2012-2013 Annual Report

The Year in Review

A glance at some of the successes and milestones from this fiscal year.
 
Spring 2012

Breast Care Centre Officially Opens

The exciting final step in the consolidation of breast imaging, diagnostic and surgery services at St. Joseph's Hospital took place in spring 2012. 

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Spring 2012

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.

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March 2012

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.

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March 2012

The Latest and Best in Robotic Surgery

An updated daVinci Surgical System with the most sophisticated features available to enhance care and teaching was installed at St. Joseph's Hospital in March 2012. 

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May 2012

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.

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May 2012

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.

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June 2012

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.

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September 2012

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.

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September 2012

A New Era Unfolds in Outpatient Care

In September 2012, the move began of several clinics into brand new, centralized space for outpatient care, marking a major turning point for St. Joseph's Hospital. 

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October 2012

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.

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January 2013

Celebrating 50 Years of Giving

Marking half a century in January 2013, the Parkwood Hospital Auxiliary has raised nearly $1 million for patient and resident care since its humble beginnings in 1963. 

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February 2013

World Day of the Sick

This touching celebration in February 2013 at Mount Hope with Bishop Ronald Fabbro was deeply meaningful for residents and staff alike and embodied the roots of our healing mission.

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2012-2013

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.

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