Joint Clinical Operations


On June 25, 2014, National Jewish Health, Saint Joseph Hospital and its nonprofit parent, SCL Health, signed a joint operating agreement that creates a new, jointly managed entity to deliver highly coordinated patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The agreement officially begins in August 2014.

For the most part, patients will notice few changes. National Jewish Health will continue to serve adult and pediatric patients primarily as outpatients on its main campus and its 24 other locations in Colorado.  The Pediatric and Adult day programs will continue on the National Jewish Health main campus.

When patients require a hospital stay, they will be referred to Saint Joseph Hospital or another hospital when there is an insurance or payment requirement. Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments & Insurance
Do my doctor appointments change?

No. You will see your doctor at the clinic and time that was confirmed when you made your appointment. If you would like to confirm you appointment information, please contact our scheduling department at 303.398.1355 or 1.877.CALL.NJH (877.225.5654).

Is National Jewish Health now part of the Kaiser Permanente network?

National Jewish Health is part of the Kaiser Permanente network for a limited number of specialized services for specific Kaiser plans. These services require an authorization or referral to receive care from National Jewish Health.

Referrals to Hospitals
About the Agreement

Last Updated: 4/2016


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