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St. John Hospital & Medical Center

Detroit, Michigan

As part of St. John Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center is a regional-referral teaching hospital (affiliated with Wayne State University) with 607 licensed beds, a 600-member medical staff and more than 50 medical and surgical specialties.

St. John Hospital is the east side's largest acute care provider and only designated Emergency Trauma Center. The Sisters of St. Joseph opened St. John Hospital in 1952 to provide much-needed medical care on the east side of Detroit. Today, St. John Hospital and Medical Center is part of the St. John Health System and serves people throughout eastern metropolitan Detroit, including the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Roseville, Fraser, Mt. Clemens, Harrison Township, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Warren, New Baltimore and beyond.


The St. John Health System will be one of the dominant health care systems in southeastern Michigan and will be the preeminent system in the eastern metropolitan area.


The mission of St. John Health System is to perpetuate the healing mission of the Church. Consistent with the gospel imperative and the spirit of Ascension Health to serve our neighbor, we will promote physical, mental, social and spiritual health for all those seeking care, including the poor and those with special needs.

Our concern for the value of all human life and the dignity of each person leads St. John Health System towards the achievement of excellence in the treatment of all those we serve and in enhancing the quality of the environment for those who provide curing and caring services.

Ascension Health

St. John Health System is part of the Catholic health ministry Ascension Health, a national faith-based health care organization created in November, 1999, as a collaborative partnership between the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System and Daughters of Charity National Health System. St. John was originally founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System, and became part of Ascension Health when the new entity was created.

As a faith-based organization and member of Ascension Health, St. John Health System embraces and promotes core Values that are shared by the more than 87,000 Ascension Health employees at hundreds of health care facilities across 15 states and the District of Colombia.


  • SERVICE OF THE POOR: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need.
  • REVERENCE: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.
  • INTEGRITY: Inspiring trust through personal leadership.
  • WISDOM: Integrating excellence and stewardship.
  • CREATIVITY: Courageous innovation.
  • DEDICATION: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry