St. Joseph’s Continuing Care News

The Giving Tree 2022

The Giving Tree

The Christmas season here at St. Joseph’s Health here has begun once again.

COVID-19 has made the financial climate challenging for some this year. Along with hanging lights and tinsel come an opportunity to give to those in need.

The Spiritual and Religious Care Dept. is sponsoring an initiative on behalf of SJHC. We encourage anyone involved with the organization to consider giving to our community and staff.

This year we will be able to give in two different ways:

1. The Giving Tree will be in the Lobby. Once again, we are decorating the tree with tags you may take to purchase pantry item(s) and return to the boxes under the tree. The deadline to bring in your items is Thursday, December 15th, at noon, when we deliver them to the charities. This deadline will give the charities plenty of time to sort and give to the appropriate individuals and families before Christmas.

2. This Virtual Giving Tree on our website. You can give a financial donation – by designating which site you want to go to SJV, CCC or VSGV. The money gathered at each location will provide gift cards to some of our staff that require assistance.

Choose the organization you would like to donate to:

St Josephs Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Villa will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.

Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Joseph's Continuing Care Centre Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.


Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Gabriels Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year,
Villa St Gabriel Villa
will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.


Donate Now to the Villa St. Gabriel Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)

Thank You for Your Donation!   Happy Holidays!

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is Expanding

Press Release

Sudbury – June 2.22

On May 5, 2022, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) received approval from the Ministry of Health for a planning grant to support 36 new rehabilitation beds in a new building in Sudbury.

Today, SJCCC is pleased to announce that work on new building expansion will officially start at 319 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury with the goal of admitting its first patients in December 2023.

SJCCC at 319 Lasalle Sudbury

“This project will have a positive impact on chronically high ALC pressures in our community and address a long-standing under supply of rehabilitative care beds in the City of Greater Sudbury that existed pre-pandemic. More significantly, individuals, and particularity frail older adults, will have an opportunity for rehabilitation so they can continue living independently in the community.”

Kari Gervais
President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

“Again, we applaud the Ontario government for supporting our community with much-needed rehab beds. When built, they will provide critical capacity and enable us to move patients out of temporary spaces such as the Clarion Hotel. We are excited to begin planning to bring these state-of-the art beds online as quickly as possible.”

This $19.87M capital project will have significant impact on our local health care system. In the months ahead, SJCCC will launch a capital campaign to raise the required local cost share in the amount of $2.7M.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury is a 64-bed rehabilitative care facility and the only stand-alone specialty hospital in the Northeast. In collaboration with Health Science North (HSN) and other health system partners, SJCCC opened an additional 60 beds at a temporary Transitional Care Unit at the Clarion Hotel in Sudbury in April 2020. SJCCC continues to operate these beds and is anticipating relocating 36 of them to the new Lasalle location once it is ready for occupancy.

Support St. Joseph’s by purchasing your 50/50 tickets at Donate today to invest in your local health care system – Every dollar raised will go toward the building of this new rehabilitation facility to provide much-needed support for our local health care system.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison 705.674.2846 ext.2104

Celebrate with us!

Each year during the month of April, our organizations celebrate volunteers who have been an integral part of important human connections with residents, patients, staff, and families throughout the year. Thank you to all those staff, families, administration and volunteers who participated in the past 12 months in this year’s virtual video celebration – photo slideshow in honour of our volunteers in action at St. Joseph’s Villa and SJCCC South Bay Road and Clarion Sites!

Please enjoy the video here:

The National Volunteer week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Thank you to our volunteers for being present, giving of opportunities and by doing so, making an incredible difference in other’s lives. Volunteering can help us develop empathy; viewing the world through the eyes of another, connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expand our views and build our capacity to work collectively contributing to a vibrant, inclusive community.

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate your actions, your understanding, and your sincere concern for the world around you- in which you chose to participate in making a vibrant, safe, compassionate and inclusive space.

Please celebrate by thanking a volunteer at any time of year with us!

Volunteer Week Poster English and French

Kari Gervais announced as new President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury

Media Release:  December 17, 2021

Kari Gervais

The St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kari Gervais to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 31, 2022.

Ms. Gervais was selected following an extensive national search conducted by Mirams Becker, a healthcare executive search firm.  Ms. Gervais is an accomplished executive who for the past 14 years held the position of Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Site Administrator of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.

Daniel Sirois, Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors said, “Ms. Gervais has been an integral part of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre senior management team. The Board is confident that Ms. Gervais has the right leadership qualities to lead the organization through a time of growth while building on the legacy and achievements of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Ms. Gervais’s extensive clinical background combined with her value-based leadership style makes her a natural fit for the organization.  I wish to extend my congratulations to Ms. Gervais on her appointment as President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury and look forward to working with her to continue to provide quality care to the residents and patients.”

With more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, Ms. Gervais has an unwavering commitment to quality care with a reputation for achieving results and inspiring others.

“I feel a strong personal alignment with the organizational values of Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence which will continue to guide my work and I look forward to serving St. Joseph’s Health Centre not only as President and CEO but as Mission Leader as well” stated Ms. Gervais.

Gervais holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with a sub-specialty in Gerontology from Laurentian University,  a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University, an Administrator’s Leadership Certificate from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors and is a member in good standing with the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is not for profit organization which oversees the operation St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital located on South Bay Road and a 32-bed hospital at the Clarion Hotel site located downtown Sudbury.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre also oversees the operation of St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa, two 128-bed long-term care homes, located on South Bay Road in Sudbury and Reginal Road 15 in Chelmsford, respectively.

Information:    Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison