History

About Us

Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for delivery of health and social services, and takes pride in a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Today, we are one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations are known for genuine compassion and caring, both locally and around the world. Each of the organizations offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health. SJHS is also a well-recognized leader for innovation in models of patient centred integrated care at each stage of the patient experience.

Members benefit from System affiliation in many ways: strength in a shared mission and values, group buying power, research and information sharing through the St. Joseph’s Health System Research Network, and improvements in quality of work life for staff.

We live our mission every day in the way we treat the people we serve, and each other. Genuine compassion and caring - it's what we're known for, locally and around the world.

Quick Facts
  • Established in 1991 
  • One of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to healthcare 
  • Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton 
  • Genuine compassion and caring – it’s what we’re known for locally and around the world 
  • Six different member organizations and member foundations