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Who We Are

Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together.

It's the St. Mary’s way: compassionate care for our patients and each other, together.

Located in the heart of Kitchener, St. Mary’s is home to the Regional Cardiac Centre, Regional Chest Program and Regional Eye Program. As leaders in our field recognized globally for world-class, innovative healthcare, our vision of “Inspiring Excellence. Healthier Together” is not just about our approach to patient-centred care, it’s also about our commitment to our staff.

For nearly a century, St. Mary’s has provided compassionate care to our community serving over 1,000,000 residents locally and beyond each year. We are the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System with 197 beds and a team of over 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers dedicated to ensuring patients receive the highest-quality care possible.

St. Mary’s commitment to quality and excellence is demonstrated further through our achievement of Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada—the highest standard of achievement possible—for meeting or exceeding standards of delivery safe, high-quality care.

St. Mary’s is proud to be recognized for the second year in a row as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers 2023 and Diamond hospital in Waterloo Region in the Record's Reader Choice Awards demonstrating our Commitment to our staff and our patients.

Logo - black background with red text that reads "Forbes Canada's Top Employers 2023"

St. Mary’s core programs and services are provided at our Main hospital site in Kitchener, and our community-based programs offered at locations throughout Waterloo Region. As a cornerstone in our community since 1924, St. Mary’s continues to provide patient-centred care in the tradition of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton.

Compassionate Care | 2022-2023

Image description: Photo of St. Mary’s Emergency Department entrance on a blue background. Text reads 58,629 Emergency Room Visits. Image description: Photo of a doctor performing cataracts surgery on a patient seated alongside a surgical nurse. White text on a green background reads: 24,227 Day Surgery Visits.
Image description: A team member wearing a face shield and hijab holds the hand of a patient lying in a bed. White text on a blue background reads: 8,954 Inpatients and 7.73 Average Days of Stay.
Image description: A doctor in blue scrubs is seated across from a patient and is taking her blood pressure. White text on an orange background reads: 32,656 Outpatient Visits. Image description: Photo of two team members in scrubs standing on either side of a piece of diagnostic equipment. White text on a blue background reads: 158,609 Diagnostic Tests.
Image description: Team member in scrubs standing beside a patient bed in a patient room. White text on a green background reads: 194 Patient Beds. Image description: Two lab technicians stand together in lab coats holding samples beside lab equipment. White text on a blue background reads: 943,614 Labs Processed.
A Clinical Extern nursing student stands inside a patient room in front of a green privacy curtain. White text on a blue background reads: 344 Student Placements. Image description: Four volunteers stand side by side wearing blue vests with the St. Mary’s logo in front of the Information Desk in the Main Lobby. White text on an orange background reads: 129 Volunteers.
Image description: Three team members wearing blue surgical gowns perform surgery in an operating room on a patient. White text on a green background reads: 1,780 Team Members and 697 Jointly Credential Physicians (SMGH & GRH).


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Hospital Switchboard: 519-744-3311
Direct-dial Contacts: 519-749-6578 + extension (4 digits)
Administrative Offices Facsimilie: 519-749-6426