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Date Title
Sep 15, 2017 Global Health Expert Janice Kopinak appointed to Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board
Sep 14, 2017 RIA announces new Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging
Sep 08, 2017 Dr. Michael Stephenson, Kitchener champion of refugee health, receives CPSO Award
Sep 06, 2017 Michael Delisle appointed new Board Chair of Waterloo Wellington LHIN
Aug 29, 2017 Ontario Providing Support to Those Affected by Opioid Crisis
Aug 24, 2017 HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre Announces New Location in Partnership with The Inn of Waterloo and Conference Centre
Aug 14, 2017 Ontario Updating and Repairing Community Health Facilities in Guelph and Wellington County
Aug 10, 2017 New Wait Times Data Now Available for Surgeries and Procedures Across Ontario
Aug 09, 2017 Ontario Updating and Repairing Community Health Facilities in Waterloo Region
Aug 09, 2017 New, State-of-the-Art Hospital Coming to Wellington County
Aug 03, 2017 WWLHIN Board Highlights - July 2017
Jul 11, 2017 Repairs and Upgrades Coming to 4 Hospitals in Guelph & Wellington County this Year
Jun 29, 2017 More Rides for Seniors Thanks to $50,000 KWCF Grant
Jun 27, 2017 Waterloo Wellington LHIN Welcomes Three New Community Leaders Appointed to Board of Directors
Jun 15, 2017 Local Health Integration Network launches Patient and Family Advisory Committee as part of new Patient Experience Program
May 31, 2017 St. Mary's Awarded the Attorney General's Victim Services Award
May 05, 2017 Guelph & Wellington County Hospitals to Get Over $4.2M Boost from 2017 Provincial Budget
May 05, 2017 Cambridge Memorial Hospital to Receive Nearly $1.8 million Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget
May 05, 2017 Kitchener-Waterloo Hospitals Receive Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget
May 04, 2017 Ontario Boosts Mental Health Supports for People Across the Province
May 03, 2017 Ontario Providing Free Prescription Medications for Students
May 01, 2017 Preferred Proponent Selected for Groves Memorial Community Hospital Project
Apr 24, 2017 Celebrating 700 Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Apr 21, 2017 Ontario Clinicians Deliver Quality Care by Reducing Unnecessary Care: New Report
Apr 21, 2017 Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Joins Healthcare Hub
Apr 18, 2017 Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Champion of Diversity Award
Apr 13, 2017 Alaunus Unveils Bloom
Apr 13, 2017 Hospice of Waterloo Region Expanding Service
Apr 13, 2017 New Health Technologies Coming to Local Community
Apr 12, 2017 New Physicians Bolster St. Mary’s Cardiac Centre’s Deep Bench of Talent
Apr 04, 2017 Support for Caregivers Making a Difference for Families in Waterloo Region
Apr 03, 2017 Ontario Improving Patient Care Through Innovative Health Technologies
Apr 03, 2017 WWLHIN Board Highlights - March 2017
Mar 24, 2017 Ontario Improving Access to Care for Waterloo Wellington Patients
Mar 14, 2017 Waterloo Wellington LHIN Welcomes Karen Scian
Mar 02, 2017 Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program Encourages Men and Women to Get Checked Regularly for Colorectal Cancer
Mar 02, 2017 $2.5 Million Fundraising Campaign Brings Latest in CT Imaging to Support Waterloo Region Patients
Feb 28, 2017 St. Mary’s Launches Innovative Approach to Help Lung Cancer Patients Achieve Earlier Recovery
Feb 13, 2017 WWLHIN Board Highlights - January 2017
Feb 09, 2017 Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People
Jan 24, 2017 Nearly Two Thirds of Potential Organ Donors Gave the Gift of Life
Jan 18, 2017 New Supports to Help People in Ontario Quit Smoking
Dec 21, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - December 2016
Dec 15, 2016 Tips for Avoiding Non-essential Trips to the Emergency Department Over the Holidays
Dec 15, 2016 OPP and CMHA Mark One Year of I.M.P.A.C.T in Wellington County
Dec 14, 2016 CMHA WW Receives Funding from the WWLHIN to Connect Patient Records Electronically
Dec 13, 2016 Partnership Provides Naloxone Rescue Kits to Emergency Patients at Risk of an Opioid Overdose
Dec 07, 2016 New Report Shows Cancer Screening Participation in Waterloo Wellington Region Could be Improved
Dec 07, 2016 Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families
Dec 02, 2016 Katharine’s Story: Falls Prevention is Key to Staying Independent
Nov 30, 2016 Grand River Hospital Ranks Among Canada’s Top Ten Hospitals for Patient Safety
Nov 30, 2016 Waterloo Wellington Achieves a Number of Top Results in Ontario for Safe and Efficient Care
Nov 29, 2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in Waterloo Region
Nov 25, 2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in Wellington County
Nov 25, 2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in Guelph
Nov 18, 2016 New Digital Mammography Service at Groves Hospital
