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St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights

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St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights opened as an extension of Houston’s first hospital – St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston. Linked to the services and physicians of the main campus, St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights was opened to serve the growing communities that had for too long been without healthcare at home. With the full complement of 800+ physicians from St. Joseph easily accessible, patients who choose their care at St. Joseph Medical Center in The Heights will experience the same quality care that the main campus has provided Houston residents for over 125 years.

For years, St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston has worked with local physicians and others to design this hospital to best fit the needs of the community. We believe we have been successful and are proud to offer:

A message from Mark Bernard, CEO

Welcome to St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC), Houston’s first and only  downtown hospital. We have over 800 board certified physicians on our medical staff and more than 1,500 highly  skilled and dedicated employees who stand ready to provide compassionate healthcare to the communities we serve.

Whether it ‘s for a scheduled surgery, the birth of a baby, an unexpected emergency  or an outpatient visit, we have staff available around the clock to provide you access to immediate, quality  healthcare. SJMC has been providing healthcare services to Greater Houston residents for over 125 years and that fact should give you great comfort in knowing that we have a great tradition of caring for our community. We strive to meet our patients’ expectations and encourage our patients to provide us with feedback on how we can help them have the best experience possible while they’re in our care.

Over the years we have expanded our services to include the Advanced Wound Care Center, the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, the Center for Women’s Breast Health, the Center for Sleep Disorders, and Weight  Loss Surgery., to name a few. As you work with our physicians, nurses, case managers, educators and other staff, you will be guided through your healthcare journey, from diagnosis to treatment, with compassion every step of the way.

Please take a look through our website and learn more about the services we offer for you and your family . If you have a question that you cannot find the answer to on our website, please e-mail us at

If you are searching for a physician near you, feel free to call our Physician Referral Line at 713.757.7575 or click on our Find A Physician tab.


Mark Bernard

Chief Executive Officer and the St. Joseph Medical Center Staff

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1917 Ashland Street
Houston, Texas 77008

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