ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

A Higher Level of Care

You would move mountains for your loved ones. You would go to the ends of the earth and beyond for them. But when it comes to world-class health care, the answer is much closer to home.

At St. Joseph’s Health, we prepare ourselves to meet every challenge, because you and your loved ones deserve the best care possible. We have received a significant number of awards; earned the highest designations; and attained national recognition. But these are not enough. We will continue to innovate and advance the field of medicine. Because protecting the ones you love takes a higher level of care.

How far do you go to protect the ones you love? Protection is an expression of love. And at St. Joseph’s Health, it’s more than that. That’s why, by the most-critical measures, no other hospital in the region outperforms us.

At St. Joseph’s Health, we strive for the gold standard of safety. Anything less is not good enough.

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

PATIENT SAFETY

Highest-Rated Hospital for Safety in Syracuse

Our approach toward maintaining the highest levels of safety comes down to one simple fact: We care for your loved ones like they’re family. Preventing mistakes; reducing infection rates; and communicating clearly between staff, patients and families — all of these combine to help keep everyone safe and heal faster.

RECOGNIZED FOR:

ERROR ELIMINATION

REDUCED INFECTION RATES

OPEN COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

Studies show that performing more procedures results in better outcomes. Our significant experience ensures that you receive the highest-quality care.

KNEE, HIP & SPINE SURGERIES
#1 in Surgeries for Knee, Hip and Spine in CNY
With our experienced team of surgeons, we perform more elective orthopedic surgeries than any other hospital in Central New York.*
*HANYS Market Expert Report 2013-2016
CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERIES
#1 in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgeries in CNY
When it comes to matters of the heart, we’re nationally recognized. We perform twice as many Coronary Artery Bypass Surgeries as the next-two highest hospitals combined.*
*Adult Cardiac Surgery DoH 2013-2015
HEART VALVE SURGERIES
#1 in Heart Valve Surgeries in CNY
We perform more than three times as many Heart Valve Surgeries as all other hospitals in the area combined.*
*Adult Cardiac Surgery DoH 2013-2015
VASCULAR SURGERIES
#1 in Vascular Surgeries in Central New York
We perform more than twice as many vascular surgeries as the next-two-highest hospitals in the area combined.*
*HANYS Market Expert Report 2016
HOSPITAL-BASED HOME HEALTH CARE VISITS
#1 in Hospital-Based Home Health Care Visits in CNY
Patients treated at home can have a lower chance of contracting infections and can also recover faster. We’re the only hospital-based provider in the region.*
*SJH FY17 Fact Sheet

As a leading hospital in the region, we are elevated by the recognition we receive from well-regarded sources.

