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Mental Health First Aid training at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre

Mental Health Seminar June 2016

June 2016 – As a valued Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Benefit Plan Member, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has been chosen by the OHA, in partnership with Desjardins Insurance, is one of only six hospitals in the province, and the only hospital in the Northeast LHIN, to participate in its Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) pilot program.  This program was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is considered the ‘gold standard’ in the field.  The intent of the training is to help managers and supervisors recognize and deal with the increasing incidents of mental health issues experienced by their staff.

Many people have had physical first aid training to learn how to help an injured person while waiting for paramedics to arrive.  Similarly, the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program trains participants to assist someone with mental health problems until appropriate support is found or until their immediate crisis is resolved.

Evidence has shown that individuals who participate in the MHFA program have significantly greater recognition of the most common mental health illnesses and problems.  They also have decreased social distance from people with mental health issues, increased confidence in providing help to others, and a demonstrated increase in helpful actions.

“Where mental health issues can be ‘normalized’ as common health problems, stigma is reduced and people are more likely to talk about and seek help for their conditions.  The MHFA program teaches attendees to recognize the symptoms of mental health disorders and help prevent them from becoming more serious.   Managers and supervisors with this training will be better able to promote the recovery of good mental health in the workplace by providing support to employees in distress,” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.  “We are excited to have been selected by the OHA and Desjardins Insurance to participate in this pilot project.”

St. Joseph’s Health Centre oversees the operation of St. Joseph’s Villa (a 128-bed long term care home) and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (a 64-bed continuing care hospital) in Sudbury, and Villa St. Gabriel Villa (a 128-bed long term care home) in Chelmsford.  The management teams of all four organizations will be participating in the Mental Health First Aid program on June 8th and 9th at the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre site.

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Staff Celebrated at Annual Staff Recognition and Perfect Attendance Event 2016

May 25, 2016 – St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel staff gathered for an evening of festivities to celebrate their years of service and perfect attendance.

Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator stated, “It is clear to me that over the years, you have upheld and continue to maintain our values of service, integrity, dignity and excellence. Truly, the sum of all your time, effort and devotion has resulted in the continued success of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa and for this, I thank you!”

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The St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s “Caring Beyond the Moment” team supports the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Event

 

Big Bike 2016

May 19, 2016 – Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO thanked staff who participated and/or donated towards this year’s Heart and Stroke Big Bike team  – “Caring Beyond the Moment”.

The event was a great success.  The team raised $4021.00, nearly doubling last year’s amount and won the award for best “team spirit”.  Congratulations and great team work toward a worthwhile community event.

St. Joseph’s Villa Staff – Hand Hygiene Infection Control Champions!

SJV Hand Hygiene Infection Control Champions! May 2016

May 18, 2016 – St. Joseph’s Villa (Gardenway) staff receive the annual “Most Improved” and the “Best Overall” Hand Hygiene Infection Control Championship Award with a 99% compliance rate.

The evidence based Just Clean Your Hands program, launched by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in 2008 which was developed to help reduce health care-associated infections, has become a friendly competition between St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa staff.

St. 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 3rd place with a compliance rate of 95%

St. 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.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all staff for “Just Cleaning Your Hands!” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre.   Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections.  Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming more difficult, if not impossible, to treat.  Over the past years, our organizations have implemented strategies to increase our hand hygiene compliance rates.  The data demonstrates that our strategies have and continue to be very successful.

National Volunteer Week April 10-16, 2016

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THANK YOU for being the “roots of strong communities” and for “Caring…beyond the Moment“!

 

 

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Governance Volunteers

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South Bay Site Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre & St. Joseph’s Villa)

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Villa St. Gabriel Villa Site Volunteers

 

Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Awards for Excellence

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Award for Excellence is a very prestigious award in that it is a Legacy Award building on the history of the good works of the Sisters in Sudbury who founded the Sudbury General Hospital of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1950.  This work continues in our ability to live out our Mission and how we respond to the needs of our residents, patients, volunteers, visitors and staff at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre & St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Recipients 2015-16

Michelle Edwards, Food Services Manager, SJHC

TIffany St. Germain, RPN, SJCCC

Carson Frattini, Building Services Assistant, SJCCC

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from  left to right:  Michelle Edwards, Tiffany St. Germain, Carson Frattini & Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO
2016-10-13T08:45:01+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s CCC News|