Care of the sick has been a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace since our founding when our early Sisters visited the sick in their own homes and established hospitals in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Today the Congregation continues our commitment to health care through our sponsorship of the following health care institutions. Sisters and associates also minister directly in health care in a variety of settings.
Holy Name Medical Center was founded in 1925 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Since then the hospital has grown to become a fully accredited, dynamic medical center by implementing advanced technologies and best practices in patient care, facilities management, and emergency preparedness. Among the specialized services are the Regional Cancer Center, the Interventional Institute, the MS Center, the Institute for Simulation Learning, and the Institute for Clinical Research. Holy Name is committed to superior patient care in a culturally sensitive environment.
PeaceHealth is a nonprofit Catholic health system with 10 medical centers offering care to both urban and rural communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. PeaceHealth is committed to promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way.
PazSalud, the El Salvador Health Mission, provides health care for people with very limited resources. Through this joint venture, PeaceHealth and Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace team members experience the joy of direct, hands-on-care-giving and learn about the realities of life and health in Central America.
Peace Care St. Ann's, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, has been providing care for the elderly since 1911. Through its ministry of healthcare with compassion and dignity, Peace Care St. Ann's assures quality life wherein all are encouraged to reach their potential.
Peace Care St. Joseph's, formerly known as Cusack Care Center, is located in Jersey City, New Jersey at the site of the historic St. Joseph Home for the Blind. Peace Care St. Joseph's caring community offers the frail and infirm elderly, persons of all faiths, and the poor, a healing ministry based on gospel values, Catholic heritage and a commitment to Peace through Justice.
Our senior Sisters reside in various areas in our three regions. There are many residing in communities located in the regions while those who are in need of more care live in centers equipped to handle their needs at St. Michael Villa in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, at St. Mary-on-the-Lake in Bellevue, WA and in dedicated community residences in England.
"So Christ is our model and in order to imitate Him we have to do strange things – things that seem almost inexplicable, but at the last days, when our work is taken off the loom of life, we shall see the beauty that comes into our soul by this work."
Mother Evangelista (Honoria Gaffney)