“Top performing hospital in Ontario for overall care in the Emergency Department”
“90th percentile ranking (top 10%) in acute inpatient care”Source: National Research Corporation Canada
Our Mission: A healthy, active community
Established in 1992, the Foundation is a varied group of people committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. Together, we raise and provide funds for a variety of equipment, infrastructure and upgrades that support St. Marys Memorial Hospital and the Wellness Centre.
The health and wellbeing of our community is the Foundation’s first priority.
- Our biggest to date was construction of our Wellness Centre completed in 2003 – described as a “model of Primary Health Care” – combining state-of-the-art medical facilities and a YMCA Fitness centre. It is a draw to recruit and retain healthcare professionals for our town.
- The Foundation also pledged support for the Pyramid Recreation Centre to encourage healthy activity for people of all ages.
- The Foundation has raised $1.9 million of a $5 million goal for technology, infrastructure and equipment to update our hospital and revitalize our Wellness Centre in order to meet the growing needs of our patient area and growing range of services.
John and Mary celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in 2014 and have 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren. John really enjoys the Foundation work and sees it as his way of contributing to the health and wellbeing of St.Marys and the surrounding communities.
Jo-Anne and her husband Alan live in St. Mary and have 3 adult children, 2 married sons living in St. Marys and a daughter living in Strathroy. Jo-Anne believes the Hospital is vital to our community and wants to be part of making a difference to the quality of life in St. Marys.
Throughout his 25+ year career in healthcare leadership, Andrew has had the opportunity to work in and with numerous healthcare organizations locally, and across Canada. His experience spans small, community, teaching and research hospitals, the community sector, regional systems, and private clinics. He is a passionate advocate for patient and family centred care, and believes our healthcare system should be less about its structures and providers and more about ensuring the individual needs of the patients are met in the safest and most appropriate manner.
Andrew holds and Honours Degree in Biology and Masters in Health Services Administration, both from Dalhousie University. He is an active Member of the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
He is married to Danielle, has two sons, Greg (19) and Peter (15), and lives in Perth South (Avonbank).