Message from John Woods, President
St. Joseph’s Villa has served our community for over 140 years. Continuing the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, we are proud and honoured to serve those most in need. Our programs and initiatives are strategically planned and designed to provide compassionate care, dignity, comfort, and improved quality of life for everyone who is part of the Villa family.
Our busy and active campus is home to 390 long-term care residents. Additionally, St. Joseph’s Villa has 8 respite care beds, 8 suites for retired diocesan priests, 35 convalescent care beds, 107 life-lease condos – St. Joseph’s Estates – for individuals 55+. To help support seniors living independently and promote active, healthy aging, we offer a wide array of community outreach programs, services and clinics such as our Adult Day Program, Seniors in Motion gym, heated therapeutic pool and specialized medical clinics open to the community.
St. Joseph’s Villa is the second largest organization in the St. Joseph’s Health System. We are an active partner and involved in efforts and initiatives that affect our health care system. Through collaborations with our sister facilities, together we strive to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Integrated care is about a seamless transition and ensuring patients and families come first.
We are proud to provide educational opportunities to healthcare professionals through partnerships with Mohawk College and McMaster University. These experiences not only provide future health care leaders with real-world, practical experience but allow us to learn and develop new best practices to continuing improving on the exceptional level of care we offer residents, family members and caregivers.
I am incredibly honoured to be part of such a special team of staff and volunteers. Their commitment to our mission and the compassion they exhibit in caring for our residents and families is inspiring. Every day I learn something new from the moments I share with our team, our residents, volunteers and the entire Villa family.
We are fortunate to have the support of St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation, our official fundraising organization. Thanks to their efforts and the generosity of so many in the community, they help us to ensure that the Villa has the resources and capacity to fulfill our mission and continue to expand our vision of service.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself or your loved one, or searching for a meaningful way to make a difference in our community, I would invite you to visit our campus. Once you walk through our doors, you’ll understand what makes us unique.