February 21, 2019

It’s been five years since the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare opened on our West 5th Campus.

That means it has been five years of reinventing the way we deliver healthcare to patients living with mental illness and addiction. Five years of world-renowned research. And five years of integrating mental healthcare alongside medical care and diagnostic services for all members of our community.

Donors were instrumental in making the redevelopment of the West 5th Campus possible five years ago.  Donations supported everything from ensuring that the physical bricks and mortar were in place, to supporting new approaches to mental health and addiction programming. And now, thanks to the continued support of our generous donors, St. Joe’s is the regional leader in specialized mental health services for South Central Ontario and the second largest mental health and addiction program in Ontario.

In the past five years, since the opening of the new integrated centre, more than 2,300 donors have allocated their donations directly to support the various programs and services for mental health and addiction care at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

The impact of these dollars can be felt all over St. Joe’s West 5th Campus – including the internationally renowned research coming out of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, peer-to-peer support in the Family Resource Centre, managing the care of the over 1,000 patient referrals each year at our Women’s Health Concerns Clinic, and providing consultations and treatment to more than 1,000 patients in our mood disorders program.

Last year alone, 30,000 individuals were able to receive the care they needed at the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Tara Richardson is one of those patients.  Her story of hope and of healing is a true testament to the excellent care being provided and empowered at St. Joe’s through your philanthropy.

On February 8, 2019, donors, staff, patients, and volunteers came together to celebrate the five year anniversary at our West 5th Campus.  It was there that Ms. Winnie Doyle, Interim President of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton shared: “While provincial government funding supports ongoing operation and staff, we often look to donor support for innovative programs. Patient care areas, research and education supported through donations, large and small, act as catalysts for new initiatives, inspire innovative research and empower St. Joe’s to provide exemplary healthcare for our community, whenever they need it.”

Thank you for your support during the last five years! To continue supporting mental health and addiction care at St. Joe’s visit stjoesfoundation.ca/donate.

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