July 24, 2019


St. Mary’s Awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing

Alt=''(July 24, 2019 – Kitchener, ON) St. Mary’s General Hospital has achieved the result of Accredited with Exemplary Standing from the on-site Accreditation survey in June. This is the highest rating for a Canadian hospital.

This significant achievement is the result of our collective commitment to providing our patients with safe, high-quality care. The final decision indicates that St. Mary’s performs above national standards. Accreditation Canada surveyors evaluated 2010 criteria – 133 more than our survey in 201  – and described our score of 99.5% as exceptional. In fact, 100% of Required Organizational Practices (ROPs) were met.

St. Mary’s continues to be a national and provincial leader in quality and patient satisfaction. Participating in accreditation is a welcomed opportunity to evaluate our care, identify areas for improvement and celebrate our achievements. The final report will be available online and will be shared once it becomes available.

St. Mary’s was recognized for cardiac and respiratory excellence, strong relationships with community partners and for the investments made in our people, including the enhancements to health and wellness programs and the LEAN culture of problem solvers.

About St. Mary’s General Hospital

St. Mary’s General Hospital, in Kitchener, is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and one of Canada’s top Regional Cardiac Care Centres. Nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide innovative, compassionate care to approximately one million residents of Waterloo Wellington and beyond. Key areas of clinical focus include cardiac care, respiratory care and thoracic surgery, outpatient day surgery, general medicine and emergency care.

About Accreditation Canada

Accreditation Canada has been helping organizations improve their quality and safety for over 55 years. St. Mary’s will continue to work with Accreditation Canada on its quality journey.


Ariana Ongaro, Communication Specialist
T: 519-749-6578 ext. 6412