Dr Josie Muscat is the Chairman and Founder of the Saint James Hospital Group. He was born in 1943, and at the age of twenty two (22), he was elected as the youngest ever member of the Maltese Parliament. He was very active in politics for twenty (20) years. In 1967 he graduated as a Medical Practitioner. His practice was based in Zabbar where he pioneered the Water Births system in Malta and also introduced innovative medical systems to the Maltese islands including MRIs, Spiral CT Scans, Laser surgery, Laser Refractive surgery, Key Hole surgery and IVF. Dr Muscat was at the forefront to introduce medical treatments for infertility to the Maltese islands which helped hundreds of couples overcome infertility and become parents.
Following the birth of his sixth child Nicole with Down syndrome in 1992, he was instrumental in founding the Eden Foundation with the aim of educating more than 1,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. Facilitators were introduced into the education system for the first time, and this helped children with a disability to integrate in mainstream schools. Job coaches were introduced and this helped youths with mental disabilities to join the work force for the first time.
Dr Muscat gave up politics and endeavoured to expand his medical practice by first establishing the Saint James Hospital in Zabbar and then expanded the Group with clinics in Birkirkara, Burmarrad, Mosta, Zebbug and the island of Gozo. He also invested in other subsidiary companies also outside the medical field. In 2002 he acquired a state of the art hospital in Sliema, the Saint James Capua Hospital. His ambition to broaden his horizon led him to take the Saint James brand beyond the Maltese shores by opening a hospital in Libya and a dedicated Eye clinic in Hungary.
Dr Josie Muscat is married to Franca and is the father of six (6) children and grandfather of thirteen (13). He is a passionate reader.