SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Monday marked 150 years since the first hospital in Syracuse opened its doors.
St. Joseph’s Health opened on May 6, 1869, and the hospital has been helping patients for the past 150 years.
The hospital has expanded just a bit since first opening, becoming a nationally-recognized and award-winning health care system.
“We’ve gone from basic care to open heart surgery to becoming a very complex health system for Central New York,” said Leslie Paul Luke, President of St. Joseph’s Health. “We started with 15 beds, now we have over 400 beds. Very small one building to now several buildings across Central New York and now we have about 5,000 colleagues working here.”
St. Joe’s says they are working with partners in the community to expand their services to more neighborhoods throughout Central New York.