About Us

Why St. Joseph Healthcare

St. Joseph Healthcare, a member of Covenant Health, was founded in 1947 by the Felician Sisters with a mission to support the overall wellness and healing of a patient’s mind, body and spirit. St. Joseph Healthcare, located in Bangor, Maine, is a 112-bed acute care community hospital supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized medicine. The hospital is modern, accredited and offers medical, surgical, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary care, laboratory services, physical and occupational therapy as well as a 24-hour Emergency Department and a Skin and Wound Healing Center. 

St. Joseph Healthcare employs more than 800 people in more than 30 departments. Our dedicated people extend the very best care to others by living our wholistic mission each and every day…a mission that encompasses compassion, competence and community.

We Invest in Our Community

At St. Joseph Healthcare, we strive to be good stewards of the health care resources in the greater Bangor 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:

  • $905 thousand in programs, services and partnerships to benefit the community
  • $7.6 million in uncompensated care and community benefit
  • $89.4 million in salaries and benefits
  • $785 thousand invested in providing education opportunities to our employees

There were 403 students doing their clinical work here at St. Joe’s in 2021! This includes, CNAs, CMAs, PAs, Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Medical, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, Radiology Techs and Job Shadows.

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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 Healthcare participates in the Age-Friendly Health System initiative program. 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 Healthcare 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

Since 1947, St. Joseph Healthcare nurses have lived their Mission in their daily work, serving all those in need. These dedicated professionals continue to provide compassionate service, while responding to the ever changing needs of our communities. The commitment of our nurses to the greater good and service to the people of Bangor, continues to make St. Joseph Healthcare a place of hope and healing. It is this passion for purpose that also makes St. Joseph one of the preferred organizations for nurses to work, grow and serve as leaders in their community and their field.

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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.

With a calling from God and the vision of Blessed Mary Angela, the Felician Sisters extended their ministry of care to St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Maine in 1947. To all those in need, we provide compassionate, high-quality holistic healthcare. We pledge to continue our mission as the leader of compassionate service, remaining a pillar of healing, while responding to the ever changing needs of our communities.

A Proud Member of Covenant Health

St. Joseph Healthcare 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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