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Message from Board Chair and President & CEO

Tania Testa and Michelle Campbell

In this report, we’ve shared highlights from 2018-19, and also reflected on milestones achieved in St. Joseph’s 150 years of providing care to our community. Many of these achievements were made possible by donor support.

For example, in 1982 scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute were the first in Canada to view a human image through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to distinguish between healthy and damaged tissue. The MRI catapulted St. Joseph’s into the international spotlight as a centre for imaging excellence – a reputation that’s furthered by the acquisition of Canada’s first PET/MRI and the development  of hybrid imaging technologies.

In fact, projects you’ve helped support this past year, including Dr. Carson’s work with the intraoperative photoacoustic tomography and Dr. Dhanvantari’s work with the autoradiographic imaging system, are the future of imaging excellence. These technologies are changing the course of care for genetic disorders like breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s a privilege to witness the power philanthropy has to improve and even save lives. Thank you for your support and for your trust in us as stewards of your charitable gifts. Your donations make excellent health care possible now and into the future.

Tania Testa
Chair, Board of Directors
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

Michelle M. Campbell
President and CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation