St. Joseph's ALTO – Alternatives To Opiates

Reducing the Risk of Opioid Dependency & Overdose

St. Joseph’s is the first in the U.S. to launch a unique approach to pain management without opioids. 

The United States is in the middle of an epidemic, seeing an increasing number of preventable deaths and emergency department visits due to prescription opioid abuse. Every year, healthcare providers write over 250 million prescriptions for pain killers, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.  And every day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription pain killers in the U.S.

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St. Joseph's Launches New Brand Around Exciting Change & Development

New brand updates every component of the St. Joseph’s organization – while emphasizing the unique culture driven by an incredibly passionate team of people.

St. Joseph’s Health, one of New Jersey’s leading hospital and healthcare services networks, launched a new branding initiative that includes new names, a new logo, and a new tagline. 

“As we transition to expanded levels of interactions and methods of care, the new brand represents the many exciting changes taking place across our organization,” says Kevin J. Slavin, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health. “Every aspect of St. Joseph’s is advancing into a new era of healthcare delivery, and the new logo and new names better reflect our expansion and growth as an integrated network of world-class care.”

Among the changes taking place, the parent organization St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has changed to St. Joseph’s Health.  “When joined together – our many components share one focus and one purpose —the health of the patient we serve,” explains Kevin Slavin.  “The new name speaks less about us and more about the individual’s health - at the center of all our efforts.” 

The new branding also includes a name change for the flagship St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, now St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. “St. Joseph’s serves as a hub for medical education, research, and patient care at the university level, offering a unique setting for learning alongside leading experts in their fields and exposure to some of the most specialized care models in the nation,” adds Slavin.  In addition, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center in Wayne Township has changed to St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center.  Over the past few years, St. Joseph’s has brought new and expanded services to Western Passaic County – elevating emergency medicine capabilities, opening a new state designated stroke center, offering specialized and robotic surgery, and host of other new treatment options – all on the Wayne Campus.

“Our vision for our Wayne Campus includes continued enhancements to clinical services, offering families greater access to our world-class care,” stresses Slavin.  “We are also excited to start new facility design projects and renovations that will modernize and improve patient care areas across the campus.  With all this real change and progress happening, our transition from a hospital to a medical center is grounded in our new programs, our new facilities… and our exciting future.”

The health system’s long-term care facility, St. Joseph's Healthcare & Rehab Center, is also undergoing a name change as it too will bear the iconic brand going forward as St. Joseph’s Healthcare & Rehab Center. “We are proud of our long history and legacy as St. Joseph's – serving our community for decades with an enviable reputation for compassionate and sensitive care,” notes Slavin.  “Bringing our skilled nursing and rehab facility under our familiar and trusted brand name of St. Joseph’s speaks to our future growth in post-acute care.”

The entire branding initiative is anchored in a new tagline; It’s What’s Inside Us, to emphasize the well-known healing philosophy of care embodied by the Joseph’s culture.  “We are home to some of New Jersey’s leading clinical experts and specialized programs, recognized nationally and internationally,” points out Slavin.  “But, it’s what’s inside us – our passion for healing… our drive for innovation… our commitment to communities … our dedication to teaching… and our respect for every individual… that proudly sets us apart.”


The new St. Josephs’ logo is a clean, contemporary styling made up of four interlocking “Js” – from the name Joseph.  “It’s a refreshing update to our current logo, designed to reflect a deeper meaning to our many constituents,” says Lisa Brady, Chief Operating Officer.

“Like building blocks, each element of the logo represents the contribution of different components of the care experience, coming together to form the organization we are today. And, they come together to form a cross shape that pays respect and tribute to our sponsors – The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.”

About St. Joseph’s Health

St. Josephs’ Health is a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams. St. Joseph’s employees over 6,000 people and operates a full continuum of care, including a university tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children’s hospital, an acute care medical center, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, and comprehensive home care. U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Joseph’s University Medical Center as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the Top 10 Hospitals in the State of New Jersey for 2017-2018, and is a four time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. The University Medical Center also operates one of the largest Emergency Departments in the country with over 160,000 visits annually and was awarded the prestigious Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide.

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Contact / Directions

Contact us:

Joann Runo
Program Coordinator
Office: (973)-754-2323

Directions :

From New York City

Take GW Bridge to Route 80 west (local or express lanes) for approximately 12 miles. Take Exit 58A Madison Avenue/Clifton (NOT Madison Avenue/Paterson) bear sharp right - Continue right at the yield sign to Madison Avenue and continue to the second light and make right turn onto Main Street north. Proceed under the railroad trestle and St. Joseph's parking pavilion will be on the right.

From Northern areas

Take Garden State Parkway south to Exit 158 - Route 80 west, then follow directions above from New York City.

From Western areas

Traveling east on Route 80 take Exit 58A Madison Avenue/Clifton. Make sharp right up the ramp to Madison Avenue and continue to the second light and make right turn onto Main Street north. Proceed under the railroad trestle and St. Joseph' sparking pavilion will be on the right

From Southern areas

Traveling north on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 155P for Route 19. Follow signs for Route 19. Travel on exit ramp to first for Broad Street/Clifton. Make a right at the end of the exit ramp on to Broad Street. Follow road under train tracks and bear left. Road becomes Marshall Street. Turn right on to Barclay Street. Hospital is directly in front of you. Follow signs to visitors parking.

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How to Apply

The St. Joseph’s University Medical Center / NYMC Anesthesia residency program accepts applications through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. Please contact your medical school for information regarding the process for submitting application materials.

Please provide the following information through ERAS :

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Medical School Transcript / USMLE scores
  • Dean's Letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation (minimum)

We will begin reviewing applications September 15. The interview season will start in October and last through January. The interviews are conducted in small groups of 6-7 residents so that we get to spend adequate time getting to know each of our applicants. Interview days commence at 11 AM and typically last to approximately 4:30 PM. Local lodging can be recommended by our program coordinator, Joann Runo.

For additional information regarding the application process  you may contact:

Joann Runo
Program Coordinator
(973) 754-2323

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St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center

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Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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