The history of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital traces back to 1868 when Chicago Bishop Duggan asked the Daughters of Charity to travel from Emmitsberg, Maryland to open a hospital to care for victims of a cholera outbreak.Sister Walburga and two other Daughters answered that call and traveled to Chicago. The sisters opened Providence Hospital, which is known today as Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, in a rented 2-story cottage in the town of Lakeview, at the corner of what is now Clark Street and Diversey Avenue.With a commitment to holistic care—mind, body and spirit—we’re dedicated to helping people in the Lakeview community achieve their best health. At Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, we provide expert health care for people with illnesses and injuries of all kinds.
Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, we Presence Health, a Catholic health system, provide compassionate, holistic care with a spirit of healing and hope in the communities we serve.Our Mission reflects the compassionate spirit of the religious women who founded our Ministries. And our name captures the essence of our connection: being present with others. Our people are the heart of Presence Health and critical to fulfilling our Mission.
We will be a leader in transforming health care by delivering clinical excellence, outstanding value and exceptional experience to achieve better health for our communities.
Our Values guide the work we do and are at the core of who we are.
Honesty the Value of Honesty instill in us the courage to always speak the truth, to act in ways consistent with our Mission and Values, and to choose to do the right thing.
Oneness the Value of Oneness inspires us to recognize that we are interdependent, interrelated and interconnected with each other and all those we are called to serve.
People the Value of People encourages us to honor the diversity and dignity of each individual as a person created and loved by God, bestowed with unique and personal gifts and blessings, and an inherently sacred and valuable member of the community.
Excellence the Value of Excellence empowers us to always strive for exceptional performance as we work individually and collectively to best serve those in need.
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