Message from the Chair

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is celebrating our 160th anniversary this year. In the tradition of our Founders, this milestone anniversary inspires a renewed call to service. Since our very foundation, St. Joseph’s has continued to look after Guelph and surrounding communities with care and compassion.

This is also true over these last 18 months as we have navigated the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have focused our efforts on fighting COVID-19 at our Health Centre and the pandemic continues to have a tremendous impact on our day-to-day operations.

We are taking the time to reflect, replenish and reimagine in order to prepare ourselves to move beyond the pandemic.

To start, we are taking time to reflect on the experiences of everyone connected to St. Joseph’s. The pandemic has challenged us in unprecedented ways. As a result of this, we have learned valuable lessons. We have an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we have been impacted by COVID-19.

It is also important that we replenish our stores. The pandemic has tested our resilience and taken a lot out of us. We need to take the time to recharge ourselves to move forward beyond the pandemic with renewed energy.

Finally, we have the opportunity to reimagine care for our community. St. Joseph’s will continue to move forward with innovative ways of providing care, working with our community partners and to incorporate the lived experiences of clients and families to inform our future decisions.

In our role, the Trustees of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph are very dedicated to ongoing discussions about the issues facing the Health Centre and set a strategic vision to steer the organization towards its future. We are here to uphold the mission and vision of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph and support the organization to provide compassionate, person-centred care through discovery, innovation and collaborative partnerships.

Michelle Fach, Chair
Board of Trustees

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