The Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint-Joseph (GHPSJ) is a private not-for-profit hospital and Private Health Care Institution of Public Community Interest (ESPIC) created in 2006 from the merger of three hospitals in south Paris: Saint-Joseph (14th administrative district), Notre-Dame de Bon Secours (14th administrative district) and Saint-Michel (15th administrative district), to which was added the Institute of Nursing Studies (IFSI). This new group entity is administered and managed by the Saint-Joseph Hospital Foundation.

GHPSJ is committed to the values of compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Its reputation for clinical expertise and physician excellence and strengths in key medical specialties explain why it has been ranked first in France for the treatment of glaucoma and proctologic diseases. As such, GHPSJ represents a reference for maternity and neonatal care, as well as for reconstructive cosmetic surgery.

GHPSJ employs more than 2,150 medical and non-medical professionals, among whom there are more than 400 experts and specialized physicians, 500 nurses, and 50 midwives. It houses 611 beds and performs an average of 20,000 surgical procedures each year. GHPSJ offers all necessary hospital care to its patients, in 25 medical and surgical specialties grouped in five different clinical and medical technology centers.

Equipped with 17 surgery rooms, 20 intensive care rooms, and five X-ray/medical imagery rooms (two MRIs and two scanners), GHPSJ provides to patients excellence in diagnosis, treatment, and post-surgery follow-up.

In keeping with its promise to deliver exceptional care, GHPSJ offers a comprehensive robotic-assisted surgery program. Using cutting-edge surgical technology, GHPSJ surgeons are able to perform the smallest of incisions that, for patients, result in less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to normal daily activities. GHPSJ has been at the forefront of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery for both routine and complex procedures. As the first hospital in France to be equipped with two cutting-edge surgical robots, it is nationally recognized as the most expert health care center to perform robot-assisted surgery in the Urology Department, Gynecology Department, Digestive System Department, and Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Department.

National and International certifications

GHPSJ has received numerous awards and been recognized continually for excellence in patient care. In 2010, it was certified by the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) /French National Authority for Health with one single recommendation, which was subsequently addressed in full beginning in December 2011:

HAS V2010 certification (July 2013):


National Ranking

In the latest rankings of French Hospitals by the ‘Le Point’ magazine, the most important independent classification of Private and Public Health care institutions in France, GHPSJ was ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the country. It was also ranked highly in the following areas on a national base:

Treatments for the cancers:

  • Prostate (6)
  • Kidney (17)


  • Glaucoma (1)

Digestive surgery :

  • Proctology (1)
  • Abdomen hernia (19)
  • Rectum surgery (20)

Vascular surgery

  • Varicose veins (1)
  • Artery surgery (10)
  • Carotid surgery (17)

Urology / Gynecology:

  • Prostate adenoma (1)

Other medical specialities

  • Diabetes (12)

source: the leading French weekly newsmagazine Le Point’s “2017 FRENCH BEST PRIVATE HOSPITALS” (Le Point’s hospital ranking is an established and influential one and presents an annual report of France’s hospitals and health care providers.)

Health Services and global care treatments


The Glaucoma Institute is an integral part of GHPSJ and offers specialized care for adults and children with glaucoma, a condition in which the pressure inside the eye is elevated. Since 2005, it has been classified as a top-rated hospital in France, as per rankings published by Le Point, thus becoming one of the most important centers in the whole country. The Glaucoma Institute is internationally known for being a pioneer in glaucoma treatment and treatments for diverse ophthalmological diseases. It works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma, to gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and to further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma.


The Léopold Bellan Institute of Proctology is a world leader in diagnosis, treatment, and research aimed at combating debilitating and deadly disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract.

Its outstanding clinical, research, and specialized physicians engage in innovative approaches to today’s gastrointestinal disorders. Rooted in quality patient care with an academic mind-set, our philosophy is strengthened by the technological advances and unsurpassed resources available to the GHPSJ. Consultants and a day surgery team provide a comprehensive endoscopy service to carry out further investigations of symptoms, including abdominal bloating and pain, change of bowel habits, constipation, dysphagia, heartburn, indigestion, rectal pain, and bleeding.


The Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases is a multidisciplinary center that congregates scientists and physicians from a wide range of research fields and medical specializations to work to understand the development of cardiovascular diseases and the underlying obesity-related metabolic diseases from which they develop, all with the final goal of providing accurate diagnoses and the best treatments to their patients.

Its chief clinical and research activities focus on metabolic, cardiovascular, and renal diseases by gathering scientists together with clinicians to work on metabolic risk factors (e.g., obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidemia) and their cardiovascular complications (e.g., thrombosis, atherosclerosis, and cardiac and renal failure).


GHPSJ obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, nurses, and other obstetric personnel are nationally recognized for their compassionate care and superior service delivered in a family-friendly environment. They take a holistic, individualized approach in addressing the physical and emotional needs of each patient, providing a full range of gynecological and obstetric services for women.

The Notre-Dame de Bon Secours Type 2B Maternity Unit is specialized in pathological and twin pregnancies, deliveries and postpartum disorders, and the care of premature infants born after a gestation period from 30–32 weeks and/or with low birth weight. In this regard, the unit accommodates in utero or postnatal transfers from Île-de-France and can accommodate 3,300 births each year.


The Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgery Unit provides comprehensive care for orthopedic conditions. Saint-Joseph’s orthopedic team consists of general orthopedic physicians, nurses, physician assistants, an orthopedic technician, and a rehabilitation staff.