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Flu Shot Winners 2015

Flu-Shot-Winners

Left to right: Debra Anderson, Acting DOC, SJV, Leya Mary Paul, RN, SJV and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO

Thank You For Getting Your Flu Shot!

Paid Day Off: Jacob Ahiaegbe, RN, SJCCC, Carly Dugas, PCA, VSGV, Christine Lachapelle, FSA, SJV, Bonnie Saunders, Scheduler, SJHC

Gift Basket: Mark Glofcheskie, RN, SJCCC, Kristie Bonhomme, PCA, VSGV, Ashlee Paquette, PCA, SJV, Sue Newcombe, Receptionist SJHC

Corporate Draw Winner: Leya Mary Paul, RN, SJV

Thank you to the St. Joseph’s Family Health Organization (FHO) for donating the SAMSUNG TV!

VSGV Awarded Three-Year Accreditation

Memorandum

On Behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Villa St. Gabriel Villa staff on being accredited for 3 years by CARF ACCREDITATION, an international accrediting body.

Villa St. Gabriel Villa decided to pursue accreditation because doing so demonstrates that we are accountable for the quality of our programs and services and committed to the satisfaction of the persons we serve. CARF surveyors were on site to review our programs on November 20 and 21, 2014 and December 1 and 2, 2014. The feedback received was very positive.

As a result, Villa St. Gabriel Villa was granted the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded. This is a testament to the significant effort, strong teamwork, and commitment demonstrated by Villa St. Gabriel Villa and St. Joseph’s Health Centre staff members.

Thank you for participation in the accreditation process and for your ongoing commitment to our residents.

Sincerely,

Ehren Baldauf,

Board Chair

2016-10-13T08:45:06+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Villa St. Gabriel Villa Has a Successful Accreditation Visit!

As you know, two CARF International surveyors visited Villa St. Gabriel Villa on November 20 and 21 as well as December 1 and 2. The purpose of their visit was to observe us in action, review some of our documentation and conduct interviews with our staff members, patient, families and partners. In doing these things, our surveyors were able to evaluate how well we meet specific standards for quality, resident-centred care, governance and administrative practices.

Villa St. Gabriel Villa decided to pursue accreditation because doing so demonstrates that we are accountable for the quality of our programs and services and committed to the satisfaction of the persons we serve.

Thanks to all your hard work, the surveyors gave us top marks for:

  • Villa St. Gabriel Villa working hard to meet the needs of the
  • Francophone community by becoming a French Language designated facility;
  • Having staff with a strong sense of mission;
  • Having active Resident and Family Councils; and
  • Having a welcoming and home-like environment including a bilingual receptionist.

Now that the accreditation visit is over, CARF International will review the findings to make an accreditation decision. They will notify us of their decision by sending us a written report in early January. The written report, in addition to the decision, will highlight our strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Once the report is received, we will share the results with staff, residents, families, partners and the community at large.

Thank you and congratulations on a successful accreditation visit!

Sincerely,

Jo-Anne Palkovits

Administrator

2016-10-13T08:45:06+00:00 December 30th, 2014|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

The Sabourin Family donates another $500

Media Release

The Sabourin Family donates another $500 to the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury for the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund

Sabourin Famiy Donation to St. Joseph`s Foundation

Left to right: Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, Pascal Sabourin, Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Pascal Sabourin presents a cheque in honour of the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund in the amount of $500 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Since its launch in December 2013, the Fonds commémoratif Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund has raised $40,000. Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

2016-10-13T08:45:07+00:00 December 19th, 2014|St. Joseph’s Foundation News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Villa St. Gabriel Villa United Way’s Volunteer Manager of the Year 2014

Congratulations to…

Claire Vincent-Viau on being recognized as the United Way’s Volunteer Manager of the Year 2014. As Villa St. Gabriel Villa’s Volunteer Coordinator, we are proud to have her as part of our organization. Please join me in congratulating her on this prestigious award!

Claire Vincent-Viau, Volunteer Coordinator

Left to Right: Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, VSGV, Claire Vincent-Viau, Volunteer Coordinator, VSGV and Linda Dupuis, Community Initiatives Manager, United Way

2016-10-13T08:45:07+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $40,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Media Release

Dan Boyd, Account Representative and Partner at Schuster Boyd McDonald, Joe McDonald, Group Practice Leader – Employee Benefits and Partner, Schuster Boyd McDonald and Josée Clément, Sales and Service Manager, Schuster Boyd McDonald present a cheque in the amount of $40,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Melanie Kanerva, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury and Gale Prosperi, Vice Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury. These are funds raised from the Chip in for Charity Golf tournament that took place on August 7th, 2014 and will be placed towards the purchase of sleeping surfaces and staff education for St. Joseph’s Villa.

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $40,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Left to right: Melanie Kanerva, Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Gale Prosperi, Vice Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dan Boyd, Account Representative & Partner, Schuster Boyd McDonald, Josée Clément, Sales and Service Manager, Schuster Boyd McDonald, Joe McDonald, Group Practice Leader – Employee Benefits & Partner, Schuster Boyd McDonald

2016-10-13T08:45:08+00:00 September 11th, 2014|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

The Sabourin Family Donates Another $5,000

Media Release

The Sabourin Family donates another $5,000 to the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury for the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund

Sabourin Memorial Donation

Left to right: Gale Prosperi, Vice Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Jeanne Warwick-Conroy, Past Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Pascal Sabourin, Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Pascal Sabourin presents a cheque in honour of the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund in the amount of $5,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Gale Proseperi, Vice-Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation and Jeanne Warwick-Conroy, Past Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation. Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

2016-10-13T08:45:08+00:00 August 5th, 2014|St. Joseph’s Foundation News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Increase In Case Mix Index Rates Creates New Positions

St. Joseph’s Villa,  Villa St. Gabriel Villa

We are very pleased to announce that our Case Mix Index (CMI) has increased at both our long- term care facilities. With this change in CMI comes an increase in funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for our nursing envelopes. This higher funding level has provided an opportunity to increase our PCA staffing at both facilities.

Based on the acuity of the home areas and an in-depth review of the staff mix in all areas and on all shifts, we are pleased to announce that St. Joseph’s Villa is hiring an additional 2.8 FTE Personal Care Assistants and Villa St. Gabriel Villa is hiring an additional 2.4 FTE Personal Care Assistants.

At St. Joseph’s Villa, the CMI increased from 0.9697 in the 2013/14 fiscal year to 0.9868 for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Likewise, CMI for Villa St. Gabriel Villa increased from 0.9425 in the 2013/14 fiscal year to 0.9690 for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.

The Case Mix Index (CMI) is a classification system used to determine the allocation of financial resources to long-term care homes across the province. Last year our staff engaged in additional training to ensure that appropriate charting was being completed for all residents in their care. Thank you to all staff for their hard work and for their attention and detail to efficiently and accurately charting the appropriate care needs of our residents.

2015-03-19T18:03:08+00:00 June 10th, 2014|St. Joseph’s Villa News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|