Opening Message

Phillip and Gillian

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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Annual Report to the Community. Please read the stories of our staff, physicians, researchers, patients and residents in this report and be inspired by the journeys of care, recovery and discovery taking place across St. Joseph’s Health Care London. These stories speak to our commitment to earning the complete confidence of those we serve. We are truly honoured to care for our patients and residents through expert teams, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative research. 

The year saw us settle into our new Mental Health Care Building and the new Zone A at St. Joseph’s Hospital, marking the official end to 17 long years of health care restructuring and transformation for St. Joseph’s. When we reopened our sacred St. Joseph’s Hospital Chapel in June after three years of construction, it was a symbolic homecoming of all that we are and all that we will continue to be. 

As an organization, we are now forging ahead, unencumbered by restructuring, to achieve our strategic priorities and build upon our legacy, strengths and enduring mission. There will be new challenges ahead – the path in health care is never clear – but we look forward to an exciting future for our organization with the same spirit and devotion that has always propelled St. Joseph’s. 

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. 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.  

Phil Griffin
Chair, Board of Directors
Dr. Gillian Kernaghan 
President & CEO