St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph has a proud history of serving the Guelph community and surrounding area.

We were founded on November 22, 1861 when three Sisters of St. Joseph came to Guelph from Hamilton to open a 16-bed hospital. This makes St. Joseph’s is the first and longest-serving healthcare institution in Guelph.

Serving people who were sick, old and infirm, St. Joseph’s started in an old farmhouse known as the “Gate House”. This tradition of serving those in our community continues to this day.

And, we could not continue to provide the excellent care St. Joseph’s is known for in our community without staff, physicians and volunteers who serve with compassion, care and courage every day. Each year on Founder’s Day, we recognize individuals who continue the Sisters’ legacy of caring by celebrating the Award for Excellence.

We had 17 individuals nominated for the Award for Excellence this year. The nominees work in programs across the organization and were recognized at a celebration this afternoon for embodying St. Joseph’s values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

Nominees for the 2019 Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Amanda Reddom, Dietary Aide in the Food Services program, who received the 2019 Award for Excellence. During the ceremony, Amanda thanked all the nominees, saying she was in good company, and said her colleagues and the residents and patients are all amazing.

Amanda with Sister Madeleine Graf and David Wormald

Amanda’s name has already been added to the Award of Excellence plaque that is in the Ireland Lobby, beside the chapel entrance.