A Best Regional Hospital
We've been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New York for our high standards of excellence and for our exemplary performance for a fourth-consecutive year.
One of Only Eight Percent of Hospitals in the Nation to Receive Magnet® Designation.
We're the only hospital in the region to receive the most prestigious designation for nursing excellence and high-quality inpatient care.
Cardiac Surgery Excellence
We've earned the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence award for six consecutive years; and, this year, we've been recognized as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery.
Five-Star Total Knee Replacement
For the past 13 years, we've been a Five-Star recipient for knee-replacement procedures. Our top orthopedics team uses the most-advanced techniques to get you back to doing what you love — faster, safer, better than ever.
Five-Star Vaginal Delivery
On average, mothers are 43% less likely to experience complications during the delivery process at a Five-Star hospital.* That’s another reason we’re the best choice for expectant mothers.*
*vs. hospitals with 1 star.
Female by Design
We're recognized for exceptional patient care and treatment in obstetrics and orthopedics, ranking in the top-22 best hospitals in the nation for orthopedics — making us the best choice for women in Central New York.
We are Baby-Friendly®
We’ve been recognized as a "Baby-Friendly" hospital by WHO and UNICEF, thanks to our dedicated medical team, which goes above and beyond to help mothers successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding.
2018 Guardian of Excellence®
We’re one of only three hospitals in the country and the only hospital in New York State to receive this recognition in 2018 for our Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Experience.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
We've been recognized for our efforts in bringing quality integrated health care to our patients, ensuring that all of our Primary Care offices in Madison County and Onondaga County are Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
American Heart Association Center of Excellence
One of only eight hospitals in the nation to be named a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence by the American Heart Association.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
A Best Regional Hospital
We've been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New York for our high standards of excellence and for our exemplary performance for a fourth-consecutive year.
AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER
One of Only Eight Percent of Hospitals in the Nation to Receive Magnet® Designation.
We're the only hospital in the region to receive the most prestigious designation for nursing excellence and high-quality inpatient care.
HEALTHGRADES
Cardiac Surgery Excellence
We've earned the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence award for six consecutive years; and, this year, we've been recognized as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery.
HEALTHGRADES
Five-Star Total Knee Replacement
For the past 13 years, we've been a Five-Star recipient for knee-replacement procedures. Our top orthopedics team uses the most-advanced techniques to get you back to doing what you love — faster, safer, better than ever.
HEALTHGRADES
Five-Star Vaginal Delivery
On average, mothers are 43% less likely to experience complications during the delivery process at a Five-Star hospital.* That’s another reason we’re the best choice for expectant mothers.*
*vs. hospitals with 1 star.
WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
Female by Design
We're recognized for exceptional patient care and treatment in obstetrics and orthopedics, ranking in the top-22 best hospitals in the nation for orthopedics — making us the best choice for women in Central New York.
BABY-FRIENDLY USA®
We are Baby-Friendly®
We’ve been recognized as a "Baby-Friendly" hospital by WHO and UNICEF, thanks to our dedicated medical team, which goes above and beyond to help mothers successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding.
PRESS GANEY®
2018 Guardian of Excellence®
We’re one of only three hospitals in the country and the only hospital in New York State to receive this recognition in 2018 for our Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Experience.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
Patient-Centered Medical Home
We've been recognized for our efforts in bringing quality integrated health care to our patients, ensuring that all of our Primary Care offices in Madison County and Onondaga County are Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
American Heart Association Center of Excellence
One of only eight hospitals in the nation to be named a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence by the American Heart Association.

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

CONTINUUM OF CARE

We provide quality integrated health care at all levels and stages of treatment — ensuring positive outcomes and efficiency, real-time analytics and value-added services.

PREVENTION
Exercise
Sleep
Hygiene
We’re here for you whenever you need us. That’s why we offer the community preventive care, which includes our on-staff dieticians, diabetes management courses, physical therapy sessions and sleep therapy through the St. Joseph’s Health Sleep Laboratory.
DIAGNOSIS
Primary Care Physicians
Specialists
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Magnet-recognized Hospital
When it comes to ensuring favorable outcomes, our plan of action is to play to our strengths and — most importantly — to work together across our integrated health care system to give you the best personalized care possible.
TREATMENT
Inpatient
Outpatient
Rehabilitation
Skilled Nursing Facility
Every treatment plan is as unique as the patient it's for. We start at a level that is appropriate to their needs, and we then step up or step down treatment as needed.
HOME CARE
Home Care
Hospice
Telemedicine
Treatment doesn’t have to be at the hospital in all cases. For specific cases, we can offer recovery support and chronic-condition care at home. Studies show that, when you receive care at home, recovery is often faster; emotional well-being improves; and risk of infection decreases.
HEALTHY LIVING
Housing
Education
Employment
Mental Health
We focus on maximizing personal health management and the overall well-being of our community — so that our patients can enjoy the best quality of life in a healthy environment.

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

Good health begins within our communities. Joining forces with Trinity Health, we are addressing the social determinants impacting our communities to improve the health of Central New Yorkers today and for future generations.

WORK TRAIN
Good health depends on having access to economic opportunity. That’s why we are an active collaborator with the Work Train program, which provides job training to community members — building skills for employment at St. Joseph’s Health.
NORTHSIDE URBAN PARTNERSHIP
We collaborate with the Northside Urban Partnership (NorthsideUP), with the goals of developing infrastructure and cultivating the economy within the underserved community surrounding St. Joseph’s Health Hospital.

