Message from the Chair & CEO

Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for the delivery of healthcare and social services.

Today, we are one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations are known for genuine compassion and caring, locally and around the world.

SJHS member organizations supported by our Foundation partners include:

St. Joseph’s Home Care Hamilton

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph

St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford

St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas

St. Mary’s General Hospital Kitchener

International Outreach Program - Haiti, Uganda

In April 2009, SJHS announced its plans to move forward with the implementation of an ambitious and visionary renewal process that will ensure the continued realization of the System’s Mission, Vision and Values both in Ontario and in developing countries.

Following significant discussion and consultation with our member organizations and Community Partners, the SJHS Board endorsed the following strategic directions:

To develop an integrated vision that includes high-quality care across the continuum (home care, long term care, acute care, community based care),

To develop a governance and management structure to achieve this vision,

To maximize opportunities related to the retention/recruitment of staff, management, physicians and volunteer Board members,

To provide an opportunity to take a leadership role with our Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) in fulfilling their mandate of providing a continuum of care through strong partnerships,

To further integrate Mission and Service Excellence to provide a true holistic approach to care.

Thank you to our staff, physicians, volunteers and donors who support our Mission, Vision and Values in delivering quality care in our communities.


Sister Anne Anderson, Chair  

Dr. Tom Stewart, President & CEO