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Our Community

St. Mary’s General Hospital is located in Kitchener, Ontario, part of the Region of Waterloo. Waterloo Region is a great place to live and work, and boasts a unique blend of urban and rural areas.
Waterloo Region is home to a vibrant arts, culture and tech sector. Each of our three cities, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo have unique attractions. Waterloo Region is home to the Grand and Speed Rivers, theatres, farmers markets, and peaceful rural landscapes. Three highly ranked post secondary institutions and a strong innovation and entrepreneurship culture attract talent from across the world.

KW4 Ontario Health Team

St. Mary’s General Hospital is a proud member of the KW4 Ontario Health Team (OHT). The KW4 OHT was approved in October 2020 by the Ministry of Health. It is comprised of health and wellness partners working with the people of Kitchener, Waterloo and the Townships of Woolwich, Wilmot and Wellesley to co-design our healthcare system to better meet the needs of our diverse community. The goal is a health system for all 400,000 residents that offers seamless, interconnected care and continuity across providers, including hospitals, primary care, long term care and community agencies.

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The KW4 OHT has aligned its vision with that of Wellbeing Waterloo Region: A Community Where Everyone Thrives, And No-One Is Left Behind.

KW4 OHT Purpose and Promises

We enable collaborative health care relationships. All people are empowered to achieve health and well being.

We Promise:

  • We will be partners. Our team includes patients, families, caregivers and the community in partnership with health and social service providers
  • We will be inclusive. We work with diverse populations and urban and rural communities
  • We will pay attention to the social determinants of health. A focus on them begins in infancy to prevent illness and promote health
  • We will achieve excellence. We are nimble, courageous and innovative
  • We will value relationships. Our culture is built on empathy and trust
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