Josephs Hospital Background
1849, Ireland was experiencing a devastating famine, which sent
people fleeing to the United States.
For Irish immigrants who settled in Philadelphia, medical
attention was desperately needed.
To answer the growing medical needs, a substantial
three-story home was purchases at the corner of 16th
Street and Girard Avenue.
This dwelling would soon come to be known as St. Joseph's
Hospital, the oldest Catholic Hospital in the city of
St. Joseph's Hospital has continued to grow and expand.
It is our mission to provide quality healthcare through
prevention, education, and treatment.
We assist those with physical and behavioral disorders.
We are also sensitive to both cultural and spiritual needs
within our community.
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