Thank you St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center!

A baby’s birth. An empathetic nurse. A healing doctor. These memories have impacted the lives and families of many Phoenicians and March 19 will commemorate the place that has annually given over $50 million in service and programs for this community.

In 1895, the first stake was pounded in the ground where St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center was established. It started with just 24 private rooms and, like the community it serves, has grown to house over 740 beds. The Sisters of Mercy, the original founders of the hospital, started with a mission of compassion, which still remains strong over a century later through the professionals that serve in the hospital today. On Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 pm, St. Joseph’s is gathering former patients and hospital supporters to celebrate its 115th anniversary in Phoenix with a candle lighting ceremony. If you are interested in attending and offering your support, please email stjosephsceremony@chw.edu.

Do you have a special memory of St. Joseph’s? The hospital is asking for stories where St. Joseph’s affected your life or the life of someone you know. Similar to 2005, community stories were used to commemorate the opening of the new Barrow Neuroscience Tower. These stories may be used to celebrate the anniversary. Stories can be emailed to shareyourstjosephstory@chw.edu.  Please include your name and contact information.

For over 100 years, St. Joseph’s has committed to provide high-quality health services with compassion and dignity. They have collaborated with several community groups to achieve the goal of affordable healthcare for ALL people. They educate and provide viable solutions to make our society healthier. From providing doctors new approaches to medicine to comforting patients battling cancer, the people of St. Joseph’s is a unique thread that weaves Arizona together. We thank you St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical center for serving our community for all these years.

For more information on St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, please go to www.stjosephs-phx.org

For more information on the benefits of membership with Phoenix Community Alliance, please visit www.phoenixcommunityalliance.com

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