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Feb 11, 2016, 12:23 ET
St. Joseph Health

U.S. News & World Report Rates Mission Hospital High-Performing In Otolaryngology

 The Otolaryngology (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery department of Mission Hospital was recently awarded the rating of "High-Performing" in the...

Feb 04, 2016, 15:00 ET

St. John Providence Offers Discounted Heart & Vascular Screening

 During the cold months of the New Year, many people begin new exercise routines or dramatically change their diets as a result of personal New...

Dec 28, 2015, 19:15 ET

St. Jude Medical Center Honored with the Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

 St. Jude Medical Center (SJMC) has earned Magnet recognition, a coveted national honor earned by only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals. This...

Dec 14, 2015, 15:00 ET

Annette M. Walker Named New Leader of St. Joseph Health

St. Joseph Health, a 16-hospital health system serving three states, has announced that Annette M. Walker, MHA, will succeed Deborah Proctor to...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:27 ET

Donor's Gift Honors Wife's Cancer Struggle, Offers Legacy for Women's Health

 Thanks to a donor with a personal connection to breast cancer, Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center's Sister Diane Grassilli Center for...

Oct 28, 2015, 19:28 ET
Dr. Andrew Hodge did the first-ever joint replacement on a pumpkin. Ouch!

World-Renowned Surgeons at St. Joseph's Wield Knives on Helpless Pumpkins, Offer Bewitching Safety Tips

World-renowned surgeons at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center were allowed out of the operating rooms today just long enough...

Oct 28, 2015, 16:00 ET
Dr. Andrew Hodge did the first-ever joint replacement on a pumpkin. Ouch!

Pumpkin Patients

 Top surgeons from Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona tested their scalpel skills today at a "Doc-O-Lantern" pumpkin...

Oct 08, 2015, 07:03 ET
Jaken Kasper and Kristyn Cannon in their wedding at Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center

"Because we might not get another chance…"

 Fighting for his life and praying for a pair of donor lungs at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, a young man...

Sep 29, 2015, 10:41 ET

St. John Providence Weight Loss Patient Embarks on State to State Bike Tour to Combat Obesity

 Five years ago Bill Streetman was 54 years old, but the prospects of a 55th birthday seemed bleak. He weighed 404 pounds and his health was...

Sep 22, 2015, 13:00 ET
Dr. Holly Shill, Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Names New Director

 The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center has named Holly A. Shill, MD, as its new Director, marking the return of one of its most admired and...

Sep 21, 2015, 12:00 ET

St. Joseph Hoag Health Partners with Hart to Launch Health App

 St. Joseph Hoag Health has partnered with Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hart, Inc. to launch a new mobile app designed to safely and securely...

Sep 14, 2015, 08:13 ET
Dr. Rajat Walia, Dr. Ross Bremner and Dr. Jasmine Huang stand alongside double lung transplant patient and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Jack Dykinga with his image of a saguaro in full bloom that was given as a gift to be placed in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center's Norton Thoracic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Receives Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant and Donates Inspiring Image to St. Joseph's

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from Chicago who received a life-saving double lung transplant at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and...

Jul 15, 2015, 11:00 ET

St. Joseph Hoag Health, Western Digital Offer Employers and Employees Health Care Where They Work

 Seeking to bring outstanding medical care and wellness coaching directly to the workplace, St. Joseph Hoag Health and Western Digital together...

Jul 13, 2015, 17:26 ET

Holley Institute's Family Village Hosts Serbian Teachers, Deaf Student

The Holley Institute Family Village will host two Serbian teachers and a deaf student for two weeks this summer in a humanitarian effort to educate...

Jul 08, 2015, 10:00 ET

FDA ruling allows heart valve patients to limit blood-thinning medication

 Patients who have received On-X® mechanical aortic heart valves at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center may soon be able to reduce...

Jun 15, 2015, 11:00 ET

Los Angeles Angels Team Up With St. Joseph Hoag Health To Encourage Men To 'Step up to the Plate' During Men's Health Month

 St. Joseph Hoag Health and the Los Angeles Angels have teamed up to promote Men's Health Month and encourage men of all ages to get proactive...

Jun 11, 2015, 15:54 ET

Providence Investigating Novel Approach to Treat Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure

Providence Hospital is the first institution in the U.S. enrolling patients to participate in a study investigating a medical device to help lower...

Apr 29, 2015, 08:23 ET
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences plans to open its new campus near the Dolphin Mall in Miami

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Bringing Physical Therapy Program to Miami

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences plans to bring its Doctor of Physical Therapy program to Miami in fall 2015, pending...

Apr 07, 2015, 12:00 ET
Dr. Jack Cox Named Chief Medical Officer For St. Joseph Health

Dr. Jack Cox Named Chief Medical Officer For St. Joseph Health

 Jack L. Cox, MD, who has led organizations to achieve national prominence for best-in-field outcomes and patient care, has been named the new...

Feb 19, 2015, 11:00 ET

St. Joseph Health's Deborah Proctor to Retire at Year's End

Deborah Proctor, president and CEO of St. Joseph Health for 10 years, is retiring effective December 31, 2015. Proctor has guided St. Joseph Health...