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Why teaching is key to the care we provide our community

Residents are active participants of the Canadian healthcare system. As a community teaching Health Centre, we have more than 200 residents studying with our teams every year, learning directly from our teams about how to provide high quality patient care and supporting our West Toronto community. Residents can spend anywhere from a few months to […]


Q&A: What’s it like to go on a medical mission?

Dr. Giancarlo McEvenue, a plastic surgery resident at St. Joe’s, completed a medical mission in Lebanon. Here’s what he said made his experience so rewarding: Q: What made you decide to go on a medical mission? A: This is something I always wanted to do even before I decided to become a physician. As a university student, […]


Dr. Joe Daly to receive award from the Queen

For the past 30 years St. Joe’s Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Joe Daly has returned to the Caribbean island of Montserrat to bring specialized health services to the 5,000 people who live there. This humanitarian mission has caught the attention of Queen Elizabeth II; Dr. Daly will become a Member of the Order of the British Empire, […]


Testing the power of probiotics

In recent years, probiotics have become the face of ‘good bacteria’, known for their ability to help with digestion, they are found in everything from yogurt to baby food. Dr. Jennie Johnstone, our Infection Control Officer, tests the capacity for probiotics to prevent illness in a new research project funded by the Canadian Institute of […]


The person you want to see before surgery

Nina Geraci was nervous as she walked into our Pre-Admission Clinic at St. Joe’s; she was preparing to have surgery and was anxious about the thought of having an anesthetic. Her fears quickly disappeared as soon as Irina Vinogradova, a Registered Nurse on the unit, stepped into the room. “She said her name with this […]

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Meet Catherine, our resident librarian

Catherine Gareau had been a research librarian for over 25 years when she suffered a stroke that left her unable to work as she focused on re-learning basic skills. “They say people who have strokes lose what they love the most and I definitely talked a lot, so I lost my words for some time,” […]


Spirit of compassion motivates this couple to give back

For Keyzom the decision to volunteer is a deeply spiritual one. As a Tibetan Buddhist, she believes that practicing compassion, one of the core tenets of her religion, is best fulfilled by serving others. It is a belief that is also reflected here at St. Joe’s – compassion is one of our core organizational values that […]

Donna Fleming - a champion for organ donation

Gift of Life – how organ donation changes lives

It’s been 43 years, but Donna Fleming still remembers the day she got a call from her nephrologist telling her to stay in town. A teenager at the time, she walked over to her local church, knelt down and prayed that everything would work out. Donna was born with just one kidney and it was […]

Legend Award Winners 2016

Legend Awards: Celebrating our people who live our mission and values

A registered nurse who spearheaded a “basket of love” collection for a sick colleague; a pharmacist who drove to the other side of the city to pick up medication for a patient; a social worker who created a community garden space for mental health and addictions patients: these are just a handful of examples of […]


Cardiology at St. Joe’s: All about your heart

We love your heart. In fact, we love it so much that we have an entire department devoted to the treatment and care of hearts: our Cardiology department provides clinical and diagnostic interventions to both inpatients and outpatients of all ages. So what exactly happens in cardiology? You may have seen a photo of a […]

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