breast, prostate, and lung cancers.
Research using tissue engineering, cell therapy, and gene therapy is under way at Saint Joseph's Research Institute's (SJRI) preclinical lab and clinical facilities. SJRI has gathered scientists, industrial
Saint Joseph's has also received national recognition for its patient care. In 2004 it received the Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence for the third consecutive time, one of only three hospitals in the nation to do so. The Magnet is awarded by the American Nursing Association's Credentialing Center.
J. D. Power and Associates has recognized Saint Joseph's as a Distinguished Hospital for Service Excellence, and HealthGrades, a national provider of health care information, has rated Saint Joseph's "number one in Georgia and among the best in the nation" for its vascular and cardiac services, designating it a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. In 2005 HealthGrades designated Saint Joseph's a Distinguished Hospital for Patient Safety, one of only ten nonteaching hospitals in the country to earn the dual distinctions. Solucient, a national health care information company, named Saint Joseph's one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in 2005 and one of the 100 Top Hospitals Orthopaedic in 2000, the company's last rating year.
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In 2005 Saint Joseph's embarked on a five-year, $311 million expansion of its cardiac, vascular, and other medical and surgical services. The institution also announced plans to develop the Kenneth E. Thomas Center for Nursing Excellence.
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