News & Media

Members of the media: Our expert staff is available to provide a local perspective on the health care stories that affect us all. For contact and other details please visit our media page. In addition to our current news and releases below, you’ll find more recent releases and media coverage here, and archived media coverage here.

Past Reports to the Community and other publications, such as the Foundation’s Annual Report, are available here.

Our latest news and releases

January 25th, 2018

St. Mary’s General Hospital President Announces Plans to Retire June 30

January 25, 2018 – St. Mary’s General Hospital will begin the process of recruiting for a successor to President Don Shilton who has announced plans to retire on June 30,more info…

January 24th, 2018

Kitchener Hospitals Advise Patients to Choose Health Options Carefully Based on Their Needs

January 24, 2018 The emergency departments of Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital advise patients to choose their health options carefully based on their care needs. The influenzamore info…

December 19th, 2017

Staff Live the Mission of St. Mary’s with Two Weddings and a Funeral Visitation

Organizing weddings and funeral visitations appears nowhere in the job descriptions of St. Mary’s General Hospital employees. But In the space of two weeks recently St. Mary’s chapel hosted twomore info…

December 13th, 2017

Tips for avoiding non-essential trips to the emergency department over the holidays

With family doctor offices and urgent care centres closing or reducing hours over the holidays, many people think emergency departments are the only option for those seeking non-urgent medical attentionmore info…

November 30th, 2017

St. Mary’s Continues as a Top Hospital in Canada for Patient Safety

November 30, 2017 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the safest acute care hospitals in Canada, achieving the third best score for Hospital Standardizedmore info…

November 15th, 2017

St. Mary’s Honours Multi-talented Physician with 2017 Lackner Award for Medical Excellence

November 7, 2017 (Kitchener) – Dr. Ronald Pace is a surgeon, visionary, comedian, artist and champion of St. Mary’s General Hospital. A general surgeon at St. Mary’s since 1994, Dr.more info…

October 31st, 2017

National Report Shows Cardiac Care at St. Mary’s Among Best in Canada

October 31, 2017 (Kitchener) – In a new national report on quality outcomes at Canada’s 38 cardiac centres, St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre (RCC) performed better than the nationalmore info…

October 4th, 2017

Many Ontario women still not getting screened for breast cancer; regional experts encourage women between the ages of 50 and 54 to undergo screening

October 3, 2017 (Kitchener , ON) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, encourages women between the agesmore info…

October 2nd, 2017

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 2 , 2017 (Kitchener, ON) – The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (WRSA/DVTC), a program of St. Mary’s General Hospital, is celebrating 25 years ofmore info…

July 17th, 2017

Provincial Infrastructure Investments for Kitchener’s Hospitals

Province Investing in Renewed Facilities to Deliver High Quality Health Care The Ontario government is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals in Kitchener-Waterloo with repairs and upgrades to Grand Rivermore info…