About Us

Founded in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Saint Joseph Hospital was the first private hospital in Colorado and is today recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Specializing in advanced heart care, pregnancy and childbirth, cancer treatment, emergency care, respiratory medicine, orthopedics and surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital continues to offer the high-quality, affordable healthcare that has served Denver for more than 140 years.


Awards & Honors

Saint Joseph Hospital has received several awards and honors making it one of the top-ranked hospitals in the Denver Metro Area.  In fact, in 2014, 2015, and 2016, Saint Joseph Hospital was the recipient of the Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.

Learn more about Saint Joseph Hospital awards and honors.

Graduate Medical Education

As the largest private teaching hospital in Colorado, Saint Joseph Hospital offers accredited resident training in family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and surgery to more than 100 residents each year.

A Network of Faith-based, Nonprofit Healthcare

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization operating eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.3 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Each year, SCL Health provides more than $250 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. Like Saint Joseph Hospital, SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864.