About Us

About Us

Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Joseph Medical Center has a long tradition of providing high quality, compassionate care. Its Catholic heritage and the spirit of our founding Sisters continue today in our mission of caring for the community. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the Catholic Sponsor for St. Joseph Medical Center, under the leadership of his Excellency Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.

St. Joseph has proven it is among an elite group of providers in treatment for time critical diagnosis and has earned the Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. It is also the first hospital in Kansas City to launch a comprehensive Senior Care service line including a senior friendly emergency room, senior focused inpatient program, an outpatient senior clinic that focuses on healthy aging as well as a preferred skilled nursing and assisted living network so if the need should arise, our seniors are well versed on quality options in our area.

The Breast Center at St. Joseph has earned recognition by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

St. Joseph is a Joint Commission accredited, 310-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, surgical services, and outpatient services.