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

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…

October 26th, 2018

Veteran Emergency Physician and Healthcare Leader Named President at St. Mary’s General Hospital

Veteran Emergency Physician and Healthcare Leader Named President at St. Mary’s General Hospital 18 (Kitchener) A veteran healthcare leader and emergency department physician from Ottawa has been chosen as incomingmore info…

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…