Opening Message

Gillian Kernaghan and Margaret McLaughlinWelcome to St. Joseph’s Annual Report to the Community. Please read the stories of our patients and residents in this report and be inspired by their incredible journeys of care and recovery at St. Joseph’s. Their stories speak to our commitment to earning the complete confidence of those we serve. We are truly honoured to care for these patients and residents through expert teams, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative research. 

It’s been a momentous year for St. Joseph’s, one of endings and beginnings as we embark on a new era of care for our organization. The opening of our new Mental Health Care Building and final new wing including a new accessible entrance at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the creation of Parkwood Institute, new heights reached in many of our care programs that are transforming the patient journey, the launch of HUGO which is revolutionizing patient safety, and discovery and innovation that continues to challenge and change the way we provide care – these are just some of the highlights of 2014-2015.

With the long-awaited end to 17 years of hospital restructuring and renewal in London, our organization has reached a historic juncture. The years of change have transformed St. Joseph’s from a traditional hospital to multiple sites with distinct and widely diverse roles. As a result, we are now one Canada’s most unique and innovative health care organizations.

We mark this year once again in a spirit of partnership and community, with patients, residents and families, our health care partners, volunteers and donors. Thank you for your interest and for helping us make a lasting difference.At this important crossroads, the timing for our new strategic plan is ideal. Our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan is our roadmap for the next three years detailing where we will focus our efforts and what we hope to achieve. With the strength of our past, the expertise of our staff and physicians, and the support of our community, we will continue to strengthen our performance in all aspects of care, teaching and research. We will continue to rise to the call to serve all those who come to us in need, guided by the principles of Catholic health care.  

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan 
President & CEO
Margaret McLaughlin
Chair, Board of Directors