THE TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE – SYRACUSE
Health is supported and improved by access to healthy choices. We’ve joined forces with a group of key organizations to work on a shared mission aimed at improving the health of Syracuse. TCI Syracuse is a five year program funded by Trinity Health.
WORK TRAIN
Good health depends on having access to economic opportunity. That’s why we are an active collaborator with the Work Train program, which provides job training to community members — building skills for employment at St. Joseph’s Health.
NORTHSIDE URBAN PARTNERSHIP
We collaborate with the Northside Urban Partnership (NorthsideUP), with the goals of developing infrastructure and cultivating the economy within the underserved community surrounding St. Joseph’s Health Hospital.

THE TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE – SYRACUSE
Health is supported and improved by access to healthy choices. We’ve joined forces with a group of key organizations to work on a shared mission aimed at improving the health of Syracuse. TCI Syracuse is a five year program funded by Trinity Health.

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH

SERVICES OF EXCELLENCE

To us, quality is everything, and we offer many services of extraordinary quality. Many of them stand apart as nationally recognized services of excellence.

CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE
Comprehensive Care
 
Our multi-specialty, team-based approach toward cardiovascular, cardiac and vascular care allows us to offer the widest range of diagnostic and treatment options in the region. Our approach has earned us a Center of Excellence designation from the American Heart Association.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH
Health Care That Is Female by Design
Our novel approach to women’s health brings together all of the health care services that women need through every phase of life, so that they can receive integrated, individualized care within one system.

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ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE CARE
Age Is Just a Number
 
St. Joseph’s Health performs more hip-replacement, knee-replacement and spine surgeries than any other hospital in the region.* With the most-experienced teams, using the most-advanced techniques, we prove every day that age is just a number.
*HANYS Market Expert Report 2013-2016

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GENERAL SURGERY
Most-Experienced Team in the Region
We perform more adult inpatient general surgeries* and robotic-assisted general surgeries** than any other area hospital, which result in less pain; a faster recovery; and — most importantly — peace of mind.
*HANYS Market Expert, NYS SPARCS Inpatient Surgery Dataset for 2015 **Per Intuitive Surgical; Syracuse MSA data 2016

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PRIMARY CARE
World-Class Network of Care, Close to Home
With eight Primary Care facilities spanning Madison County and Onondaga County, Central New Yorkers are never too far from an integrated health system of world-class medical care.

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VASCULAR SERVICES
Most Experience = Better Results
From minimally invasive procedures leaving practically no scarring to traditional open surgeries, our team has more experience performing these procedures than any other hospital in the region.*
*Inpatient HANYS Market Expert Report, 2016

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BARIATRIC CENTER
Accredited Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery
We’ve achieved the MBSAQIP accreditation*, proving that we maintain the highest standards for physical resources, standards of practice and human resources.
*Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

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HEARTBURN CENTER
Reclaim Your Life
 
We’re the first dedicated and comprehensive Heartburn Center in the greater Syracuse region, and we’re the first to offer the LINX implant procedure. Our multi-disciplinary team works across specialties to address the disease, not just the symptoms.

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STROKE CARE
Certified Stroke Center
 
We’ve achieved Primary Stroke Center status from the Public Health and Health Planning Council of the New York State DoH. Also, we’ve been recognized as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV GL – Healthcare. When it comes to stroke, we provide a higher level of care.

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CARE FLIGHT
Air Medical Transport Program
 
Our 24/7 air medical transport program is designed to significantly decrease transport time for heart attack and stroke patients — exponentially boosting your chance of favorable outcomes. Because when it comes to saving lives, every second counts.

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SERVICES OF EXCELLENCE
Cardiovascular Institute
Women's Health
Orthopedic and Spine Care
General Surgery
Primary Care
Vascular Services
Bariatric Center
Heartburn Center
Stroke Care
Care Flight