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About Us


As a premier academic and research healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a lasting future for our community through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. Our threefold mission is to provide dynamic research, revolutionary methods in health sciences education, and the highest standard of clinical care in a spirit of compassion, innovation and commitment.

SJHH is a member of the St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), and is affiliated with McMaster University, Mohawk College. St. Joseph's is also home to the prestigious Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health. The internationally renowned Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) is among St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton’s prominent teaching contributions. SJHH is also among a very few hospitals in Ontario designated as Baby-Friendly. Baby-Friendly means that we protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. 

SJHH has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. The Hospital is particularly well known for excellence in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer surgery and women’s and infants’ care. We are also recognized as a leading academic and research centre.

If you are interested in more information about our programs and services, please visit the Health Services section of our website. If you are interested in joining our innovative team and want to learn more about career opportunities at St. Joe's, please visit our online Careers section.

St. Joe’s embraces the values of Dignity, Respect, Justice and Responsibility. We must ensure that we live those values. Racism, prejudice and discrimination will not be tolerated. We are committed to doing better, and to make progress on building an inclusive, equitable and fair healthcare system and community. Learn more about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at St. Joe's.

We always welcome and encourage your feedback on ways that we can better serve our community, patients and their families. Please visit our online Patient Relations section or contact the Patient Relations Department by e-mail at

To “Get to Know St. Joe’s” we encourage you to explore the many links on the menu to the left. Learn more about our welcoming and collaborative culture, our values, our history, our campus locations, our leadership, associations, partners and more.