Our Stories

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

St. Joseph's patients and Will Heeman showcasing the newly donated Columbia jackets

Keeping warm this winter

When Columbia Sportswear and Heeman’s learned of the increased need for winter coats at St. Joseph’s Mental Health Care Program, they didn’t hesitate. 181 warm winter coats were donated to help patients this winter who come to the program with only the clothes on their backs. “This is overwhelming,” says Mary Ann Linley, Director of Inpatient Programs at the Finch Family Mental Health Care Building. “We put that number forward because it represents the true needs of our patients. It was a huge ask and we did not expect them to meet it.” Last year, Columbia donated 23 coats to patients in the...
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a group photo of the SPE team

Moments of grace

It’s not the usual interaction health care students have with patients and residents. These encounters are often deep, meaningful, intangible moments of grace. When students of the Supervised Psychospiritual Education (SPE) program sit alongside residents at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, every...
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Noelle Tangredi

Deeply rooted

St. Joseph's continues to celebrate our 700 staff, physicians and volunteers making career milestones as part of our organizations Service Recognition Program. Noelle Tangredi, graphic designer, e-learning developer – and keeper of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s artifacts - is among this year’s recipients...
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A retired veteran dropping the puck onto the ice.

A memorable night

Fourteen resident Veterans were the special guests of honour at the London Knights hockey game on November 11. They enjoyed the game in style, thanks to Ryan Finch, President of Finch Auto Group. In the ceremony before the game, 98-year-old Jack Byrne and 100-year-old Corporal George Herbert...
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Pink Banner with the words Season of Celebration written across

Making the season brighter

Care at St. Joseph’s is about considering each person as a whole – body, mind and spirit. And this Season of Celebration, we’re on a mission to ensure everyone in our community receives this compassionate care now and well into the future. This year’s campaign kicks off with an exciting announcement...
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Left to Right: Dr. Don Richardson, Jenny Liu and Anthony Nazarov researched the effectiveness of Internet-Based Cognitive Therapy for adult Veterans and military population

Empowering Veterans through virtual care

Canada’s Veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces have unique and very specific mental health care needs – including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new research has examined how an internet-based delivery method for treatment can help. Currently, it is estimated that 13 to 18 per...
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Former veteran Helen Anderson

Feeling Connected

Helen, a proud WW II Veteran, finds purpose and community at Parkwood Institute. Enlisting at 17, she served overseas as a dispatcher and nurse. Now 98, she thrives in the Veterans Care Program, embraced by a caring staff who support her passions.
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Resident Nancy sitting on a chair

Putting people first

Nancy has cherished personalized care at St. Joseph’s for more than 50 years. Her positive outlook and heartfelt connection she has with the staff have been vital in overcoming health challenges, from battling infections as a teen to recovering from a severe fall.
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patient Kersten smiling towards camera

Discovering her life purpose

Kersten's journey from addiction and despair to a life of purpose and advocacy is a testament to the transformative power of St. Joseph’s mental health care program. Through the unwavering support of dedicated staff, she found hope, healing, and a newfound sense of belonging.
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The Moylan Family and Friends

Runs in the family

Between the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, majestic mountains, lava fields and landscapes, a group of runners in this year’s Reykjavik Marathon in Iceland had St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) on their minds. Ten members of the Moylan family and a few friends recently ran the...
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