Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, HealthEast St. Joseph's Hospital in downtown St. Paul is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital. Although much has changed in health care since the hospital's early days, the practice of providing high quality, compassionate care remains constant. From technology to education, family support and spirituality to community outreach, our commitment ensures you’ll always receive high quality, compassionate care.
A Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac care, HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital is a member of the University of Minnesota's Family Medicine and Community Health residency program and is Medicare certified.
Research shows that Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures and lower rates of health care associated infections compared with their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-efficient than non-designated hospitals for those same cardiac procedures.