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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Have you met our amazing volunteers?

You’ve seen them around the halls at St. Joe’s, with big smiles on their faces, answering questions and pointing people in the right direction. Our volunteers are compassionate people who spend their days making sure our patients, visitors and community members feel at home inside the Health Centre, helping ensure we are delivering an exceptional […]


What organ donation means to me

By Dr. Rob Cirone As an attending physician in the ICU at St. Joe’s, I have provided end of life care for many patients. Although all of them were tragic in their own way, often there was a sense of relief because it meant an end to the suffering that many of these patients had […]

Voluntary Integration proposal submitted to the TC LHIN

Update on voluntary integration planning between Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s hospital On behalf of each of the Boards of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, we are pleased to announce that we have formally submitted a proposal for voluntary integration to the Toronto Central Local Health […]

Food Recall – Vanilla Sundae Cups from Central Smith Creamery

Information updated April 6, 2017 St. Joseph’s Health Centre was notified recently about a nation-wide Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall of Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup from Central Smith Creamery, as this product may have been contaminated with bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes before they were shipped to business customers including hospitals. As soon […]


Why ethics is a key part of healthcare

Every day patients and healthcare providers are faced with tough questions: what’s the best treatment? What if a patient wants a treatment that probably won’t work? What if a family member disagrees with a patient’s wishes? When people are unable to come to a compromise, ethics often gets involved. Ethicists work as part of healthcare […]


What it’s like to receive an organ donation?

Donna was just nine years old when she found out she only had one kidney. Seven years later, that kidney was failing and Donna was put on dialysis – a process that involves using a machine to clean toxins and excess fluid from the bloodstream. Shortly after, Donna underwent a surgery that would change her […]

Notice of measles case

St. Joseph’s Health Centre has confirmed that a patient with measles visited our Emergency Department on March 27. We are working closely with Toronto Public Health to contact anyone who may have been exposed and requires follow up. If you visited St. Joseph’s Emergency Department on March 27, please contact your primary care provider to […]

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TIFF partnership inspires community, recovery

Filmmaker Haya Waseem screened her short film Shahzad as part of the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Earlier this month she showed it again to a smaller crowd on the seventh floor of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Many of them had never met a filmmaker before, or had the opportunity to ask questions about […]

resident health & wellness

Placing a focus on resident health and wellness

Residents are often at hospitals for long periods of time and, like other healthcare providers, can encounter a number of factors that contribute to stress, fatigue and illness. To support our student learners, our Department of Medical Education, Research and Scholarship is focusing on providing residents with the resources they need to be able to […]

child stress

Children and stress – what parents need to know

Children and adolescents experience stress and mental fatigue on a regular basis that can often be overlooked or dismissed as just part of growing up. We spoke with Dr. Michelle Marshall, psychiatrist and subspecialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, and Dr. Hannah Klein, resident in child and adolescent psychiatry, to learn about how stress can […]

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