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

January 20th, 2021

St. Mary’s General Hospital Declares an Outbreak of COVID-19 on its Seventh Floor

In consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on January 20 on its seventh floor involving two patients. This follows an investigation andmore info…

January 17th, 2021

St. Mary’s General Hospital Declares Outbreak of COVID-19 on 3 East Unit

In consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, St. Mary’s is today declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 on its 3 East unit, involving two patients and one staff member. This followsmore info…

January 12th, 2021

Huge Milestone Marked for St. Mary’s Heart Rhythm Expansion as Ablation Procedures Begin

Patients who were among the first to receive ablation procedures to treat heart rhythm issues at St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre are sharing their gratitude as they experience amore info…

January 11th, 2021

Statement from St. Joseph’s Health System Board Chair Sister Anne Anderson

The St. Joseph’s Health System is committed to providing the best health care possible for our patients and the communities we serve. The staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers across ourmore info…

January 7th, 2021

Departure of St. Joseph’s Health System President and CEO

The St. Joseph’s Health System and Dr. Thomas Stewart, President and CEO, have parted ways effective today. The Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health System would like to thankmore info…

January 7th, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over on Sixth Floor at St. Mary’s General Hospital

St. Mary’s General Hospital, in consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, is pleased to declare over today a COVID-19 outbreak on its sixth floor. The outbreak began December 6, 2020more info…

December 26th, 2020

UPDATES: COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over on Fifth Floor; Sixth Floor Outbreak Continues

The following is an update on the status of two COVID-19 outbreaks at St. Mary’s. Fifth floor – The outbreak of COVID-19 on the fifth floor at St. Mary’s ismore info…

December 24th, 2020

Further Adjustments for Care Partners Begin December 26

With Ontario entering a province-wide lockdown on December 26 to curb the spread of COVID-19, St. Mary’s has made a very difficult decision to heighten restrictions on inpatient access tomore info…

December 24th, 2020

St. Mary’s COVID-19 Testing Center Open During Holidays, Limited Hours Christmas Day

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 over the holidays, and wish to be tested, please note that there are limited hours at some testing centres in Waterloo Region on certainmore info…

December 23rd, 2020

St. Mary’s Participates in #InThisTogether Waterloo Region Community Campaign

It’s been a tough year and one that has showcased the power of community support. To come together during the second wave of the pandemic, and to encourage kindness, themore info…