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

July 10th, 2020

Waterloo Region Hospitals Reminding That Masks are Required in Hospital

Region of Waterloo – Waterloo Region’s Hospitals applaud a decision by Waterloo Regional Council to require the wearing of face coverings when on public transit and in enclosed spaces, andmore info…

July 7th, 2020

Call for Interest: Board Committees

Please note the posting is now closed. St. Mary’s General Hospital is striving to become the safest and most effective hospital in Canada, characterized by innovation, compassion and respect. Ourmore info…

July 6th, 2020

St. Mary’s Nurse Practitioner Featured in CTV Tribute to Health Care Heroes

CTV partnered with the City of Kitchener for a Canada Day special broadcast on July 1. As part of the program, health care heroes from the local area were profiled.more info…

June 30th, 2020

Outbreak at Forest Heights Declared Over, Scheduling of Outdoor Family Visits to Begin

St. Mary’s General Hospital announces today, in consultation with Waterloo Region Public Health, that the outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared over at Forest Heights (Revera) in Kitchener. Forest Heightsmore info…

June 16th, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital Mourns the Passing of Tom Motz, Long-time Supporter and Hospital Board Leader

June 16, 2020 – St. Mary’s General Hospital is mourning the loss of Tom Motz, a long-time St. Mary’s leader and immediate Past Chair of the hospital’s Board of Trustees,more info…

June 5th, 2020

St. Mary’s to Begin Gradually Resuming Elective Procedures and Surgeries

St. Mary’s General Hospital is working with our regional partners to gradually resume some scheduled surgical and out-patient clinical care that was postponed in March due to COVID-19. We lookmore info…

June 5th, 2020

Ontario Provides Over $9 Million Funding Boost to Waterloo Region Hospitals

Kitchener—Today, Kitchener-South Hespeler MPP Amy Fee and Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris announced that Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are receiving 2020-2021 funding increases from the provincial government.more info…

June 2nd, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital to Temporarily Manage Forest Heights Long-Term Care Home Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

The following is a statement by St. Mary’s General Hospital President Lee Fairclough. On June 2, 2020, The Ministry of Long-Term Care issued a Mandatory Management Order under the Province-widemore info…

May 21st, 2020

Practice Opportunity: Cardiac Surgery Assistant

St. Mary’s General Hospital is recruiting for surgical assistants in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. As the largest central community in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, Kitchener-Waterloo offers the verymore info…

May 19th, 2020

Local Hospitals Planning For Measured Restart of Procedures and Surgeries

Hospitals in Waterloo Wellington are collaborating to plan for gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures that were paused in March because of COVID-19. The ability of hospitals to domore info…