It’s time to build a health care system that meets the needs of our growing community.

WE'RE BUILDING THE FUTURE OF CARE IN WATERLOO REGION

  • We’re doing it for our patients, volunteers, staff and for the communities we serve.
  • We’re caring for more patients in our community.
  • We’re creating opportunities for research, education and innovation.
  • We’re expanding our regional specialty programs.
  • We’re shaping world-class care.
  • We’re building a stronger and healthier community.
  • We’re doing it for our patients, volunteers, staff and for the communities we serve.

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are coming together as one hospital organization to build a new joint hospital and modernize existing hospital facilities to care for the people of Kitchener-Waterloo. 

Waterloo Region has a reputation for being a world-class hub for technology, innovation and education. We will bring this energy to health care in Kitchener-Waterloo. 

Our collaboration will empower us to break barriers and provide care in ways that we couldn’t alone. 

A community is only as healthy as the people who live, work and play in it.

As our cities and region evolve, our health care system must evolve with it.

That’s why Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are partnering to build a new joint hospital and modernize hospital facilities, so our community has access to the highest quality care, technology and infrastructure to be healthy, now and in the future.

Waterloo Region is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Canada.

The staff, physicians and volunteers at Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital provide excellent patient care, but we’ve outgrown our aging buildings.

Over the next two decades

Almost 2 million Ontarians will come to our hospitals to access care

Hospital usage for seniors will grow by 170%

We will need over 500 additional hospital beds

Over the next two decades

Almost 2 million Ontarians will come to our hospitals to access care

Hospital usage for seniors will grow by 170%

We will need over 500 additional hospital beds

News

Grand River and St. Mary’s complete due diligence in voluntary merger process

July 4, 2024

Kitchener, ON – July 4, 2024 – St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital have completed the due diligence process of their proposal to voluntarily merge into a single new hospital corporation. In April, the boards of both Hospitals announced they had independently voted in favour of coming together. The new, merged organization would ...

What should the future of hospital care in Waterloo Region look like?

June 4, 2024

As part of their merger work, St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital are seeking community input through Town Hall and surveys June 5, 2024 – Kitchener, ON – In April 2024, the Boards of St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital announced their plans to merge into a single hospital organization, serving ...

Grand River and St. Mary’s General hospitals enter negotiations to secure land for new hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo 

May 10, 2024

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are pleased to share an update on the process to find a location for a new hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo.  Following the process to identify a site for the new hospital, the Site Selection Panel leading this work delivered its recommendation on two locations which were approved by ...

Grand River and St. Mary’s plan to join together as a single hospital organization

April 24, 2024

Kitchener, ON – April 24, 2024 – Building on a long history of partnership and collaboration, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital have agreed to explore a voluntary merger into a single new hospital corporation. The proposed new organization would operate existing hospital sites and services, while continuing to move forward with their ...