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

July 24th, 2019

St. Mary’s Awarded Accreditation With Exemplary Standing

We are delighted to announce that St. Mary’s General Hospital has achieved the result of Accredited with Exemplary Standing from our on-site Accreditation survey in June. This is the highest rating for a Canadianmore info…

June 12th, 2019

St. Mary’s RedDAY Supporters Rally A $302,625 Response To Manulife’s Giving Challenge

Last Friday, individuals, families, workplaces, and dignitaries came together to raise awareness of the serious risk of heart disease in women; marking the annual celebration of RedDAY by wearing redmore info…

June 10th, 2019

Search Underway for New President at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Interim President Named

John Woods, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), has been appointed Interim President at St. Mary’s General Hospital as a national search begins for a successormore info…

May 29th, 2019

St. Mary’s Featured in Harvard Business Review for Staff-Led Improvements

St. Mary’s General Hospital is considered an international leader in the use of Lean Management, a tool pioneered by Toyota, which empowers front-line staff to identify, implement, measure and sustainmore info…

May 21st, 2019

St. Mary’s President Stepping Down to Re-Join Queensway Carleton Hospital as Chief Executive Officer

With regret, the Board of St. Mary’s General Hospital announces that hospital President, Dr. Andrew Falconer, will step down from his role and return to Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) inmore info…

May 15th, 2019

St. Mary’s Mission Legacy Awards 2019 Honour Five Outstanding Individuals

  May 10, 2019 (Kitchener) – Five outstanding women known for treating patients and staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital with compassion and respect are being honoured today with themore info…

April 2nd, 2019

St. Mary’s Needs Third Cardiac Catheterization Suite for Safe and Timely Response to Growing Demand for Life-Saving Services

Improving access to diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening cardiac issues is the goal of a $2.8 million campaign to equip St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre with a much-neededmore info…

March 4th, 2019

The Future of Healthcare in Ontario – Model Developed by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, also Offered by St. Mary’s

The below is a story in the March 2 Toronto Star about the Ontario government’s goal to make care more patient-centred with models like the Integrated Comprehensive Care Program, pioneeredmore info…

February 4th, 2019

New St. Mary’s New President, Dr. Andrew Falconer, Now On Board

Dr. Andrew Falconer begins his new role as St. Mary’s President today, eager to get to know staff physicians and volunteers, and looking forward to leading an organization that ismore info…

December 11th, 2018

Tips For 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 those seeking non-urgent medical attentionmore info…