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

September 28th, 2018

St. Mary’s Introduces Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Procedure

September 28, 2018 (Kitchener) St. Mary’s General Hospital has introduced a minimally invasive heart procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at a higher risk for undergoing amore info…

July 20th, 2018

St. Mary’s Seeks New Advisors for Patient and Family Advisory Council

St. Mary’s General Hospital is seeking patients or family members of patients who have received care at St. Mary’s in the past three years to join its Patient and Familymore info…

July 16th, 2018

Dr. Tom Stewart Named CEO of SJHS and Niagara Health

The following message is sent on behalf of Sister Anne Anderson – Chair, Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Health System On behalf of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’smore info…

July 9th, 2018

Sixty Years After Graduating, St. Mary’s Nurses Return to Reminisce

When Mary Flanagan, Betty Walter and Marlene Greulich were nursing students at the St. Mary’s School of Nursing 60 years ago, students were required to have short hair, no bangsmore info…

July 6th, 2018

Nurses Partner With Quilters to Improve Patient Experience

Nothing provides comfort like a hand-made quilt. Thanks to a group of volunteers from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philipsburg, critical care units at St. Mary’s have a very specialmore info…

May 22nd, 2018

St. Mary’s Mission Legacy Awards 2018 Honour Six Inspiring Individuals

  *The media is invited to attend the awards presentation or to request interviews at another time. If interested, please notify Anne Kelly at 519-749-6578, ext. 1501. May 22, 2018more info…

April 23rd, 2018

Outbreak Declared Over on St. Mary’s Cardiology Unit

 April 23, 2018 (Kitchener) – An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the third floor inpatient Cardiology unit at St. Mary’s General Hospital was today declared over in cooperation with Waterloomore info…

April 19th, 2018

St. Mary’s Declares Gastrointestinal Outbreak on Third Floor Inpatient Cardiology Unit (3 East)

April 18, 2018 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital has today declared a gastrointestinal outbreak on its inpatient Cardiology unit (3 East). Three patients and six staff members have experiencedmore info…

April 16th, 2018

Expanding Access to Care with a Waterloo Wellington Regional Cardiac Program

  April 16, 2018 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital, in partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN), has developed a Strategic Plan for 2018-22 to meetmore info…

March 29th, 2018

Voluntary Integration of Addiction Counselling Services Moving Forward

House of Friendship and St. Mary’s General Hospital are pleased to announce the approval of a proposed plan to voluntarily integrate addiction counselling services. This proposal was supported by themore info…