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SJHH / About/ Our Leadership/ Our Board

St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors

Mr. Adriaan Korstanje, Chair, Joint Board of GovernorsA Message from Mr. Adriaan Korstanje

On behalf of the St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG), I wish to welcome you to the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton website. Grounded in the work of the Sisters of St. Joseph, we continue to be inspired by the shared values of the Sisters who founded our hospital in 1890. For over 129 years we have continued to build on their legacy - their passion for healing, dedication to the patients and community we serve and their compassion for the poor and marginalized.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is a leading academic and research centre that is supported by a community of donors who are essential to our evolution. We have earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. We are leaders in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer care surgery and eye care.

The past year has been an exciting year as we shaped our five-year Strategic Plan: Leading, Learning, Building, Caring. We approached building our strategic plan in an innovative way that sought high engagement from our stakeholders: St. Joe’s staff and physicians, the voices of patients, families, the community and input from our healthcare and community partners. We are Committed to Excellence. Dedicated to Discovery. With an enthusiastic launch on November 4th, 2019 we are excited to begin taking bold steps to lead St. Joe’s through the healthcare challenges of today, to build a healthier community for tomorrow.

It was also important that we align our strategic plan to the environment of today, and the changing landscape of tomorrow. As Leaders in Innovation we will serve to lead a movement to transform the patient experience by connecting a community of healthcare providers: one team, one record, one number to call 24/7. As we continue to move forward with the work we are doing with the Hamilton Health Team we will distinguish ourselves through the wide implementation of integrated care by collaborating with our patients and community partners.

We are also passionate about our academic mission to educate healthcare professionals, bring best evidence into practice and support our researchers in the important work of creating new treatments, innovative care delivery and cures for tomorrow. As a University Research Hospital, we are a teaching hospital where life-changing research and innovation benefits patients to create a healthier community.

Working together with our staff of dedicated professionals, the JBG is focused on improving the experiences and outcomes of the people we serve at our locations. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art care, delivered with compassion, dignity and respect, every time.

We are truly entering an exciting time and opportunity and I look forward to working with all of our partners as we continue to improve the quality of care we provide.

- Mr. Adriaan Korstanje, Chair,
  St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG)