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Services: St. Joseph Medical Center


Located on Level 1, just off the main lobby, the Chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for prayer, worship, meditation and reflection for people of all faiths. Catholic Mass is regularly offered.

Flower and balloon information

Due to safety and infection control issues, these items are restricted in the following areas:

  • 5 C: no flowers or balloons
  • 6 C, D: no flowers (Mylar balloons OK)
  • 10 A, B, C, D: no flowers (Mylar balloons OK)
  • 11 C, D: no flowers in glass containers or balloons with strings
  • 12: no fragrant lilies; other flowers and Mylar balloons OK
  • 14: no fragrant lilies; other flowers and Mylar balloons OK
  • NICU: no flowers (Mylar balloons OK)

We restrict plants and flowers in patient-care areas where patients are highly immunosuppressed such as those with cancer or who are recovering from a transplant. Please do not bring latex balloons into any Virginia Mason Franciscan Health hospital facilities.

Free web pages for patients, families and friends

Patient and family web pages are Internet-based tools that enable patients or their families to build web pages to keep family and friends updated on developments in the patient's condition and treatment.

The web pages are easy to access and navigate. They can display photos and information, and allow visitors who have been invited to leave messages for the patient.

The links below will take you to websites that allow you to create free patient web pages:



Newspapers are available outside the I Street (Ground Level) entrance to the hospital, as well as in the eateries and Gift Shop on Level 1.

Pastoral/spiritual care

Our chaplains are available to address emotional and spiritual issues. Their services include individual and group consultations, prayer support and referrals to spiritual resources upon the patient?s discharge by the hospital.

Retail Pharmacy


A pharmacist is on duty in our hospital pharmacy 24 hours a day to fill the pharmaceutical needs of our inpatients.

Learn more about Virgnia Mason Franciscan Health Pharmacy and Home Medical Supply, on the St. Joseph campus (in the Medical Office Building, 1608 South J Street on the second floor, sky bridge level). The pharmacy is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (closed 12:30-1 p.m.). It serves the public as well as hospital patients and employees.