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

March 24th, 2017

Ontario Government Investing $4.1 Million in Cardiac and Critical Care Services at St. Mary’s

Ontario is improving access to high-quality cardiac care for patients in Waterloo Region with investments in the Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Waterloo Wellington at St. Mary’s General Hospital. Daiene

March 22nd, 2017

Help St. Mary’s Identify Historic Artifacts at an Archival Open House

Click here for a Waterloo Region Record story on this event. Click here for a CBCnews Kitchener-Waterloo story on this event.         Tucked away in the archives

March 2nd, 2017

Innovative Approach Helps Lung Cancer Patients Achieve Earlier Recovery

Click here for a Waterloo Region Record story on this innovative care model. Click here to view a CTV Kitchener news story about this innovative care model. February 28, 2017

February 26th, 2017

St. Mary’s Seeks Board Trustees and Committee Members

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, engaged

December 28th, 2016

Local Investment in Patient Care for the Waterloo Region

Cost of Care, a three-part series developed by CTV Kitchener news reporter Tyler Calver, reviews who pays for hospitals. Calver examines the significant cost associated with the delivery of innovative

December 15th, 2016

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 people seeking non-urgent medical attention

November 30th, 2016

St. Mary’s Ranks First in National Hospital Safety Measure for Second Time in Five Years

Click here for a Waterloo Regional Record story on this achievement. Click here for a 570 News story on this achievement. November 30, 2016 (Kitchener) – For the second time

November 18th, 2016

St. Mary’s Reduces Emergency Department Wait Times

St. Mary’s continues to bring down wait times in its Emergency Department, despite an increase in the volume and complexity of patients visiting the department. The improvement mirrors that seen across the

November 15th, 2016

St. Mary’s General Hospital Receives Award for Organ and Tissue Donation

Note: Media are invited to the award presentation at St. Mary’s at noon Thursday, November 10 in  Heasley Hall. November 8, 2016 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital is being

November 15th, 2016

Compassionate and Innovative Thoracic Surgeon Chosen to Receive 2016 Lackner Award for Medical Excellence

  November 3, 2016 (Kitchener) – A thoracic surgeon known for embracing innovation and treating patients with dignity, compassion and respect is the 2016 recipient of the Lackner Award for