History of St. Joseph’s Health

Paterson, America’s first planned industrial city, was a bustling fulfillment of Alexander Hamilton’s dream in 1867. The City by the Great Falls, harnessed to serve as its major power source, manufactured a wide range of products, from locomotives and Colt revolvers to fabrics. The Silk City was the recognized center of the nation’s textile industry.

Thousands of immigrants from many lands flocked to Paterson, crowding into the tiny city. Great fortunes were made, but for all too many, it was a city that didn’t care when illness, disease or hunger struck. There was no place for the sick until 1867 when St. Joseph’s Hospital was established.

Father William McNulty recognized the desperate need of the people for medical care and invited four Sisters of Charity to Paterson. The Sisters and Father McNulty established St. Joseph’s Hospital in a little frame house on Church Street. The 12 beds in the tiny hospital were never empty and, in just one year, community support helped to purchase the Fonda residence and farm on Main Street, the current location of our University Medical Center.

From its humble beginnings, a tradition of medical excellence and an unwavering commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values set forth by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, St. Joseph’s Hospital has grown in size and scope of service to become St. Joseph’s Health, a multifaceted integrated healthcare organization that provides a comprehensive spectrum of sophisticated services designed to heal the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.

Recognized as one of New Jersey’s – and the New York metropolitan area’s – most respected healthcare providers, St. Joseph’s Health includes St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, a quaternary state-designated trauma center and state-designated St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (651 adult and pediatric beds) on the Paterson campus; St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center (229 beds), an acute care community hospital on the Wayne campus; St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab Center (151 beds), Cedar Grove; Visiting Health Services of NJ, Totowa; and more than 30 North Jersey community-based facilities.

A major academic healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s is a regional clinical branch campus of New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System and is also affiliated with Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Science and the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine. Three levels of medical education are available at St. Joseph’s: a pre-doctoral program for medical students in clinical clerkships, post-graduate residency programs and continuing medical education programs for medical staff and local physicians.

The growth of St. Joseph’s Health continues as it approaches its 150th anniversary, yet our unwavering commitment to quality patient care remains the same.


Job Search FAQ


When will I be contacted after I submit my application/resume?

If your application closely matches our needs, meets the requirements of the position for which you applied, and you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted.

How do I revise/change the information on my application?

Once you submit your application, you must reapply to make changes or updates.

Will I be able to revise my application?

No, you will not be able to revise your application.

Is there parking on-site?

Yes, we provide on-site parking at all our facilities.

Do you provide childcare?

Yes, we offer childcare centers at out Paterson and Wayne facilities.

Are Compensation and benefits offered?

Yes, for part-time and full-time employees.

Do you offer tuition reimbursement?

Yes, for part-time and full-time employees.

Will I be able to upload my resume?

Yes. Please follow prompts to attach your resume.

Can I speak with someone about current open positions?

For a quicker response, we recommend that you search and apply for open positions at our website. To apply, click here.

Does St. Joseph’s Health sponsor work visas?

No, not at this time.


HIV Services

The Comprehensive Care Center for HIV Services (CCC) was established in 1985 in response to the needs of HIV infected and affected individuals and their families. A team of ID Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, and support staff provides primary medical and specialty care to HIV infected children, adolescents, and adults. Services are comprehensive and broad. In addition to care for the infected, St. Joseph’s is a state designated HIV Counseling and Testing Site. Besides medical primary and specialty care enhanced services for the infected are provided by the Department of Psychiatry and Dentistry.

Case Managers assist patients with applications for eligible services including, but not limited to: medication, health care coverage, and housing.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services now mandates for all obstetrical patients, HIV testing in the 1st and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Pre-test and post-test counseling is now provided by the department of Obstetrics.




Career Center
Gift Shop
Jersey Health Connect
Job Search
Video Library
Contact Us


Paying for Your Care

For billing related inquiries please call 973.754.2150
or email billingquestions@sjhmc.org

To pay by phone please call 1.888.582.3973 or click HERE to make online payments


St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center

224 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tel: 973.942.6900

St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab Center

315 East Lindsley Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Tel: 973.754.4800

Off-site Locations


Connect with us