Our Mission

Healing Care for the Whole Person

At St. Joseph Hospital, our Mission is to provide healing care for the whole person in service to all in our communities, which is why offering a healing presence and guidance to support the well-being of patients, their families and health care staff is very important to us.

The entire Mission team wholeheartedly believes an integral part of care is meeting the spiritual and religious needs of our patients regardless of their beliefs, traditions or spirituality. We offer patients appropriate prayer, comfort and support to help facilitate healing, recovery and peace.

“Directed to the spiritual needs that are often appreciated more deeply during times of illness, pastoral care is an integral part of Catholic health care.”. – Part II Introduction, Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services



If you need us, we’re here for you

Health care chaplains bring a healing presence and guidance to support the wellbeing of patients and health care staff through individualized efforts. Our chaplains are always are available, or on call, to provide spiritual care to patients, family members and staff. They help those of all faiths and cultures to navigate care concerns and issues to help ensure more positive outcomes. Chaplains will happily provide a Bible, Torah, Koran or even religious and uplifting text messages upon request. The goal is to act as an advocate and provide support in whatever way it is most needed.



For those seeking a space for prayer and reflection, the St. Joseph Hospital chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s located on the first floor of the hospital across from the south elevators. Chapel services may be viewed within the hospital on channel 77.


All members of the public are invited to attend Mass in the hospital chapel at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Eucharistic ministers are available daily to bring communion to Catholic patients. Priests are not on staff, but can be called to administer the Sacrament of the Sick if requested.


Our Programs

The Arts in the Atrium Program helps our patients and families heal through the gift of art. This program also keeps St. Joseph Hospital connected to the Greater Nashua community by offering opportunities to invite and welcome guests to the hospital for non-medical reasons.

During a typical year, volunteers donate nearly 25,000 hours of service to St. Joseph Hospital. Consider joining our team of adult and junior volunteers who have a positive impact on delivering high quality patient care every day. For more information on how you can volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital, click here.

St. Joseph Hospital is proud to be a host site for Project SEARCH. This program provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn skills in a business setting that often leads to employment after graduation.

The Gift Shop at St. Joseph Hospital is run by volunteers and employees to meet the needs of our patients and their families. We are proud to be a source of comfort during uncertain times as well as to celebrate happy milestones along the way.

Our mission is to provide care and healing for the whole person in service to all in our community. Our vision is to respect, & be caring & sensitive towards all, by honoring the dignity of each person especially the poor, vulnerable, and suffering. We bring healthcare to community neighborhoods hoping to break down barriers and create access to services. To learn more, click here.

Founded by the Grey Nuns, we continue to live their Mission by supporting the underprivileged in the greater Nashua community and partnering with local agencies to provide necessities to their clients. For more information on how you can volunteer at the Grey Nuns Thrift Shop, click here.

Our mission is to provide support to patients recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders, family members of those recently diagnosed, and caregivers. To learn more, click here.

Hear From a Chaplain on Spiritual Care

“At St. Joseph’s Hospital, we wholeheartedly believe an integral part of care is meeting the spiritual and religious needs of our patients and their family members as well as our staff. As a chaplain, my role is to connect with those in need and support them. Sometimes that means praying together. Other times, it simply means being compassionate. I genuinely love what I do. I’m often introduced to people in a sincere time of need. I’m blessed to offer them a measure of comfort.”

Jan Tardif


Related Articles

December 8, 2021

Commitment to Community is St. Joseph Hospital’s Longstanding Mission

St. Joseph Hospital is committed to serving patients, employees, and the community.

Written by Michelle Martin for St. Joseph Hospital

For more than 100 years, St. Joseph Hospital has provided the highest-quality medical care for people throughout the Greater Nashua region. But in addition to being a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the hospital remains committed to its mission to serve everyone in the community.

To read the full article on commitment to community being St. Joseph Hospital’s mission, click here.


Celebrating our Heritage and Mission

In 1908 St. Joseph Hospital was founded by Monsignor Henri Milette under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, “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, in spreading the good news of God’s intrinsic love for every human being.

Each year, we celebrate our heritage and founding during Mission Week. It’s a special celebration that honors our employees and includes reflection, receptions with their founding orders and volunteer activities. Most of the facilities in the Covenant Health system celebrate the legacy of St. Marguerite d’Youville, the Sisters of Charity of Montreal and St. Hyacinthe, Canada, “Grey Nuns”.

Meet Our Team

Our Mission Integration team keeps our hospitals and clinics focused on fulfilling the commitments of our foundresses. Members of the team work together with our extended network of faith leaders, giving them the tools and resources they need to provide spiritual care to all of our patients.

Kevin Flynn

Vice President - Mission Integration

Tara Collins

Manager - Mission Integration

Michele Canto

Manager - Volunteer Services

Rosemary Ford

Director - Interpreter Services & Mobile Health Clinic

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