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E-news from St. Joe's Foundation | 2020 Edition 1

A Message of Trust, Responsibility and Hope during COVID-19

As we write the Spring edition of our e-newsletter in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, please know our Foundation is working hand-in-hand with our colleagues at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to protect the health of our donors, volunteers and friends, our employees and families, and of course the community our Hospital has been honoured to serve for 130 years. There is so much information out there, so in this communique we have opted to share a simple message of trust, responsibility and hope.



Our Hospital has long been a trusted partner in caring for the health of our community. That’s why St. Joe’s has placed a bright yellow button on the homepage of the Hospital’s website where you can read the most up to date information about what our Hospital is doing to protect our community from the COVID-19 virus and find advice from our infection control experts. From information on implementing proactive screening at all of our campuses to sharing new visiting hours and policies, our Coronavirus Update page also houses links to helpful resources and information for the public.



Our Foundation is honoured to be the charity beneficiary of funds raised through two iconic springtime events: The Around the Bay Road Race and Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research. Initially scheduled to take place on March 29 and April 26 respectively, both events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice in an effort to support social distancing and protect the health of our community. As a healthcare charity, we have a responsibility to protect our community so we are working closely with event organizers to communicate these pro-active and preventative measures to our event registrants and fundraisers.



Our region is so fortunate to have access to world-leading healthcare from organizations like St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Together, we will get through this—as a community and as a country.

During this time of increased pressure upon our healthcare system, we express our heartfelt thanks to our courageous Hospital staff across the city for their tireless and heroic efforts to care for and protect our community. While our Foundation plans to remain operational during this time, we are taking measures to protect the health of our employees by working remotely.

We ask for your patience and understanding as tax receipts and correspondence may be slightly delayed. Questions? Email: or visit

And because we could all use a little good news, we’ve also included in this edition some photos, articles and updates about renovations to one of our patient care areas, and a story about how four of our “Miracle Worker” surgeons have reached a golden milestone. Happy reading, and please stay safe and healthy and rest assured that should you need us, St. Joe’s will be here.

Welcome to the Teresa Cascioli Charitable Foundation Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic

Teresa Cascioli, Founder, Teresa Cascioli Charitable Foundation (left), with Melissa Farrell, President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Dr. Tom Stewart, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health System, and CEO Niagara Health, Dr. Anthony Adili, Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Sera Filice-Armenio, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation.

This February, the Fracture Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton got a new space and a new name. The newly redeveloped Teresa Cascioli Charitable Foundation Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic is officially open to patients and is located just inside the street level entrance to the Juravinski Innovation Tower at the Charlton Campus.

The Clinic’s new name is a testament to Teresa Cascioli’s long-standing relationship with and support for St. Joe’s. And the clinic's new space is making it easier for patients with mobility challenges to receive the best care at St. Joe's.

Click here to read more and see new photos.

Golden Milestones for Four of our Miracle Workers

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Dr. Shayegan (left), Dr. Kapoor, Dr. Shargall and Dr. Chaudhary (right)

Did you know there are Miracle Workers at St. Joe’s? Our Hospital staff members give their very best to the patients and families we’re honoured to serve—and that’s the reason why patients often choose to make a donation to our Foundation to say thank you for the care they received and to recognize the “miracle worker” who made a difference during their Hospital stay.

We call this our Grateful Patient program and since its launch in 2012, more than 140 care teams and 1,200 individual staff members have been nominated as St. Joe’s Miracle Workers by our community of grateful patients. Once nominated, individuals receive their ‘wings’ through a Miracle Worker lapel or lanyard pin, while care teams receive a framed certificate they can hang in their care area.

Recently, four of our physicians reached a remarkable milestone. Dr. Bobby Shayegan, Dr. Anil Kapoor, Dr. Yaron Shargall and Dr. Varun Chaudhary all celebrated their 50th Miracle Worker nominations. Each physician now has a golden Miracle Worker pin to wear proudly as a reminder of the exceptional care they are committed to providing to each and every patient they encounter.


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