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St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre will receive $210,000 in additional funding

Press Release from Glenn Thibeault, MPP Sudbury

 Glenn Thibeault et al May 2017

Health Sciences North to Get $5.8 Million Boost From Ontario Budget

Province to Increase Hospital Funding in Sudbury to Reduce Wait Times and Expand Services 

NEWS – May 5, 2017

This investment in Sudbury’s community hospital is part of the 2017 Budget. The proposed Budget will also deliver Sudbury’s St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre with more than $210,000 in additional funding.

These investments would provide Sudbury patients with improved access and reduced wait times for chemotherapy, stroke treatments, hip and knee replacements, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) and other vital services and procedures.

Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.

QUOTES

“These new investments will mean reduced wait times, better access to more procedures, and an improved experience for patients in Sudbury. This is a good budget for our community, and I will continue to be a strong advocate to ensure Sudbury has access to the highest quality healthcare.”
— Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury

“By increasing our investment to each and every publicly funded hospital in Ontario, patients will be able to connect with specialists faster, have reduced wait times and better access to the procedures they need close to home.”

— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“The North East LHIN works diligently with all of our 25 hospital to improve access  to care and reduce wait times. This new investment will benefit Northerners by strengthening access to vital services. This is good news for our entire North East region.”

— Louise Paquette, CEO of the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

“This funding will help alleviate the pressures we are facing here at HSN, which are common to hospitals across Ontario. We know we still have a lot of work ahead of us, but this funding is a step toward improving patient care in Greater Sudbury.”
— Nicole Everest, Chair, Board of Directors, Health Sciences North
“St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is thankful for the funding announcement as it will allow us to continue our programs which serve as a medical intervention for vulnerable patients, particularly the frail elderly that allows them to return to the community and avoid Alternative Level of Care designation and long-term care placement.”

—Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre

QUICK FACTS

  • Each of Ontario’s 141 public hospitals will receive at least a 2 per cent increase to its base funding in 2017–18.
  • This investment will also support service delivery by hospitals in high-growth communities, as well as small, medium, northern and rural hospitals, and mental health and stand-alone paediatric hospitals.
  • Hospital operating funding in Ontario has increased more than 58 per cent, from $11.3 billion in 2003 to $18 billion this year.
  • In 2016, the province announced an investment of up to $4.6 million to support an expansion of Health Sciences North to allow for the installation of a PET-CT scanner. This is in addition to the $1.6 million the province has committed to cover the scanner’s annual operating costs.
  • Ontario’s health care budget will total $53.8 billion in 2017–18 — a 3.8 per cent increase from the previous year.
  • The province also plans to invest an additional $9 billion over 10 years in capital grants to hospitals to build modern infrastructure. About 34 hospital projects are now underway across the province.

LEARN MORE

 2017 Ontario Budget

Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care

For more information contact Brian Band, Director of Communications, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault, (705) 675-1914 or bband@liberal.ola.org

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Job Posting: Geriatrician

Looking for an exciting career opportunity? Come work at a hospital where you can make a difference, working with an interdisciplinary team and building a geriatric rehabilitation program to service the frail elderly in our community.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury is a 64-bed rehabilitative care facility that has transitioned over 2000 people back to home or community since it opened in 2009, with an average patient age of 81 years.  We are in the process of expanding our medical service to include a fully functional geriatric rehabilitation unit.  The scope of practice for the Geriatrician will include the diagnosis, treatment, health promotion and prevention of disease and disability in elderly population ranging.  The Geriatrician will deal with health problems that frequently affect older adults, such as pain, falls, memory loss, incontinence and medication side effects, as well as evaluating elderly patients’ ability for self-care.

This attractive opportunity offers the following incentives:

  • Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre already has a Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit (GRU), which requires the influence of a Geriatrician to achieve its full potential.
  • There is a full-time Geriatric Assessor on site assigned to the team of the Geriatrician.
  • There is a fully functioning interdisciplinary team already in place, consisting of Physicians, RNs, RPNs, Consultant Geriatric Pharmacist, OTs, PTs, Dietitian, Social Worker, Chaplain, and Recreational Therapy.
  • Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has established close working relationships with the two Geriatricians in the community (at Health Sciences North and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre)
  • Positive work-life balance with no on-call responsibilities, and flexibility in your work schedule.
  • Guaranteed salary in AFP

Additional opportunities include the possibility of faculty appointment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).  Health Sciences North (HSN) and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NE SGC) are teaching affiliates and there is an opportunity to supervise medical trainees, and actively participate in the ongoing development and supervision of trainees in the Family Medicine PGY3 year of Enhanced Skills in Care of the Elderly.  Research opportunities are also available with HSN’s affiliated research, HSNRI and NOSM.

Interested applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Must have completed their specialist training in geriatric medicine and/or internal medicine with experience in Geriatric Care.
  • Possess or be eligible for membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and/or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, in good standing
  • Proficiency in the English language. Proficiency in French would be considered an asset.

