Fonds F09 - St. Joseph's Health Care Society fonds

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St. Joseph's Health Care Society fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title is based on the contents of the fonds.

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CA ON00279 F09

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  • 1989-2002, 2009, 2013 (Creation)
    Creator
    St. Joseph's Health Care Society

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9 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1993-)

Administrative history

In 1987, following the election of a completely new General Council of the Sisters of Joseph, hospital ownership and sponsorship were raised as key issues. The Society was formed in 1993 in response to a decision made by the Sisters to cease direct administration of the health care institutions founded by them in London, Sarnia and Chatham.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Society is a publicly funded, incorporated body which owns and operates three health care institutions formerly managed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Diocese of London, as well as two affiliated institutions. These are St. Joseph’s Health Care (London, Ont.), St. Stephen’s House (London, Ont.), St. Joseph’s Hospital (Chatham, Ont.), St. Joseph’s Hospice (Sarnia, Ont.), and St. Joseph’s Hospice (London, Ont.).
In London, the health care complex now known as St. Joseph’s Health Centre (originally St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Marian Villa), was administered by the Sisters until 1993. St. Stephen’s House, a transition home for alcoholics, was run by the Sisters until 2004. In Chatham, St. Joseph’s Hospital was administered by the Sisters until 1993, and since 1998 has been part of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

In January 1995, the Sisters donated their residence at 430 London Road to St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sarnia to be used as a hospice. St. Joseph’s Hospice in London came under the direction of the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society whose expertise in operating the ten-bed hospice in Sarnia was integral to their involvement. A residential facility was opened in 2014.
The St. Joseph’s Health Care Society is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Society approves the appointment of institutional board members, upper management, and auditors and annual audited financial statements.

The Society is responsible to:
• approve the appointment of board trustees who are committed to the mission and values of St. Joseph’s Health Care Society;
• ensure the provision by board members, staff, and administrators of health and pastoral care services to reflect Roman Catholic values; and
• foster the Catholic Church’s philosophy of health care through sponsorship of a health leadership program.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records primarily related to the history and administration of the St. Joseph Health Care Society in London. There are some additional materials related to its responsibilities to facilities in Chatham and Sarnia. The fonds contains correspondence, legal documents, minutes and reports.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The records were transferred to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives - London site by the Congregational Leadership.

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Location of originals

The records are stored off-site in London, Ontario.

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Open.

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Series and file list available.

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This fonds is considered closed.

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Final

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

October 30, 2018

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Sources

G. J. A. Humbert, Compendium of the Catholic Health Association of Canada, Ottawa, 2004.

St. Joseph's Health Care London, "'St. Joseph's Health Care Society,' http://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/sthosephshealthcaresociety

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