St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is One of the Nation’s Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals

PATERSON, NJ [February 14, 2014] - St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, a member of St. Joseph’s Health, has been named among of the nation’s Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals by the “Top RN to BSN” website (

The prestigious Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals list showcases the hospitals across the country that are the most nurse-friendly, based on evaluation of the benefits, programs, facilities and overall work environments available to nursing staff. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s honors narrative includes the additional statement: St. Joseph’s “proved its excellence in enhancing the practice of nursing in 2010 when it became the only facility in the world to win the ultimate Magnet honor, the Magnet Prize, that year.”

“St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is honored to be recognized among the Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States. We are proud of the vibrant and fulfilling work environment at St. Joseph’s Health and our culture of caring for our employees and our patients. The members of our St. Joseph’s employee family – which includes more than 800 nurses - are highly respected and regarded for their expertise and quality of character, and encouraged to excel, personally, professionally and on behalf of our organization,” stated William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Office at St. Joseph’s Health.

St. Joseph’s, ranked 22nd overall, is joined by other top tier organizations including Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD), Mayo Clinic (MN), Cleveland Clinic (OH), Cedar-Sinai Medical Center (CA), Baylor University Medical Center (TX) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MA). St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is one of only two New York - New Jersey hospitals selected for the Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals list.

“It’s fortunate, then, that there are many [hospitals] within the U.S. that really value their nursing staff, providing employees with a host of benefits, support teams and outstanding work environments, all designed to welcome fresh personnel and make them feel valued,” noted Amy Bell of Top RN to BSN. “Many of these hospitals have received awards for the quality of their nursing staff and practices, perhaps spurring new nurses to go that extra mile. Besides which, a lot of these facilities also offer educational, training and career advancement programs.”

“St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, is a major academic tertiary medical center recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1999 as a Magnet for Nursing Excellence organization. St. Joseph’s truly strives to create an enriching and fulfilling nurse-friendly environment for our nursing staff,” stated Maria Brennan, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph’s Health, and Vice President, Patient Care Services, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

February 14, 2014


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