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

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…

March 23rd, 2018

Stronger Hospitals, Better Care for Kitchener-Waterloo

Major Funding Boost Will Reduce Wait Times, Address Capacity Issues and Provide Better Care Closer to Home Ontario is investing an additional $11.62 million in Kitchener-Waterloo hospitals. This is partmore info…

March 12th, 2018

Dr. Kevin Smith Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network

Dr. Kevin Smith will be stepping down as President & CEO, SJHS and Niagara Health (NH) effective May 21, 2018, after 23 years of distinguished service with St. Joseph’s Healthmore info…

March 5th, 2018

Proposed Integration of Addiction Counselling Services

House of Friendship and St. Mary’s General Hospital are pleased to announce a proposed plan to voluntarily integrate addiction counselling services. This proposal will be considered by the Waterloo-Wellington Localmore info…

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…