Nov 09, 2016 St. Mary’s General Hospital Receives Award for Organ and Tissue Donation
Nov 04, 2016 Ontario Improving Cancer Care for Waterloo Region Patients
Oct 27, 2016 Ontario Establishing Patient and Family Advisory Council
Oct 25, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - October 2016
Oct 07, 2016 Innovative Partnership Bringing Better Care to Long-term Care Residents in Wellington
Oct 03, 2016 Guelph & Wellington County to Receive Safety Planning Grants
Oct 03, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - September 2016
Oct 03, 2016 Emergency Medical Preparedness Program to be Launched in Stonecroft
Oct 01, 2016 Celebrating National Seniors’ Day with Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More
Sep 13, 2016 New Electronic Referral System Aims to Improve Access For Patients and Care Providers
Sep 09, 2016 Province Redeveloping Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre
Sep 02, 2016 Ontario Launches Working Group to Benefit People Living with Rare Diseases
Aug 15, 2016 North Wellington Health Care to Receive $1M and Groves Hospital to Receive $337,000 from Province for Repairs and Upgrades
Aug 11, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - August 2016
Jul 22, 2016 Ontario Investing An Additional $4.7 Million This Year in Home and Community Care in Waterloo Region
Jul 21, 2016 Province Investing Over $6.5 Million for Health Care in Guelph and Wellington
Jul 20, 2016 Kitchener Hospitals Expand Visiting Hours to Welcome Greater Family Presence in Patient Care
Jul 14, 2016 Redeveloping Cambridge Country Manor Nursing Home
Jul 12, 2016 Express Check-in Kiosks at St. Mary’s Streamline Registration for Outpatient Appointments
Jun 30, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights: June 2016
Jun 29, 2016 Waterloo Wellington LHIN Recognized as a Provincial Leader in Stroke Care by Ontario Stroke Network
Jun 27, 2016 2016 Budget Includes Increase to Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Jun 22, 2016 Ontario Takes Next Steps Toward New Hospital In Centre Wellington Region
Jun 17, 2016 Ontario Investing up to $7 Million for Specialized Cardiac Care in Kitchener Region
Jun 15, 2016 Waterloo Wellington LHIN Welcomes Jan Varner
Jun 06, 2016 Statement by Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Attorney General on Medical Assistance in Dying
Jun 02, 2016 Ontario Introduces Legislation to Further Improve Patient Access and Experience
Jun 02, 2016 Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington Wins the Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction for 2016
May 26, 2016 Waterloo Wellington Residents Receive Safe and Effective Care According to National Data Released from the Canadian Institute for Health Information
May 19, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - May 2016
Apr 21, 2016 Grand River Hospital Recognized by Ontario’s Agency for Organ and Tissue Donation
Apr 15, 2016 Better End-of-Life Care for Local Residents Starts with Crucial Conversations
Apr 06, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - March 2016
Apr 01, 2016 Ontario Investing More Than $50 Billion In Health Care
Mar 31, 2016 National Advance Care Planning Day April 16th, 2016
Mar 23, 2016 Ontario Reports Results on More Investments and Better Access to Health Care
Mar 11, 2016 Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment
Mar 09, 2016 WWLHIN Board Highlights - February 2016
Dec 18, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights - December 2015
Oct 28, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights - October 2015
Oct 27, 2015 Minh's Story: Communication and Culture in Health Care
Oct 02, 2015 Update - Wellington Hospitals Governance Integration
Sep 18, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights - September 2015
Sep 15, 2015 Open Letter from Joan Fisk: Rural Wellington Governance Integration
Sep 01, 2015 WWLHIN Marks September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by Celebrating Care Close to Home: Meet Ashton
Aug 20, 2015 Ontario Investing $2.5 Million in Waterloo Region Hospitals
Aug 19, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights - August 2015
Aug 07, 2015 WWLHIN Investing in the Health of Rural Wellington Residents
Jul 20, 2015 Ontario Investing $7 Million in Small Hospitals Across the Province
Jun 26, 2015 Board Highlights - June 26, 2015
Jun 18, 2015 WWLHIN Recognized by Ontario Stroke Network as Providing Top Stroke Care
Jun 12, 2015 St. Mary’s General Hospital Presents Prestigious Mission Legacy Awards
Jun 11, 2015 Big Changes for Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP)
Jun 08, 2015 Meet Toby Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Traverse Independence
Jun 04, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights - May 2015
Jun 03, 2015 What is the Connectivity Model and Where Did It Come From?
