Statement from Brian Guest, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at St. Joseph’s Health System

St. Joseph’s Health System CEO Dr. Tom Stewart was on approved vacation from Dec. 18 – Jan 05. During that time, he travelled to the Dominican Republic.

We recognize and value the efforts of all our staff who have been working tirelessly and with great dedication. We encourage and support our staff taking vacation time while following public health advice.

“I regret this non-essential travel and I’m sorry,” said Dr. Stewart. “I recognize everyone should be avoiding non-essential travel now, including me.”

“As a health system leader, my actions in no way reflect the tireless dedication and commitment of the staff at St. Joseph’s Health System, who continue to live the legacy of our organization every day.”

Dr. Stewart will be self-isolating at home for two weeks.

Brian Guest
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary
St. Joseph’s Health System