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SJHH / About/ Get To Know St. Joe's

Get To Know St. Joe's

Who We Are

As a leading academic health science and research centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) delivers high-quality, evidence based, compassionate care to patients in Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant and beyond.

Home to more than 4,000 staff, 700 physicians and 600 volunteers, St. Joe’s is a multi-site, regional, tertiary centre, renowned for its strength in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer surgery and women’s and infants’ care. Our emergency department sees more than 50,000 patients a year.

For over 125 years St. Joseph's has cared for the community in a spirit of compassion, innovation, and commitment – driven by the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is the largest acute care hospital and only academic and research centre in the St. Joseph’s Health System.  Please see our vital statistics here.

Our Campuses

Charlton Campus
St. Joseph's Healthcare’s Charlton Campus is a 600-plus bed acute care facility located in downtown Hamilton (50 Charlton Avenue East). 

The Charlton Campus is home to the world- renowned Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery, the Brain Body Institute and the highly respected Research at St. Joe's program with its satellite organization, the Centre for the Evaluation of Medicine. Our busy Emergency Department and Women’s and Infants’ programs are located at this campus, along with our Surgical Centre.

Locating research facilities inside the hospital's front doors reflects our drive to integrate basic and clinical research. Bringing research to the bedside also strengthens our partnerships with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Mohawk College

King Campus
An out-patient facility located at 2757 King St. East, St. Joseph’s King Campus is a pioneer in Ontario’s health care system. With a focus on bringing care into the community to support the needs of the residents of Stoney Creek, East Hamilton, and the broader Hamilton-Wentworth Region, programs and services at our King Campus range from a Regional Eye Institute (providing eye care and cataract surgery) to pain management services, a Mature Women’s Health Centre, a 39-bed satellite Dialysis Clinic, and a host of educational programs including asthma management, nutrition and diabetes.

Our King Campus is also home to St. Joseph’s Urgent Care Centre, providing access to care for non-life threatening emergencies, with volumes equal to those of the Emergency Department at the Charlton Campus.

West 5th Campus
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is a proud leader in the treatment of mental health and medical care. The Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare at St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus was designed to transform how mental illness and addiction are viewed. Mental illness and addiction are no different from any other medical disorder, such as diseases of the heart or lungs. Our hospital is a place where people will receive holistic and integrated treatment. At St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus, patients can get an MRI of their knee, receive treatment for depression, get help with their diabetes and learn how to manage their alcoholism or schizophrenia.  The hospital at the West 5th Campus has 305 inpatient beds.