Media Release – September 2018
St. Joseph’s Health Centre established an annual corporate bursary fund to support education for employees interested in pursuing their own continuing education opportunities. The bursary is funded through proceeds from a portion of the monthly staff 50/50 draw.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre awards education bursaries to reimburse up to 100% of education costs, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year, incurred by regular full-time or regular part-time employees who choose to pursue:
- Non-credit development opportunities including conferences, workshops and seminars, or
- Credit courses or multi-course programs of an academic, professional or business nature.
This year’s recipient is Josée-Anne Asselin, PCA at Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Congratulations Josée-Anne! Thank you for continuing your life-long learning efforts.
Right to left: Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, Josée-Anne Asselin and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Media Release – June 2018
The St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors and the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors chose to honour and recognize Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for her 15+ years of service with the Foundation as she steps down as the Foundation Chair and Gala Co-Chair after her many years with the organization.
With fierce determination and a keen leadership style, Ms. Warwick-Conroy has been integral in
developing and seeing to fruition numerous fundraising activities for St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa such as the Foundation’s annual gala. Since 2004, the Foundation has raised nearly $1 Million which has been placed towards the purchase of capital equipment and furniture. Our residents, patients, staff and volunteers have benefited from sit-to-stand lifts, Arjo therapeutic tubs, a Special Needs bus and the Healing Gardens on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa, to name but a few.
As a result of Jeanne’s “retirement”, the SJCCC Healing Garden has been re-named the The Jeanne Warwick-Conroy Healing Garden in recognition of her fundraising efforts. In fact, the funds used to build and create the healing garden were as a direct result of Jeanne’s effort. Thank you Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for Caring… beyond the moment!
Photo: from left to right – Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Jeanne Warwick-Conroy and Sr. Bonnie MacLellan, General Superior, Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie
May 7, 2018
From left to right back row: Linda Masse, RN, Kelly Fleming, RN, Cyndi Cunningham, RPN, Nikki Middleton, RPN, Nancy Johnstone, RPN, Lynne Scarsellone, Director of Care, Lisa Robillard, RPN, and Natalie Szilva, RN.
From left to right front row: Tracy Burton, RN, Sandra Goupil, RN, Hautaniemi Raili, Retired RN and SJCCC patient, Julie Giguere, RPN, Jacqueline Lefebvre, RPN and Celina Van Druenen, RPN
Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre kicked-off a week-long celebration in honour of National Nursing Week 2018. We would like to thank all of our wonderful Nursing Staff at SJCCC.
In honour of National Volunteer Week, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliate sites, St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa celebrated their many volunteers at a special event held at the Caruso Club. This year’s national theme was “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliates are value-based organizations that promote service, integrity, dignity and excellence. Our volunteers demonstrate these values when working with our residents, patients, family members and staff. Because of their involvement, they allow us to be a more effective workplace and home to many. Their value is priceless – the richness they bring to our working environment is truly immeasurable. And for this… we thank them!
Media Release (April 2018)
Festive gatherings of residents, patients, family members and staff award recipients and nominees were held in the month of February and March to mark the annual Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Awards for Excellence.
The Awards for Excellence were presented to individuals chosen by their peers as examples of their commitment to living out the organization’s values of “Caring Beyond the Moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence.”
This year’s recipients are:
- Tracy Lessard, Chaplain
- Mavia DeNoble, Occupational Therapist
- Kandy Pedisic, Clinical Lead
- Allanah O’Brien, Life Enrichment Assistant
- Amanda McKee, Personal Care Assistant
- Sue Lynn Roy, Personal Care Assistant
- Karen Redner, Personal Care Assistant
- Sierra Roberti, Life Enrichment Assistant
- Carole Poitras, Life Enrichment Assistant
- Cindy Bertrand, Personal Care Assistant
- Andrew Conti, Personal Care Assistant
“At St. Joseph’s, we believe that it is important to recognize and celebrate people within our organization who strive to express healing love through care, compassion and concern for each other and the people we serve. We do this by demonstrating the spirit and charisma of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie who have exemplified these values in the Sudbury community since 1950 through their work of unity and reconciliation”, said Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator.
Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients.
Media Release – N0vember 2017
Photo from left to right: Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, Katie (Kay) Tones, patient, Kari Gervais, Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
Mrs. Katie (Kay) Tones celebrated her 100th birthday on October 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury surrounded by family, friends and staff. Happy Birthday Mrs. Tones!
St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre provides specialized care and services to adults requiring slow paced rehabilitation and / or supportive care to maximize their functional potential. The goal is to work with these patients to transition them back to independent living in the community, whether that be home, a retirement residence or in an assisted living environment.