May 28, 2015 Guelph Independent Living Completes Construction on Two New Accessible Modified Units at Willow Place
May 13, 2015 Ontario Launches Home Care Plan to Improve Access and Expand Service
May 12, 2015 Meet Veronica Strauss: President of the CSC Board
May 06, 2015 Sandy's Story: CMHA, Community Based Eating Disorder Counseling
May 05, 2015 Meet Tana Nash: Executive Director of the Waterloo Regional Suicide Prevention Council
May 04, 2015 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Requests Vaccine Stories from Our Community
Apr 28, 2015 Construction Begins on the New Minto Rural Health Centre
Apr 27, 2015 Waterloo Wellington LHIN Welcomes Michael Delisle
Apr 24, 2015 Joseph’s Story: You Can’t Heal Until You Start Talking
Apr 17, 2015 CMH Cancels Surgeries Because Of Water Main Break
Apr 08, 2015 New Advance Care Planning Program Improves Coordinated End-of-life Care
Mar 30, 2015 Meet Joy Finney: A Passion for Building Healthy Communities
Mar 13, 2015 St. Mary’s General Hospital Celebrates Successful Geriatric Medically Complex Clinic Pilot
Mar 12, 2015 Ontario Endorses Expert Report on Home and Community Care
Mar 09, 2015 Investing in Community Mental Health and Addictions Services In Waterloo Wellington
Feb 25, 2015 New Advance Care Planning Program to Improve Coordinated End-of-life Care
Feb 25, 2015 WWLHIN Welcomes New Board Member Bryan Larkin
Feb 17, 2015 St. Mary’s General Hospital Resumes Surgery, Outpatient Procedures Following February 8 Flood
Feb 15, 2015 Statement by Minister Eric Hoskins on the Labour Situation Between Community Care Access Centres and the Ontario Nurses' Association
Feb 15, 2015 Statement by Minister Eric Hoskins on the Labour Situation Between Community Care Access Centres and the Ontario Nurses' Association
Feb 06, 2015 Ontario Redeveloping 300 Long-Term Care Homes
Feb 06, 2015 WWLHIN Board Highlights January 29, 2015
Feb 04, 2015 Reducing Wait Times for Home Care Services
Feb 02, 2015 Ontario Launches Updated Plan for Health Care
Jan 28, 2015 Ontario Seniors Community Grants Accepting Applications
Jan 28, 2015 Statement by Ontario Health Minister on #BellLetsTalk Day
Jan 27, 2015 Enteric Outbreak Declared in CMH’s Inpatient Mental Health Unit
Jan 22, 2015 From the Manufacturing-line to the Front-line: Unique Partnership Enhancing Community Care
Jan 12, 2015 Grand River Hospital Declares Influenza A Outbreaks Over at Freeport Site
Jan 07, 2015 Meet Jennifer Gillies: Executive Director, Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington
Dec 31, 2014 Grand River Hospital Declares Small Influenza Outbreak on Union Terrace Two at Freeport Site
Dec 18, 2014 Coping with Grief: It Never Hurts to Seek Help
Dec 15, 2014 Meet David Thornley: Executive Director, Guelph Community Health Centre
Dec 15, 2014 WWLHIN Board Highlights December 2014
Dec 08, 2014 Meet Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia: WWLHIN Enabling Technologies (eHealth) Physician Lead
Dec 04, 2014 Grand River Hospital Among Top Ten Canadian Hospitals in Key Quality of Care Indicator
Dec 01, 2014 Waterloo Wellington Doctor Honored for Improving Care for Patients with Dementia and Other Memory Disorders
Dec 01, 2014 New CCAC CEO Brings Broad Healthcare Experience
Nov 26, 2014 Ontario Expanding Care for Low Back Pain Patients
Nov 25, 2014 Meeting the Needs of Patients with Mobility Challenges
Nov 25, 2014 Ontario Expanding Strategy to Address Mental Health Issues
Nov 24, 2014 Meet Heather Kerr, Executive Director, Stonehenge Therapeutic Community: Hope-Courage-Strength
