National Jewish Health | Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital and National Jewish Health and have formed a joint operating agreement to provide inpatient and outpatient care together in Colorado. This collaborative care model brings together two leading health care organizations with complementary cultures, missions and dedication to excellence to focus together on providing the best care possible. The strong outpatient approach and specialty expertise of National Jewish Health complements the focused inpatient expertise of Saint Joseph Hospital, increasing our ability to manage patients along the full continuum of care.

Patient Care

Working together, we are creating a stronger and more coordinated model of care that benefits patients, caregivers and the community. We are expanding resources available to our patients and caregivers while delivering the highest value in health care and a great patient experience.

Research

Both National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital value the profound impact research has on the understanding and treatment of human disease. Our care partnership places a priority on funding the research conducted at National Jewish Health and expanding the involvement of both organizations in clinical research.

Education

Both National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital have outstanding and complementary teaching programs. Together, we will maximize the capabilities of both institutions to foster collaboration and excellence in the teaching area.

About the Joint Operating Agreement

  • Did Saint Joseph Hospital merge with (or was it bought by) National Jewish Health?
    We have formed a collaborative relationship with National Jewish Health, however, it is not a merger, and neither company has been purchased by the other. National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital will jointly manage a newly formed clinical operation. The new entity is scheduled to begin operating in August.
     
  • Why did National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital choose to come together? What are the benefits?
    Both of our organizations have been active in partnering with others when it is beneficial for our patients, our caregivers and the community. In this case, we saw two leading health care organizations in Colorado with complementary cultures, missions and dedication to excellence.

    The strong outpatient approach of National Jewish Health complements the focused inpatient expertise of Saint Joseph Hospital, increasing our ability to manage patients along the full continuum of care. SCL Health offers access to high-value system services, and both institutions will share best practices. Both organizations also will benefit from each other’s complementary areas of clinical expertise.

    Working together, we are expanding resources available to our patients and caregivers. We anticipate that patients will benefit from highly coordinated, quality care and the highest value in health care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

About National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. National Jewish Health has been ranked as one of the top pulmonology hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list ever since pulmonology was included in the rankings.

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