Our Stories

Read the latest stories about what's going on at St. Joseph's Health Care London.

Quotation: "It will... remind all nurses that we are truly strong together" next to a nurse holding a painting of a nurse with an angel touching her shoulder.

The art of resilience

Works of art are often visual stories unfolding before our eyes. A piece of artwork meticulously created by Annette Janssens, registered nurse (RN) at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care (Mount Hope), hangs proudly on a wall at the facility. The piece is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and sacrifices demonstrated by Mount Hope staff during the difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Depicted is a nurse sitting solemnly on the edge of a hospital bed. Her head is lowered into her hands out of despair and exhaustion. “I started creating the artwork as a way to stay calm and resilient...
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hand reaching upward from the dark, holding a lit cell phone flashlight with "Shine a light for all they do on May 1 at 9 pm" text

Celebrating Doctors’ Day in 2021

On May 1, the Ontario Medical Association and health care organizations across the province will recognize the extraordinary contributions of Ontario doctors by celebrating Doctors’ Day. Let’s celebrate and thank our doctors for their expertise and dedication to patient care. Now, in the second year...
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portraits of Lindsay Culford, Courtney Moore and Clark Heard

Unsung heroes

Congratulations to occupational therapists Lindsay Culford, Courtney Moore and Clark Heard for being chosen as the recipients of the “Unsung Hero” Award by the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Hamilton. This award is in recognition of the occupational therapy placement...
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A food service worker holding a plate in a hospital kitchen

Reducing our impact on the planet through partnership

Celebrating Earth Day on Apr. 22 serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it. St. Joseph’s Environmental Services and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recently partnered with Kevron Recycling to enhance our organics recycling program at Parkwood...
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Dr Gillian Kernaghan wears a London knights jersey and holds up a sign thanking the hockey team

London Knights score big for St. Joseph’s COVID-19 response

Nobody could have anticipated the crushing impact COVID-19 would have on nearly all aspects of our lives. The pandemic has ushered in rapid change borne out of necessity to contain the virus – everything from stringent infection control measures and social gathering restrictions, to limits on toilet...
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young woman in car looking out the window

New transportation resource for youth in crisis

Transitional aged youth in Middlesex County now have access to a free transportation resource to access mental health services. Called the County Transport initiative, it will help youth ages 16 to 25 in Lucan, Parkhill, Exeter and Strathroy-Caradoc get the mental health care they need, when they...
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portraits of three women: Dr. Sandra Fisman, Trish Travis and Alexis

Endings, beginnings and the confidence to grow

Alexis remembers sitting on her bed thinking “why am I even here? I don’t want to be.” At only 12 years old, while most young girls are envisioning and wading into the freedoms that lie ahead, Alexis couldn’t see a future for herself. Nor could she understand this overwhelming feeling of...
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portraits of Janet Donais and Cheryl Kaufman, winners of the 2021 Sisters of St. Joseph Awards

Flourishing in the face of adversity

In a year like no other, at a time when so much is being asked, the 2021 Sisters of St. Joseph Awards for Excellence presented by St. Joseph’s Health Care London take on extra special meaning. Throughout the extraordinary challenges of the past 12 months, the legacy of the founding Sisters of St...
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Dr. Tamara Spaic, Dr. Sandra Northcott, Dr. Kristin Clemens, Dr. Gillian Kernaghan

The changing face of medicine

The face of medicine is changing. Within London’s hospitals, 953 physicians are women - bright minds who make up an impressive 41 per cent of the total physician workforce at St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) and London Health Sciences Centre. Nationally, the percentage of physicians...
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