About Us

A History of Caring
Our Nursing Home

Mount Saint Joseph has been a dynamic presence in the Miramichi since 1949. Sponsored by Catholic Health International and founded the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, we pursue excellence in Long Term care (LTC) while respecting the wholeness and dignity of each person.

We provide high quality long term care to our 131 permanent residents as well as those who use our 2 community relief beds for a short stay. The Home consists of 2 specialty units. One is a 15 bed Special Needs Unit for young adults with severe cognitive and/or physical disabilities, the other is a 25 bed Dementia Unit for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementias.

We currently employ 150 staff and have many volunteers that assist us in our delivery of care to our residents. Together with our Medical Advisor and students, they demonstrate a deep commitment to excellence in long term care every day.

Mount Saint Joseph also takes pride in the role they play in training nurses, dieticians, nursing staff and other health professionals of tomorrow. Working collaboratively with area schools, Colleges, and private training centers, we are helping shape the future of long term care in our area.


Sister Isabelle MacLaughlin is the last in a long line of Sisters who have been dedicated to the care of the sick and elderly in Miramichi since 1869. Soon she will retire, and it will be the end of an era. This is her story.