Nov 21, 2014 Innovative Adult-Day Programs Giving a Voice to Individuals with Early Onset Dementia
Nov 13, 2014 Meet Debbie Hollahan, Director at Waterloo Wellington Diabetes: A Passion for Diabetes Care
Nov 07, 2014 St. Mary’s Respirologist Recognized for Medical Excellence
Nov 07, 2014 World Diabetes Day
Nov 05, 2014 WWLHIN Board Highlights October 2014
Oct 31, 2014 Announcing a New ARTIC Program Call for Proposals
Oct 28, 2014 Meet Jennifer Breaton, Waterloo Wellington Stroke Program Director
Oct 23, 2014 Get Your Flu Shot Every Year and Get It Early
Oct 17, 2014 Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare For Ebola Virus Disease
Oct 17, 2014 Paramedics to Offer More Community Care
Oct 07, 2014 North Wellington Health Care and Groves Memorial Community Hospital Receives Accreditation with Commendation
Oct 06, 2014 WWLHIN Board Highlights: October 1, 2014 Special Meeting
Oct 03, 2014 Ebola: Preparedness in Waterloo Region
Oct 03, 2014 Sunnyside Launches Unique Program For Younger Adults With Dementia
Sep 29, 2014 Meet Angelo Innocente, Local Resident: It Pays to Listen to Your Heart
Sep 29, 2014 Stonehenge Therapeutic Community Announcement
Sep 09, 2014 Improving Access to Health Care Services in Cambridge and North Dumfries
Sep 09, 2014 Children and Youth With Complex Mental Health Needs Focus of New Training Program for Frontline Workers
Sep 04, 2014 St. Mary’s General Hospital wants to hear from you
Sep 02, 2014 Contract Awarded for Cambridge Memorial Hospital's Capital Redevelopment Project
Aug 05, 2014 Statement by Ontario Health Minister on Supporting Children in Need of Medical Attention as a Result of Conflict
Jul 23, 2014 Providing Fairness for Refugees
Jul 22, 2014 Taking Action to Safeguard the Integrity of the Health Care System
Jul 18, 2014 Enhancing Access to Care for North Wellington Residents
Jul 12, 2014 Ways to Protect Yourself from Harmful Rays
Jul 02, 2014 Guelph Family Health Team working to expand its Diabetes services
Jun 24, 2014 GRH celebrates stronger specialized care and improved emergency access at 2013-2014 annual meeting
Jun 16, 2014 New Smilezone location to open at Grand River Hospital
May 08, 2014 Patient Experience at St. Mary’s General Hospital is among the best in Ontario for second consecutive year
May 05, 2014 GRH emergency department makes progress in improving care times; further action planned
May 05, 2014 Trinity Village celebrates collaboration that saves $millions
May 02, 2014 Waterloo Region Health Care Providers to Improve Care Co-ordination - Backgrounder
May 02, 2014 Waterloo Region Health Care Providers to Improve Care Co-ordination
Apr 29, 2014 Family Caregivers Bill Passes Final Vote
Apr 29, 2014 GRH to plan changes to continue patient care while maintaining fiscal stability
Apr 29, 2014 Improving Home and Community Care for Ontario Seniors
Apr 28, 2014 Skin Cancer Prevention Act Coming Into Force
Apr 23, 2014 Cambridge, North Dumfries and Surrounding Area Health Care Providers to Improve Care Co-ordination
Apr 23, 2014 Ontario Enhancing Care for Complex Patients in Cambridge, North Dumfries and Surrounding Area
Apr 17, 2014 Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Achieves Highest Accreditation Award
Apr 16, 2014 Grand River Hospital Foundation announces successful completion of $500,000 Mammography Campaign
Apr 16, 2014 Keeping Children Safe From Harmful Diseases
Apr 10, 2014 Improving Access to Safe Fertility Treatments
Apr 09, 2014 Investing in Community Health Infrastructure
Apr 08, 2014 Better Care for Patients with Chronic Pain