Set in a recreational paradise, Sudbury is known for its exceptional quality of life, crystal clear lakes, parklands, scenic attractions and magnificent wilderness surroundings. With 330 lakes, world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and four-season outdoor adventures, Greater Sudbury will impress the outdoor enthusiasts to the leisure seekers.  Sudbury has something for everyone. Sudbury is a bilingual community, and offers a variety of excellent elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education institutions.  Home of Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province, Science North maintains the second and eighth largest science centres in Canada.  Science North, featuring an IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and Special Exhibits Hall, and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel, an earth sciences centre.

If you are currently practicing or within one year of graduating, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre would cover travel and accommodation expenses for both you and your spouse to come and explore this practice opportunity and the City of Greater Sudbury.  Relocation assistance is also available to the successful candidate.  Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to the Chief of Staff, Dr. Maurice St. Martin, by e-mail to mcarrier@sjsudbury.com   or by fax to 705-674-9550.  All qualified individuals will be contacted.

2017-04-13T13:45:44+00:00 April 13th, 2017|St. Joseph’s CCC News|

Find out about St. Joseph’s Health Centre!

St. Joseph’s Health Centre will be hosting a Board and standing committee recruitment meet and great!

We welcome all interested individuals to please come to find out more about St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliated organizations including:  St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

Meet and Greet

Date:  March 22, 2017

Time:  6:30pm to 7:30 pm

Location:  1140 South Bay Road, Sudbury – Boardroom (lower floor at the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Cenre)

For further information please contact Tanya Gil-Alfau, Board Liaison at 705-674-2846 ext. 2104.

We look forward to seeing you there!  All are welcome.

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF SAULT STE. MARIE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

(February 2017, Sudbury, ON)  –  Festive gatherings of residents, patients, family members and staff award recipients and nominees were held in the month of February 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: Jennifer Gosselin, Social Worker (SJHC), Cyndi Cunningham, RPN (SJCCC), Hilary Grieve, Recreation Therapist (SJCCC), Vicki Guilbeault, Life Enrichment Assistant (SJV), Nicole Jarbeau, Registered Practical Nurse (SJV), Renee Lamoureux, Personal Care Assistant (SJV), Kristine Lapointe, Environmental Services Assistant (SJV), Shelby Barnes, Food Services Assistant (VSGV), Paulette Forget, Personal Care Assistant (VSGV), Maria-Luisa Obias, Environmental Services Assistant (VSGV) and Trevor Martel, Environmental Services Manager (VSGV).  A special award was presented to Dr. David Sivers for his many years of dedicated service and loyalty to the organization.

“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.

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St. Joseph’s Foundation 2016 Gala – $100,000 raised!

2016 gala cheque presentation

From left to right (back):  Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa, Melanie Kanerva, Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Jeanne Warwick-Conroy, Past Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa

(front):  Fred Labelle, Harriet Dempsey and Nancy Murray, residents at St. Joseph’s Villa

January 19, 2017 -Melanie Kanerva, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation and Jeanne Warwick-Conroy, Past Chair and Co-Chairs of the 2016 St. Joseph’s Gala present a cheque in the amount of $100,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator and Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator of St. Joseph’s Villa.  The funds raised will be placed towards the purchase of new furnishings for St. Joseph’s Villa.

St. Joseph’s Foundation hosted their Annual Gala dinner and dance on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Caruso Club in Sudbury.  The gala event was attended by over three hundred guests who indulged in wonderful food, and were treated to live music to dance the night away!    The elegant event created memories of an enchanting evening spent in the spirit of giving.

“Due to the generosity of the many sponsors, donors and attendees, this year’s event raised $100,000 which will go toward the purchase of new furnishings for St. Joseph’s Villa” noted Melanie Kanerva, St. Joseph’s Foundation Chair. “Our gratitude is sincerely extended to all those who gave of their time and money.”

St. Joseph’s Villa is a 128-beds long-term care home located on South Bay Road which opened in 2003 and has been home to hundreds of residents over the past 13 years.  “The current furnishings are worn and need to be replaced.  New furnishings will certainly enhance the home-like environment and ensure the safety of our residents” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator.

The Co-Chairs would like to thank everyone for their kind contributions and for spending an evening with them!  They look forward to seeing you at the next gala taking place on October 21, 2017!

St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury is a registered charity that promotes the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph.  As a faith based non-profit Foundation, it provides services and programs that are not covered by government funding or operational revenues for St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.  Donations can be made by going to the website https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-josephs-foundation-of-sudbury/ .

 

Hyndman family donates funds to St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre to help others on their rehabilitation journey!

November 2016

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From left to right:  William (Ted) Ted Hyndman, Mikale Robitaille, Physiotherapist, Alison Young, Rehabilitation Assistant , Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Lynne Scarsellone, Director of Care

Mr. William (Ted) Hyndman’s family donated $7,000 to St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre which was placed towards the purchase of a recumbent cross trainer. The NuStep provides safe and effective exercise for individuals of all fitness and ability levels and is a very welcomed addition to our rehabilitation program.

