On May 3, we celebrated 100 years of compassionate, quality care instilled in us by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, who founded St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1921 to provide health care in Toronto’s west end. St. Joseph’s Mission Day recognizes the many ways that Unity Health staff, physicians, learners, volunteers and Patient and […]
Updated April 20 at 2:45pm We are currently experiencing an interruption to power in our hospital’s Morrow Wing and we are working with Toronto Hydro to address the issue. Patients in this part of the hospital continue to receive the care they need. The hospital remains open to anyone who needs care or who are […]
“You can’t be it if you can’t see it.” That phrase resonates deeply for Dr. Joan Cheng, the new Emergency Department Chief at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. She has seen it repeated often in interviews by one of her heroes, Kim Ng, the first woman and first East-Asian American hired as a general manager in […]
Feb. 16, 2021 – As COVID-19 vaccination ramps up, many Canadians have questions about the vaccines, their impact and safety. This is also true for long-term care residents and their caregivers, who have been disproportionally impacted by the virus and are among the first priority groups to receive the vaccines.
A hospital wing and entrance at St. Joseph’s Health Centre are being renamed to honour Myron and Berna Garron for their transformative $10 million donation to the hospital. Effective Nov. 23, the Our Lady of Mercy Wing and entrance become the Garron Family Our Lady of Mercy Wing and entrance. Among the largest donations in […]
The Glendale Wing and Tranquility Entrance at St. Joseph’s are now called the Gilgan Family Wing and Gilgan Family Wing entrance in recognition of the transformative $10-million donation from Peter Gilgan to St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The historic donation, first announced in 2017, is creating a brand new outpatient care clinic at St. Joseph’s. When […]
The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) has issued a statement on the Death of Joyce Echaquan.
Before the pandemic, Eunice Kim, an occupational therapist, led a group therapy session on the 7M unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre called “The Afternoon Tea Group.” It was a space for patients living with mental illness to have tea, chat and get used to group settings. She also led group activities such as colouring […]
Although often hidden from view, laboratory staff play a crucial role in determining whether someone has COVID-19. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, staff in Lab Services at St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) are working. They handle and test suspected COVID-positive patient samples, or patients under investigation (PUI). They discover who has COVID-19. […]
Sonographers are often referred to as medical detectives. Through ultrasound exams, they get to see what’s going on inside their patients, and then use this information to help health specialists diagnose ailments or to give expectant parents a glimpse of their baby in utero. When Laura Prince, Medical Education Specialist in Ultrasound, started her career […]