About Us

St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka is committed to meeting the highest standards in health care delivery while ministering to the needs of the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This commitment to the people of the North Coast is expressed in the Providence core values - Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity.

The health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange began in Humboldt County during the flu epidemic of 1918. The Sisters opened the first St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka in 1920 and committed to continually improving the health and quality of life of the people served. This commitment continues today and has been further defined by the vision to bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement, and create healthy communities.

Our employees are the most valuable assets in assuring the provision of the highest quality health care, and they - together with our volunteers, donors and community partners - help us continue to fulfill our vision.

We are pleased to share our extraordinary ministry with you as well as the unique community programs that go beyond traditional hospital services, including our Community Resource Centers in Blue Lake, Eureka, Loleta, Rio Dell and Willow Creek.

Chief Executive
Michael Keleman

Chief Medical Officer
Ranjit Hundal, M.D.

Interim Associate Chief Medical Officer
James Goldberg, M.D.

Chief Nursing Officer
Naydu Lucas, DNP, MSN

Chief Human Resources Officer
Justin Takata

Chief Financial Officer
Basil Saied

Chief Mission Officer
Elle Yeates

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Heather Setton

A number of organizations have given St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka and its many departments high rankings. Among them, we are accredited by The Joint Commission.

In addition our hospitals hold the following distinctions for various services:

General
  • St. Joseph Hospital was named “Best Regional Hospital” on the North Coast by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024.
Cardiology
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performer two years in a row for Heart Attack, 2022-2024
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performer two years in a row for Heart Failure, 2022-2024
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention in 2022
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-star recipient of Repair of Abdominal Aorta in 2020
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award in 2022
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2022
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2022
Critical Care
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
Maternity
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performing hospital for maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy), 2024
  • Recipient of the Superstar Award: Small Birth Volume Hospitals by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), 2023
  • 2023 Cal Hospital Compare Honor Roll for Maternity
  • Named on the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Maternity Honor Roll 2019 and 2020
  • 2020 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care
  • 2020 Cal Hospital Compare Honor Roll for Maternity and Opioid Care
Oncology
  • Our Cancer Program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
  • Honored as a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2020
  • A US News & World Report High Performer for Colon Cancer Surgery 2021-2022, 2023-2024
Orthopedics
  • Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement in 2020
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2021
  • Listed on Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Excellence Award in 2019
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performer for Hip Fracture, 2023-2024
Pulmonary
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performer two years in a row for COPD, 2022-2024
  • Listed as a Healthgrades Five-star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2020
Stroke
  • Recipient of the AHA "Get with the Guidelines" Bronze Award in 2022
Urinary
  • A U.S. News & World Report High Performer two years in a row for Kidney Disease, 2022-2024
Vascular
  • Named among the top 10% in nation for vascular surgery by Healthgrades, 2024
  • Recipient of the vascular surgery excellence award by Healthgrades, 2024
  • Named a Five-Star recipient by Healthgrades for carotid procedures two years in a row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star recipient for Carotid Procedures for two years in a row (2023-2024)
  • Named a Healthgrades Top 5 Hospital in California for Vascular Surgery outcomes, 2023

There are multiple ways you can recognize caregivers at our hospitals in Humboldt County for delivering an exceptional caring experience during your or your family member’s visit. Please see below for recognition opportunities.

Daisy Award

The Daisy Nurse award is a nursing recognition program developed by The DAISY Foundation to honor extraordinary nurses identified by their patients and/or their families for the super-human work nurses do every day. Developed by the family of Patrick Barnes as a way to say "thank you" to nurses everywhere for the extraordinary care their son received while hospitalized, every month a winner is selected from the nominations by the DAISY Committee.

Awardees are selected based on the detail of the nomination, their great clinical skill and leadership as well as their especially strong patient care and compassion demonstrated and aligned with our mission, vision, and values. Nominate a nurse.

Providence Promise

Providence Promise Champion nominations are a way to share the great work clinical and non-clinical individuals and teams are performing each day as Providence Humboldt works to develop a more patient-centered culture by showcasing specific examples of what it means to deliver exceptional care and deliver on the Providence Promise. Nominate a caregiver.

This crisis care guideline and applicable practices are subject to change due to evolving regulations, guidance, and recommendations from local, state and federal agencies.

California SARS CoV-2 Crisis Care Guidelines - St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka