April 2019 marked the 10th anniversary that St. Joseph Hospital officially became part of the Sisters Hospital Family.
The Commission on Health Care Facilities, also known as the Berger Commission, delivered a report on Nov. 28, 2006, entitled, "A Plan to Stabilize and Strengthen New York's Health Care System." In it, the recommendation was to close 57 health care facilities in New York state, including St. Joseph's Hospital in Cheektowaga.
Closure was to be carried out by the New York State Department of Health by the end of 2009. Catholic Health felt strongly about the value of St. Joseph Hospital to their patients, associates and community and fought diligently to keep St. Joe's open.
The campaign was a success and the decision was later overturned when New York state agreed to keep the hospital open as part of Sisters Hospital.
Over the past 10 years the hospitals have grown together as one stronger, unified entity offering the very best in patient care and services at both campuses.