About Us

Why St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit health care system serving the greater Nashua area. Our organization includes a 208-bed acute care hospital and numerous outpatient clinics. Building on a century of service to our community, our team members and providers meet the unique and evolving needs of our community through compassion, collaboration and by continually striving to deliver the highest quality care and experience possible.

We Invest in Our Community

At St. Joseph Hospital, we strive to be good stewards of the health care resources in the greater Nashua community. As a not-for-profit health system, we reinvest every dollar we earn back into improving care. We’re proud to call this home and we look forward to serving the local community for generations to come. Here’s how we’ve invested our resources:

  • $1.1 million in programs, services and partnerships to benefit the community
  • $51.1 million in uncompensated care and community benefit
  • $114.2 million in salaries and benefits
  • $1.7 million invested in providing education opportunities to our employees
  • Supported 165+ medical and nursing students through our accredited learning programs

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Senior Leadership Team>

Our experienced and dedicated leadership team is guided by our Mission to provide care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

To that end, each year we develop a Foundation Annual Report and Stewardship Report in an effort to be transparent and highlight the good work of our faith-based, community-led, not-for-profit health care team.


Age-Friendly Health Care

St. Joseph Hospital participates in the Age-Friendly Health System initiative. Its goal is for every older person to receive the best care possible, avoid harm and be fully satisfied with their care.

According to the system, by 2030, seven to eight million baby boomers will be 65-plus years old. In addition, 80% of them will have one chronic ailment and 75% will be managing two chronic ailments. Being aware of these statistics, St. Joseph Hospital has recently achieved Level III Geriatric Emergency Department Certification to provide effective treatment to patients 65-plus years old.

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Nursing and Patient Care

For more than a century, St. Joseph Hospital nurses have shown up and leaned in to caring for the community regardless of the circumstances. It is this level of commitment, focused determination and life changing impact that has made St. Joseph one of the preferred hospitals for nurses to work and build their careers.

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School of Nursing

The St. Joseph School of Nursing opened in 1908, graduated its first class in 1910 and continues to partner with the hospital todayThe school is not part of a large university and offers small classes, which ensures students’ education is squarely focused on health care. Average enrollment is approximately 120 students and 60% of graduates are hired by St. Joseph Hospital.

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We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

We will be a growing Catholic, integrated, community-centered health partner.

Our Judeo-Christian tradition compels us to promote Gospel values in all of our endeavors. We commit to honor these core values:

We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.

We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

St. Joseph Hospital was founded in 1908 by Monsignor Henri Milette under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, or “Grey Nuns”, to primarily serve Nashua’s French-Canadian community. With reverence for the poor and vulnerable, we continue our commitment of hope and healing in the spirit of the Grey Nuns and their foundress, St. Marguerite d’Youville, to spread the good news of God’s intrinsic love for every human being.

A Proud Member of Covenant Health

St. Joseph Hospital is a proud member of Covenant Health, which is an innovative, Catholic regional health care system and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant’s family of organizations includes hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living and independent senior residences throughout New England and in Elmhurst Township, Pennsylvania. We are New England’s largest non-profit post-acute care provider. Covenant Health is fully committed to offering a continuum of high-quality compassionate care to the individuals and communities we serve. Learn More About Covenant Health

Why Choose Catholic Health Care

The unique qualities of Catholic health care go far beyond our not-for-profit status. First and foremost, our employees take great pride in reaching out and meeting the care needs of the underserved regardless of religious faith.

  • We don’t worry about reimbursement, we offer specialized services that other providers may not
  • Our pain management and palliative care programs are innovative in our industry and originated in our Catholic tradition of care with compassion
  • Many of our facilities are located in urban areas, where they were founded by religious communities who came to this country to care for the poor
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