Long known as a place providing uniquely compassionate care, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital recently celebrated a significant milestone deeply rooted in its heritage of serving those in need – the 35th anniversary of the McAuley Awards. Named for Mother Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who exemplified the highest standards of compassionate care to all patients, this award represents that same standard that continues to be honored and celebrated to this day.
For patients, that means a deep commitment to meeting your needs in a manner that places you and your family at the center of everything we do – a commitment that Emory Saint Joseph’s strives to achieve for each person, every time.
Emory Saint Joseph’s has been committed to maintaining this standard of care since the hospital’s beginning in 1880, when four Sisters of Mercy traveled from Savannah to establish Saint Joseph’s, Atlanta’s first hospital.
That same commitment to compassionate care is evidenced daily through the dedication employees show to our patients, their families and to each other.
Each month, the McAuley Award is earned by an employee who exemplifies Mother McAuley’s high standards of compassion and service. The award was established in 1979 by a grateful father whose son was saved at Saint Joseph’s. Since that time, more than 420 employees have earned the honor of the McAuley Award. More than 50 of those are still employed at Emory Saint Joseph’s today.