“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.
Rob and Cathy Taylor have lived their entire life in the St Marys area. They have three married adult children all of whom live in St Marys, along with eight grandchildren. Rob worked his entire career with McLean Taylor Construction Ltd. while Cathy was a full-time Homemaker. For over twenty five years, they were very active in local Kinsmen and Kinettes. Both have also been involved with the St Marys United Church for over 45 years. Presently Cathy volunteers at the St Marys Memorial Hospital, Little Falls Public School and the St Marys Public Library. Rob was the Fundraising Chairman when the original Community Area Complex was built 38 years ago, and then filled the same role 10 years ago when the new Pyramid Recreation Complex was constructed.
Local and area healthcare are very important to both of them. Rob and Cathy are committed to supporting the future development of our medical infrastructure, similar to what has taken place over the past 60 years.
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.
In her role as Regional Coordinator for the Huron Perth Hospitals Partnership, Marie administered, interpreted and negotiated collective agreements for the Partnership’s 22 Bargaining Units and acted as an HR consultant to over 50 Managers. Today, Marie’s title is the Vice President of People and Workplace Health, leading the Human Resources, Training and Development, Occupational Health, Safety, Infection Control, Housekeeping, Communications, Physician Relations and Volunteer Services Departments. Marie acts at the Vice-President Contact for the St. Marys Site. Marie participates as an active member of the Senior Management Team for the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, assumes a hands-on role in collective bargaining and contract interpretation for the Alliance, and is responsible for the Alliance’s Human Resources strategic plan. Marie initiated and led one of the first CUPE Pay Equity/Internal exercises within the Healthcare industry at SGH and expanded this program to envelope all Alliance Hospitals in 2003. Leading the Joint Job Evaluation Team to evaluate close to 70 positions across four bargaining units and maintaining the integrity of the system has been a daunting but worthwhile task that continues to this date. With memberships in the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO), the London Chapter of the HRPAO and the Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE) and participation on various OHA committees such as various Task Forces for Central Bargaining, the 2006 OPSEU negotiating team (participating member) and the 2009 OPSEU Negotiating Team (Chair), Marie has thoroughly enjoyed not only the diversity offered by the Human Resources field but the challenges associated with the Healthcare Industry.
Committed to life-long learning Marie has advanced her education in the areas of Disability Management, Alternative Disputes Resolution, Process Optimization and Employee Engagement. Marie is currently leading transformation initiatives in the Alliance for many of the above areas of focus.
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).
Laurie is a lifelong resident of St.Marys. She is a former recipient of the St.Marys Hospital Auxillary scholarship.
Laurie and her husband Kyle have three children Finlay, Mary & Suzie.
“I am passionate about my family, my friends, and my community. Ensuring they are healthy and continue to have access to great healthcare is a major priority for me. Laurie believes that good healthcare is the number one factor in a strong community.