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

March 26th, 2020

Community Rallying to Strengthen COVID-19 Readiness at Waterloo Region Hospitals

Waterloo Region – The business and philanthropic community in Waterloo Region has quickly mobilized to help Waterloo Region’s hospitals strengthen their preparedness for COVID-19. St. Mary’s General Hospital, Grand Rivermore info…

March 22nd, 2020

St. Mary’s Addresses Staff Safety Concerns Raised by Labour Partners

The following is a statement from St. Mary’s President Lee Fairclough in response to concerns raised by labour partners about staff safety in relation to COVID-19. St. Mary’s first prioritymore info…

February 21st, 2020

Partnership and Technology Help Provide Quality Cardiac Care Closer to Home

St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre in Kitchener is sharing its expertise to support care providers in small community hospitals and limit travel for patients who need a common cardiacmore info…

February 21st, 2020

Preparations for $13 Million Heart Rhythm Expansion at St. Mary’s

In the months ahead high-tech equipment will replace a mocked-up version of the future electrophysiology Lab at St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre. Construction will begin this spring on amore info…

February 20th, 2020

New Human Trafficking Campaign Launched in Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, in collaboration with the Waterloo Regional Police Service and St. Mary’s General Hospital, has launched a human trafficking educational campaign.more info…

February 5th, 2020

Cardiac Surgery Procedure at St. Mary’s Benefits Younger Patients

Denise Case wasn’t overly concerned when she went for a routine exploration of a heart murmur that had been identified at age 24. Though the Waterloo woman, then 52, hadmore info…

January 27th, 2020

Screening Precautions for Coronavirus Underway at St. Mary’s

As has been widely reported, a new coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and there has been limited person-to-person transmission. The new strain of coronavirus is calledmore info…

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…