Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ’s) in 1853, 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. As a Catholic hospital, the values of the CSJ’s are especially reflected in our welcoming all people as the dear neighbor, promoting human dignity, caring for the poor, embracing spiritual well-being, and supporting a relationship of mutual respect, trust, and honesty for our patients and providers. Go here to learn more about these values.
A Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac care, 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.