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Behind the scenes of patient care: Meet our lab teams

In 2016, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital made the move to join labs, creating an integrated system that improves turnaround times for tests and allows clinical knowledge to be shared across both sites, improving quality of care for patients at both organizations. Meet the people who work across both sites, supporting patient […]


Volunteering provides real-life experience for this biomedical engineering grad

Himali Dave wears our purple volunteer vest, which immediately makes her recognizable throughout the hospital as someone who can show patients and visitors the way to their appointment, or help someone find their car. But today she’s in our Clinical Engineering department, helping the team test machines that have been sent down for repairs. As […]


Meet our Legends

At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, our entire community of staff, physicians, volunteers and students is committed to living our mission and values every day and fulfilling a promise first made by the Sisters of St. Joseph almost 100 years ago to care for our community. Every year, we hold a special event called the Legend […]


How speech language pathologists support communication

Eating and communicating are daily parts of our lives that we often don’t stop to think about, but when someone has difficulty doing one or the other it can greatly affect their quality of life. Luckily, speech language pathologists are here to help them; these members of our teams work one-on-one with patients and their […]


Celebrating our doctors

Every day more than 440 physicians support our teams at St. Joe’s. In clinics, inpatient units, the emergency department, operating and procedure rooms, they make sure our patients are receiving the care they need. They also support the future of healthcare in our community, sharing their knowledge as teachers and professionals with the next generation […]


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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