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

April 2nd, 2019

St. Mary’s Needs Third Cardiac Catheterization Suite for Safe and Timely Response to Growing Demand for Life-Saving Services

Improving access to diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening cardiac issues is the goal of a $2.8 million campaign to equip St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre with a much-neededmore info…

March 29th, 2019

Privacy Incident at St. Mary’s Involving Misplaced USB Stick

St. Mary’s General Hospital has experienced a privacy incident related to a misplaced USB stick that contained patient postal codes, age, gender and generalized details of surgical procedures. After thoroughmore info…

March 18th, 2019

Call For Interest: Board of Trustees and/or Board Committees

St. Mary’s General Hospital is striving to become the safest and most effective hospital in Canada, characterized by innovation, compassion and respect. Our Board of Trustees is seeking talented, engagedmore info…

March 4th, 2019

The Future of Healthcare in Ontario – Model Developed by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, also Offered by St. Mary’s

The below is a story in the March 2 Toronto Star about the Ontario government’s goal to make care more patient-centred with models like the Integrated Comprehensive Care Program, pioneeredmore info…

February 4th, 2019

New St. Mary’s New President, Dr. Andrew Falconer, Now On Board

Dr. Andrew Falconer begins his new role as St. Mary’s President today, eager to get to know staff physicians and volunteers, and looking forward to leading an organization that ismore info…

December 11th, 2018

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 29th, 2018

St. Mary’s Again a Leader for Patient Safety in National Report

November 29, 2018 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the safest hospitals in Canada, with the seventh lowest mortality rate in the countrymore info…

November 16th, 2018

Regional Hospitals Now Provide Leading-Edge Cardiac Care, to Better Serve Patients in their Communities

The following article was featured in Canadian Healthcare Technology on November 8, 2018. Written by Dianne Daniel. The full issue can be found here, article on page 18, continued onmore info…

November 12th, 2018

Nuclear Medicine Director Wins St. Mary’s Physician Excellence Award

November 12, 2018 (Kitchener) – A St. Mary’s physician known for his continuous efforts to improve patient safety and the patient experience is the 2018 recipient of the Lackner Awardmore info…

November 6th, 2018

St. Mary’s General Hospital Recognized for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation

St. Mary’s General Hospital has been recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency, for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ andmore info…