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St. Joseph Hospital

Fast Facts About PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

General Description

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group in Bellingham provide comprehensive and specialty care for the communities of Northwest Washington. Highly-trained caregivers are committed to providing safe, evidence-based, compassionate care to every patient.

We are a not-for-profit organization founded in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, who continue today as sponsors of the PeaceHealth system serving communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The medical and technology resources of PeaceHealth combined with the caring atmosphere of a community hospital ensures patients receive exceptional medicine and compassionate care.

Our dedicated physicians and staff have earned PeaceHealth St. Joseph recognition as a 100 Top Hospital in America and as a top-ranking facility for patient quality initiatives in Washington state.

Major Services

Learn more about the services listed below:

  • Cardiovascular Center with full range of prevention, diagnostic and treatment services
  • Heart surgery including minimally-invasive ("beating heart") bypass and valve procedures
  • Electrophysiology
  • Balloon angioplasty & stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular lab
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • Stroke Program
  • Cancer Center including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and comprehensive education and support services for cancer patients and their families
  • Haggen Family Emergency & Trauma Center
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cascade Brain & Spine Center (collaborative service)
  • Behavioral Health including inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment
  • Childbirth Center
  • Pediatrics Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center
  • General and specialized surgery

Quick Facts

  • 253 beds
  • Medical staff of more than 400 physicians
  • 2,600 employees
  • Volunteer staff of more than 400
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, which is the gold standard for quality in U.S. hospitals
  • Licensed and inspected by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Specialties at PeaceHealth Medical Group

Learn more about PeaceHealth Medical Group

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Center for Senior Health
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Disorders
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular/Endovascular
  • Gastroenterology (this service temporarily remains with Madrona Medical Group)  

PeaceHealth St. Joseph is an Award Winning Healthcare Provider

  • Five-Star Hospital for Community Value
    • Cleverley & Associates
  • Center of Excellence designation for the Cardiovascular Center at
    St. Joseph Hospital
    • Blue Cross
  • Best in State for Appropriate Care Measures
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • 100 Top Hospitals in America
    • Solucient

Contact us

If you have questions or updated information, email Bev Mayhew in Strategic Communications & Engagement or call 360-788-6792.