St. Joseph’s wins 2017 Innovation Award – Again!

St. Joseph’s Health is the winner of the 2017 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Award, Innovation/Organization Category, for the second consecutive year! This prestigious recognition was presented at the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes ceremony held in Somerset, NJ. “Clinical innovation has been a driving force behind St. Joseph’s throughout our 150-year history,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Health. “We are proud to be recognized for our innovative treatment model that takes action against the growing opioid epidemic. As the first program of its kind in the United States, St.Joseph’s has developed a truly unique approach to effectively alleviating pain without resorting to highly addictive medication.”

Launched in January 2016, the Alternatives to Opiates (ALTO) program uses targeted non-opioid medications trigger point injections, nitrous oxide, and ultrasound guided nerve blocks to tailor its patients’ pain management needs and avoid opioids whenever possible. The Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center - the busiest ED in New Jersey with more than 160,000 patient visits in 2016 - is an innovator in Emergency Medicine, having established such programs as the first Geriatric Emergency Department in the US, the first ED-based Palliative Care Program (Life Sustaining Management and Alternatives) in the US, and now, the innovative and nationally acclaimed ALTO program.


Enhancing Community Connections

Community ConnectionsSt. Joseph’s Health (SJH) employees recognize that the various communities we serve are part of our extended family. We take pride in being good neighbors.

To meet the health needs of our community, St. Joseph’s has formed partnerships with community organizations such as schools, churches and government agencies to provide an extensive range of health care initiatives via community outreach programs. The hospital also provides various after-discharge services such as ambulatory care sites, clinic services, support groups and classes, case management services, hospices, homebound program and spiritual counseling.Community Connections 01

St. Joseph’s is continuously sponsoring, hosting and providing outreach programs at our medical facilities and in neighboring communities. These events include Wayne Day, Health Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Paterson’s Dominican Day Parade, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Over the Edge event, and the Rotary Gift of Life program.

St. Joseph’s Health’s continued community support is evident in the 2015 – 2016 Make a Difference Project. In December, SJH President and CEO Kevin Slavin invited the Management Team, comprised of Executive Leadership and Directors, to make a positive difference in someone’s life. The overall project was extremely successful in expanding community connections.


To learn more about our community connectedness, read the SJH Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and yearly updates available via the links below. Community Connections 02

Community Health Needs Assessment: 

2013 St. Joseph's Health Community Health Needs Assessment 


2014 St. Joseph's University Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment

2014 St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Community Health Needs Assesssment




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