2016-11-23T13:29:33+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s CCC News|

St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Social Committee celebrates Halloween at St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa

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(Sudbury) October 31, 2016 – The Halloween spirit was alive and well at St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa as social committee members delivered over 1000 candy grams to residents, patients, staff and volunteers.

 

Wishes Are Coming True at St. Joseph’s Health Centre!

July 13, 2016 – Senior’s Month ended on a high note at St. Joseph’s Health Centre with three separate resident and patient wishes being granted through the organizations’ annual Make a Wish Program.

The Make a Wish Program was introduced at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2015 with the goal to enrich the lives of its residents and patients by providing opportunities for unique and meaningful life experiences.  The Make a Wish Committee selects one resident from each of St. Gabriel’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Villa as well as one patient from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre during senior’s month and fulfill their special wish.

It is heartwarming to see the expressions each year on the faces of the winners and to know that this program is made possible from the donations received through the organizations Special Needs Fund; a fund that staff of St. Joseph’s Health Centre support through payroll deduction.

What were the 2016 winning wishes?

At St. Gabriel’s Villa, Mr. Raymond Marcotte is preparing for a convertible ride where he will listen to his favorite “tunes” and feel the wind against his face the way he used to as a young man.  Belanger Ford in Chelmsford will be helping to make Ray’s wish come true by providing the convertible for the ride.

 Make a wish 2017_VSGV

Albert Lamirande of St. Joseph’s Villa is preparing for an afternoon in downtown Sudbury, his old “stomping grounds” as part of his winning wish.  He wants to see how much the downtown has changed and will either take in a movie, a lunch out, or perhaps both!

Make a Wish SJV June 2016

On June 22nd at the Senior’s Month BBQ, it was announced that Carol Werbowsky was this year’s recipient of the Make A Wish initiative at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.  Co-Patient Wendy Field nominated Carol for the wish.  Wendy’s wish for Carol is to receive a manicure, pedicure and some extra pampering during the year.

Make a Wish SJCCC June 2016

St. Joseph’s Health Centre welcomes new Board members

July 8, 2016 – Linda Wilson, Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Board members.

Ray Hunt: Chief Administrative Officer with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Andre Durette: Director of Human Resources at Cambrian College

Guy Beaulieu: Vice President of Operations, Bonaventure Property Management Inc. and Vice President and comptroller of Pijo Investments Ltd.

Gloria Richer: Retired Critical Care Registered Nurse and the former Site Administrator of St. Joseph’s Villa

These appointments were endorsed by the Board of Directors at its special meeting on June 22, 2016 and confirmed by our sponsor, the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario during their annual general meeting held on June 27, 2016.

The St. Joseph’s family of operations provides long-term care and continuing care at three facilities.  These include St. Joseph’s Villa, (SJV), a 128-bed long-term care home; St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC), a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital; and Villa Gabriel Villa (VSGV), a 128-bed long-term care home located in Chelmsford.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) provides management, human resources and financial services to these facilities.

Highlights from the special annual meeting:

  • Joseph’s Health Centre was awarded the prestigious Community Builder’s Award in the category of Health Care
  • Joseph’s Health Centre was also presented with the Chair’s award from Maison Vale Hospice at their annual gala that took place on November 19, 2015
  • Joseph’s Villa was awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in October 215
  • The Montessori Programming for dementia was introduced at St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa. The goals of this initiative are:  improving quality of life for our residents, as well as caregiver satisfaction for staff, volunteers and family members.
  • St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is working towards implementing a new Most Responsible Physician model which will enhance the consistency of care for our patients.
  • Villa St. Gabriel Villa celebrated its 5th anniversary on March 30, 2016.
  • Over the course of the past year, hand hygiene audits were conducted at all sites as per practice and the following awards were presented:
    • the annual award for the “Most Improved” and the “Best Overall” Hand Hygiene Infection Control Championship Award was presented to Gardenway neighbourhood staff at SJV with a 99% compliance rate.  The plaques were awarded on May 18th to the day and afternoon shift staff.
    • Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s level 1 and 2 tied for second place – “Best Overall” with a compliance rate of 96%.  St. Joseph’s Villa’s Hillcrest and Sunnyside neighbourhoods tied for 3rdplace with a compliance rate of 95%.
    • Joseph’s Villa’s Lakeview and Sunnyside neighbourhoods tied for second place for most improved.  St. Joseph’s Villa’s Hillcrest neighbourhood came in third place.

The St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors looks forward to another exciting and challenging year through its efforts to continue providing high quality care to those we serve and identifying the unmet health care needs in the community.  We will do this by continuing to work with our staff, physicians, volunteers, community partners and new Board members as we continue to Care… Beyond The Moment.