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 7th, 2020

Couple From Down Under Wed At St. Mary’s So Recovering Grandfather Can Attend

Once again, the chapel at St. Mary’s General Hospital has been the venue for a couple to say their “I do’s” in the presence of a family member who receivedmore info…

January 6th, 2020

Lee Fairclough Starts as New President at St. Mary’s

Today St. Mary’s welcomes Lee Fairclough in her new role as President of St. Mary’s General Hospital. St. Mary’s thanks Interim President John Woods who has capably led the organizationmore info…

December 20th, 2019

Information for St. Mary’s Patients – LifeLabs Cyber Attack and Data Breach

Recently you have may heard that LifeLabs identified a cyber-attack that involved unauthorized access to its computer systems with customer information. The information that may have been accessed includes labmore info…

December 18th, 2019

St. Mary’s Heart Rhythm Program Expansion to Break Ground in Spring of 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital is celebrating today after receiving final approval to begin construction of a $13 million redevelopment of its Heart Rhythm Program. The project will bring new electrophysiologymore info…

November 29th, 2019

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital Share Joint Future Vision And Host First Joint Community Update

Two great hospitals. One healthy community. On Thursday, November 21, the community came together for the first-ever joint annual community update co-hosted by St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand Rivermore info…

October 21st, 2019

St. Mary’s General Hospital Marks 95th Anniversary

Monday, October 21, 2019 marks 95 years since St. Mary’s General Hospital first opened its doors, beginning a legacy of compassionate and innovative patient-centered care in the spirit of itsmore info…

October 10th, 2019

Incoming President at St. Mary’s General Hospital Committed to Quality Care and Partnerships

The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to announce that Ms. Lee Fairclough will be the new president of St. Mary’s. Ms. Fairclough is a seasonedmore info…

October 7th, 2019

Identifying, Investigating & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation Cases

Frontline workers and first responders will gather in Kitchener next month to learn how to recognize the severity of strangulation and how to better identify, investigate and prosecute strangulation casesmore info…

October 2nd, 2019

St Mary’s Regional Cardiac Centre Part of International Study to Determine Best Treatment for Heart Attacks

 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (Kitchener) – St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Centre was part of an international study featured recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, which settled a long-standingmore info…

September 23rd, 2019

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…