My family has been using this hospital since the 1960's and I continue that legacy today. I can trust St. Joseph's hospital with my life which they just saved again.
I had a medical port implant(Central venous catheter) for taking IV's at home. I've had it implanted for 15 years with no problems. Recently, another hospital tried to access it not knowing what they were doing and it became infected. I had no choice but to go to the other hospital as the ambulance did not run downtown from this location.
I had developed septicemia(blood poisoning) and fungemia with a temperature of 104°F or 40°C. It was very serious and required surgery to remove the port system sadly. Then many days of extremely strong antibiotics and antifungals through an inserted PIC line. I remember some but not everything as I was in and out of consciousness.
The nurses and doctors were great as always. They were short on rooms but found me a room in about 30 minutes. They admitted me to a special cardiac floor with camera and telemetry so they could monitor me constantly. They were very friendly and took exceptionally good care of me as always. I was there somewhere between seven and ten days. Memory is still a bit foggy. I was released to continue therapy at home. More IVs etc.
I will always rate this hospital a 5/5. It's the best in my opinion. They have always taken good care of my family and I.