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While you are a patient at St. Joseph’s, many members of our patient care team will help you get well. Your primary contacts will be your nurses, who work together to assist your recovery, rehabilitation and comfort. The nursing staff is responsible for coordinating all of your treatment with other health care professionals.

Our hospital has a long tradition of educating future health care professionals. These include students at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and other students in professional nursing, licensed practical nursing, respiratory therapy, X-ray technology, medical technology, social services and physician assistant programs.

Some 800 physicians are affiliated with our hospital. These physicians include hospitalists, or physicians who specialize in the treatment of hospitalized patients. You may be evaluated and treated by a hospitalist if your primary care physician has chosen to use St. Joseph’s hospitalist physician group or if you do not have a primary care physician.  In addition, the hospital provides a clinical teaching setting for undergraduate medical students from SUNY Upstate Medical University and for residents in a variety of medical specialties and dentistry. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants may accompany and assist the health care professionals caring for you.