Our Shared Purpose

Have you heard the news? St. Michael's Hospital is part of a new health network! Learn more about the integration in this message from St. Michael's Hospital and what this means for you as a donor.

A Message from St. Michael's Hospital

It’s official – welcome to our new health network!

August 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has approved the three hospitals’ integration proposal, which officially unites Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital under one corporate entity as of August 1, 2017.

This represents the culmination of a process that began last year, when the leaders of the three organizations submitted a proposal to integrate, to enable us to provide better and more accessible local health care for all under the umbrella of a single health network.

This is an important and exciting milestone for each of our organizations and the people we care for as we work towards our vision of advancing the health of our patients and our urban communities. — Tom Woods, chair of the inaugural Board of Directors of the new health network

The integration means that our combined 10,000 staff members are now officially employees of the new health network. United, the three organizations are better positioned to serve our patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education.

Each of our hospitals has a long and proud history of providing excellent and compassionate care to all, particularly those who experience marginalization or disadvantage. Our new health network presents an opportunity for us to reinvest in patient care as well as help patients and their families obtain better access to higher quality, integrated care. — Dr. Robert Howard, interim president and CEO

The three organizations will continue the process of streamlining our back-office operations across the three sites and sharing our expertise and resources, in order to carry on our work as a single organization in the most effective way.

For more information, visit www.oursharedpurpose.com.

Message to Donors from St. Michael's Foundation

We greatly appreciate your continued commitment to advancing St. Michael’s Foundation’s mission as we move through this exciting period of transition and transformation. We also want to assure you that all three foundations will continue to operate independently and all gifts directed to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation will continue to go directly to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. As always, we are committed to directing your donations to the areas you wish to support. Thank you for your support and generosity.

L. Alayne Metrick
St. Michael's Foundation