Apr 07, 2014 Opportunity and Security for Health Care and Education
Apr 06, 2014 Steady Improvements in Health and Education
Apr 04, 2014 The Centre for Family Medicine FHT expands innovative eHealth Program
Apr 04, 2014 Helping More Seniors Stay Connected, Active and Engaged
Apr 03, 2014 WWLHIN Board Highlights March 2014
Apr 03, 2014 Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care
Mar 31, 2014 Grand River Hospital’s Regional Cancer Centre oncology nurses recognized as cancer care leaders by de Souza Institute: Tuesday April 1 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) at GRH’s Regional Cancer Centre
Mar 31, 2014 Supporting Urban Aboriginal Health, Culture and Economic Growth
Mar 28, 2014 Helping More Residents in Waterloo Wellington Get the Care They Need at Home and in the Community
Mar 28, 2014 Waterloo-Wellington Regional Cancer Program crowns winners of the Build a Butt contest
Mar 28, 2014 Helping Aboriginal Families Make Healthy Choices
Mar 28, 2014 Better Care for Epilepsy Patients - Ontario Adds More Hospital Beds for Epilepsy Monitoring and Testing
Mar 26, 2014 Media Advisory
Mar 25, 2014 Big News from Mayors for Meals: We Plan to Raise $600,000 to Build Our Dream Kitchen!
Mar 20, 2014 Taking Action to Protect Voluntary Blood Donations
Mar 20, 2014 GRH and partners welcome six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes to support better discussion about mental health
Mar 20, 2014 Enhanced Access to Community Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes for Seniors
Mar 13, 2014 GRH marks World Kidney Day (March 13th) by celebrating better patient care and reduced growth in dialysis needs
Mar 03, 2014 Improving Primary Care for Long-Term Care Home Residents
Feb 28, 2014 St. Mary’s Cardiac Experts Recommend Reducing Sugar, Salt and Fat for Better Heart Health
Feb 26, 2014 Build-A-Butt: Build-A-What?!
Feb 24, 2014 Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices
Feb 21, 2014 Grand River Hospital celebrates renewed designation as a WHO UNICEF baby friendly hospital
Feb 19, 2014 Improving the Lives of Stroke Patients in Waterloo Wellington
Feb 11, 2014 Improved Mental Health Services for Residents with Borderline Personality Disorder
Feb 05, 2014 WWLHIN Board Highlights
Feb 04, 2014 Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims
Feb 03, 2014 Medical Centre at The Boardwalk opens today on the west side of Kitchener Waterloo
Jan 31, 2014 Helping Children Get a Healthier Start in Life
Jan 30, 2014 Fighting Type 2 Diabetes
Jan 29, 2014 Helping Seniors Get the Care They Need at Home
Jan 28, 2014 Helping Ontarians Living with Mental and Physical Illnesses
Jan 27, 2014 Moving Forward With Health Care Transformation
Jan 27, 2014 Waterloo Wellington Residents Benefiting from Action Plan for Health Care
Jan 27, 2014 GRH assessment unit providing better care for patients with a mental health crisis while easing emergency waits
Jan 24, 2014 Progress on Making Ontario a Better Place to Age
Jan 22, 2014 Progress Made Towards a Smoke-Free Ontario
Jan 22, 2014 Make cancer screening part of your new year’s resolutions
Jan 21, 2014 Ontario Expanding Community Role for Paramedics
Jan 20, 2014 GRH hospital elder life program improves care and quality of life for hospitalized patients
Jan 20, 2014 Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently
Jan 07, 2014 It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot
Making Ontario the Best Place to Age
Grand River Hospital Updates Influenza Situation at Freeport Site