|Description of Agency||St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Inc., is a comprehensive healthcare organization serving northern New Jersey. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth
in 1867, St. Joseph's has been serving the poor and infirmed of Paterson for 135 years. Beginning as St. Joseph's Hospital and expanding to encompass a tertiary medical center, an acute care hospital, a nursing home and a number of ambulatory sites and clinics, the system is renowned for its excellence of care and its compassionate staff. The Magnet Award winning nurses and the dedicated clinical and professional staff, together with the physicians have made St. Joseph's one of the most highly respected medical facilities in the region.