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

November 30th, 2017

St. Mary’s Continues as a Top Hospital in Canada for Patient Safety

November 30, 2017 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s General Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the safest acute care hospitals in Canada, achieving the third best score for Hospital Standardizedmore info…

November 15th, 2017

St. Mary’s Honours Multi-talented Physician with 2017 Lackner Award for Medical Excellence

November 7, 2017 (Kitchener) – Dr. Ronald Pace is a surgeon, visionary, comedian, artist and champion of St. Mary’s General Hospital. A general surgeon at St. Mary’s since 1994, Dr.more info…

October 31st, 2017

National Report Shows Cardiac Care at St. Mary’s Among Best in Canada

October 31, 2017 (Kitchener) – In a new national report on quality outcomes at Canada’s 38 cardiac centres, St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre (RCC) performed better than the nationalmore info…

October 4th, 2017

Many Ontario women still not getting screened for breast cancer; regional experts encourage women between the ages of 50 and 54 to undergo screening

October 3, 2017 (Kitchener , ON) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, encourages women between the agesmore info…

October 2nd, 2017

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 2 , 2017 (Kitchener, ON) – The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (WRSA/DVTC), a program of St. Mary’s General Hospital, is celebrating 25 years ofmore info…

July 17th, 2017

Provincial Infrastructure Investments for Kitchener’s Hospitals

Province Investing in Renewed Facilities to Deliver High Quality Health Care The Ontario government is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals in Kitchener-Waterloo with repairs and upgrades to Grand Rivermore info…

June 27th, 2017

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

June 27, 2017 (Kitchener) – 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 tomore info…

June 13th, 2017

Manulife LPGA Classic Raises Over $400,000 for St. Mary’s

The 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic, held June 8 to June 11, raised over $400,000 in support of St. Mary’s General Hospital, surpassing $2 million through various initiatives over the past six years.more info…

June 12th, 2017

St. Mary’s General Hospital Presents 2017 Mission Legacy Awards

June 12, 2017 (KITCHENER, ON) – St. Mary’s General Hospital is recognizing six individuals who have contributed in an exceptional manner to the healthcare ministry of the Sisters of St.more info…

June 6th, 2017

At age 99, St. Mary’s Volunteer is Kitchener’s Senior of the Year

Violet Cook’s story was featured in the Waterloo Region Record on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Read more. Volunteer Violet Cook rings through a customer purchase in the gift shop atmore info…