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Why Work at St. Joseph’s Health?

A significant shift in health care has taken place over the last few years. In that time, St. Joseph’s has risen to the challenges that at times required strategic—human and financial—to serve the growing needs of our community. One of the most significant and constructive transitions we’ve made is to partner with Trinity Health — a move that has given us the volume purchasing power of one of the largest hospital networks in the nation as well as access to capital for technology and infrastructure upgrades. We’ve also gained a vast network of physicians and clinicians with whom we’re able to consult and share best practices.

At St. Joseph’s Health you will find that a Higher Level of Care is more than just a tagline. It is a fundamental belief that guides clinical decisions at the bedside and throughout St. Joseph’s system of care. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has always connected with employees and those we serve through strong foundational relationships.

As a health care professional with skills that are in demand, we offer you a community with a shared philosophy and dedication to be a compassionate and healing presence—for our patients, colleagues and community alike. We demonstrate this commitment by supporting work-life balance and colleague engagement in meaningful work.

We seek to attract and retain the most talented and dedicated healthcare professionals. By considering a future with us, you are taking the first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling journey as part of our Magnet family.

Physician Leader: Dr. Bobby Pohar
Email: Bobby.pohar@sjhsyr.org
Phone: (315) 448-5537

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center hosts Schwartz Center Rounds®, unique, multidisciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to advancing compassionate health care. St. Joseph’s is the only Central New York hospital that hosts Schwartz Center Rounds.

In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day’s topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, by rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff.

A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers; and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress.