St. Joseph's Awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Receiving Accreditation Canada's highest award for accreditation illustrates a commitment to quality and excellence across all aspects of health care.
Giving the Gift of Life
In March 2012, St. Joseph's joined the Canadian Blood Services' Partners for Life Program, set a blood donation goal of 50 units for the year and surpassed it by more than 400 per cent.
Help at the Press of a Button
Marking 25 years in May 2012, ConnectCare's 24-hour emergency response has helped tens of thousands of people live independently and securely in their own homes.
Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?
In May 2012, Parkwood Hospital veterans honed their SMART board technology skills during a fun, intergenerational trivia game with fourth graders from Lord Roberts French Immersion Public School.
St. Joseph's Rolls Out Road Map for the Future
The refreshed Strategic Plan was launched in June 2012 and focuses on where care will be needed most over the next three years.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic Created
Serving about 1,200 patients a year, the new clinic opened in September 2012 to improve care and advance clinical science for this increasingly common chronic disease.
A Golden Workplace
In October 2012, a commitment to the quality of work life won St. Joseph's the Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, Gold level, from the Ontario Hospital Association and HealthForceOntario.
Care Closer to Home
In 2012-2013, 26 mental health inpatients, some who spent years in hospital, successfully transitioned to community living. In total, 84 long-stay patients are now enjoying life in the community since mental health transformation began in February 2011.