St. Joseph's Health Hospital strives to help its community stay healthy. In an effort to do so, it offers numerous classes and programs to educate people on maternal and child health issues, and wellness programs.

Better Breathing

Better Breathing is a series of classes designed to provide information about pulmonary conditions; also provides a forum for discussion and questions about common concerns. Topics include: breathing medications (what they are and how they work), breathing techniques, panic control, shortness of breath management, proper nutrition, and when to call the doctor for help. Brochures available upon request.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation, or “cardiac rehab,” is an exercise and education program for patients with heart disease. This program can actually lower the risk of cardiac death by 25 percent.


In the St. Joseph's Diabetes Self-Management program, you will learn what good diabetes control is and how to attain it. You will get support to make lifestyle changes from a team of nurses, dietitians, and exercise specialists.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention is a program of medically supervised exercise, group education and individual counseling to encourage lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart disease and enhance health and well being.

Healthy Monday Syracuse

Healthy Monday Syracuse is an initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people and participating organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors. St. Joseph's Health Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Central New York to partner with Healthy Monday Syracuse, initiating Meatless Monday offerings in the hospital and promoting health and well-being to its patients, employees and community. Healthy Monday Syracuse was founded through Healthy Monday, a national initiative.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a program of information, exercise training, and support designed specifically for people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).