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Grateful Patient/Honor a Doctor or Nurse

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Patients often ask, “How can I say ‘thank you’ to the physicians, nurses and staff members who made a difference while I was in the hospital?”

The Grateful Patient Program at St. Joseph’s Health Foundation is a thoughtful way that you can recognize someone for the exceptional care that you or a loved one has received.

When you make a gift in honor of someone who has provided you or a family member with outstanding care, the person you are honoring will be sent an acknowledgment of your appreciation. 

Your donation will help St. Joseph’s Hospital continue to provide you, your family and this community with access to the most advanced medical technology, enhanced patient programs and services, and a state-of-the-art hospital facility. In recognizing someone who has made a difference in your life, you will also help to make the difference in the lives of others. To learn more about the Grateful Patient Program, call (315) 703-2137.



Every gift – regardless of size – makes a difference and is truly an investment in the health of our community.

Doctor’s Day – March 30th

Heroes come in all shapes, ages, colors and sizes, but they have one thing in common: compassion. 



The physicians and nurses at St. Joseph’s Health are everyday heroes fighting for noble causes because, like most heroes, they share a love for humanity. They know that health care isn’t about how many people walk through the doors but, instead, it is about providing each person the very best care available. Quite simply, they look beyond symptoms and diagnosis to recognize that kind, personal touches help to transform each patient’s hospital experience. 

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day (March 30), St. Joseph’s Health Foundation would like to help you say “thank you” to an outstanding physician or extraordinary nurse who made a difference in your health care. 

To recognize a doctor or nurse who has made a difference in your life, you can submit the form below, call the foundation at 315-703-2137 or email us at foundation@sjhsyr.org.  Each message received will be shared with the physician. In addition, all physicians honored will have their name included on signage to be placed in the hospital lobby during the month of May.