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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

About Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1880, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is Atlanta's longest-serving hospital. Today, the 410-bed, acute-care facility is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast. Emory Saint Joseph’s is a leader among all Georgia hospitals and is part of the Emory Healthcare system.

Our Mission

Furthering the healing ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital gives tangible expression to Christ's merciful love by providing compassionate, clinically excellent health care in the spirit of loving service to those in need, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our History

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is Atlanta's longest-serving hospital, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1880. Four sisters, with just 50 cents between them, opened the Atlanta Hospital — the city’s first after the Civil War.

What started in a small house on Baker Street is now a 32-acre campus in north Atlanta. It was renamed Saint Joseph’s Hospital in the 1970s. Our mission is the same today as it was over 130 years ago — to provide compassionate care, especially to those in need.

As a result of its medical excellence, compassionate care and cost-effectiveness, Emory Saint Joseph’s has received numerous awards including the distinguished Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. It was the first in Georgia to earn Magnet Recognition and has now earned its fifth Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence making it one of only three hospitals – and the only community hospital – in the world to receive five consecutive designations.

Pharmacy Services

The Department of Pharmacy is committed to providing exceptional care to the patients at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.  Inpatient services include comprehensive unit dose distribution and IV admixture, automated dispensing systems, investigational drug services, and decentralized pharmaceutical care.  Pharmacists are members of the Code Response Team, participate in Critical Care patient rounds, provide nutrition support services, monitor all patients on anticoagulant therapy, educate patients being discharged on warfarin, and offer pharmacokinetic monitoring services to our patients.