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,

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

Our latest news and releases

October 21st, 2019

St. Mary’s General Hospital Marks 95th Anniversary

Monday, October 21, 2019 marks 95 years since St. Mary’s General Hospital first opened its doors, beginning a legacy of compassionate and innovative patient-centered care in the spirit of itsmore info…

October 10th, 2019

Incoming President at St. Mary’s General Hospital Committed to Quality Care and Partnerships

The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to announce that Ms. Lee Fairclough will be the new president of St. Mary’s. Ms. Fairclough is a seasonedmore info…

October 7th, 2019

Identifying, Investigating & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation Cases

Frontline workers and first responders will gather in Kitchener next month to learn how to recognize the severity of strangulation and how to better identify, investigate and prosecute strangulation casesmore info…

October 2nd, 2019

St Mary’s Regional Cardiac Centre Part of International Study to Determine Best Treatment for Heart Attacks

 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Centre was part of an international study featured recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, which settled a long-standingmore info…

September 23rd, 2019

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…

September 20th, 2019

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital Notice of Fax Malfunction

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital use a shared fax system. On three days, July 30, 2019, August 27, 2019 and September 5, 2019, the fax system malfunctionedmore info…

July 24th, 2019

St. Mary’s Awarded Accreditation With Exemplary Standing

We are delighted to announce that St. Mary’s General Hospital has achieved the result of Accredited with Exemplary Standing from our on-site Accreditation survey in June. This is the highest rating for a Canadianmore info…

June 12th, 2019

St. Mary’s RedDAY Supporters Rally A $302,625 Response To Manulife’s Giving Challenge

Last Friday, individuals, families, workplaces, and dignitaries came together to raise awareness of the serious risk of heart disease in women; marking the annual celebration of RedDAY by wearing redmore info…

June 10th, 2019

Search Underway for New President at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Interim President Named

John Woods, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), has been appointed Interim President at St. Mary’s General Hospital as a national search begins for a successormore info…

May 29th, 2019

St. Mary’s Featured in Harvard Business Review for Staff-Led Improvements

St. Mary’s General Hospital is considered an international leader in the use of Lean Management, a tool pioneered by Toyota, which empowers front-line staff to identify, implement, measure and sustainmore info…