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Flu Shot Winners 2015


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!

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Wins Big


St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre wins big at the Ontario Hospital Association Health Achieve Conference in Toronto

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury, the only stand-alone complex continuing care hospital in the North East, was honoured twofold this week at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Annual Health Achieve Conference in Toronto.

The Ontario Hospital Association’s Small, Rural and Northern Provincial Leadership Council announced that the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s Guardian Angel Program submission was chosen as this year’s winner of the OHA’s Small Rural and Northern Health Award for Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes innovation, leadership and excellence in the delivery of patient care within a small, rural and/or northern community.

SJCCC developed and implemented the Guardian Angel Program in response to an identified need in the kind care and support being offered to patients whose deaths were expected in the next 10 to 14 days and the care and support offered to families and staff members in the days following the patients death. The program enhances the patient’s end of life experience, the family’s satisfaction, and the quality of care they receive while they are keeping vigil and while they are grieving.

“We are truly honoured by this award. Our staff have worked diligently in developing this program which was also implemented at our sister facilities, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa. In addition, the SJCCC’s Guardian Angel Program is part of a five-year research project being led by the Centre for Education and Research and Aging and Health (CERAH). The aim of the research project is to identify and implement components of a successful palliative care program in each of the participating long-term care homes”, explained Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO.

Secondly, the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre with the 2013 Quality Health Care Workplace Award – Bronze category. This award recognizes the organization’s efforts to improve SJCCC’s workplace in ways that contribute to the healthcare providers’ quality of work life and the quality of care and services they deliver. Ms. Palkovits indicated that “this recognition reinforces our organization’s efforts to improve the quality of work life for all our staff and physicians through our Caring Beyond the Moment initiative”. SJCCC was commended for its commitment to ensuring a quality healthcare workplace.

Ehren Baldauf, Board Chair of the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, commented that he is “very proud of the SJCCC and the awards that it has received today. It is apparent that a lot of work has been done within the SJCCC since its inception 4 years ago. The Board compliments the management team, staff and physicians for their heartfelt commitment to our patients and those we serve.”

Your collective dedication to St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has earned us these noteworthy merits. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the management team, thank you for… Caring Beyond the Moment.

2015-03-19T19:25:56+00:00 November 5th, 2013|St. Joseph’s CCC News|

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Celebrates 3rd Year Anniversary

Rehabilitation at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre provides the key to go home.

Violet Pevato suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, a condition which can immobilize her. In fact, at one point, she literally could no longer walk. following an emergency sty in hospital, Mrs. Prevato was referred to the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre in order to commence rehabilitation in the Assess Restore Program.


“We wish more people knew about the great work that you do.” – Leo and Violet Prevato


“The process begins right away,” stated Violet Prevato, who is now happily living at home with her husband Leo. Upon her admission, a plan of action was put into place immediately and a team of nurses, recreational therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists collaborated together in order to plan Mrs. Prevato’s rehabilitative goals. After approximately two months of therapy, Mrs. Prevato was ready to go home. “In preparation for discharge, staff from the SJCCC came to my home in order to assess my needs. They made recommendations and offered suggestions for both Leo and me. This was very helpful and provided us with the tools we needed to support me at home.”

When asked about the over-all experience, Mrs. Prevato simply stated, “It was just wonderful. It was excellent.” Mrs. Prevato, a former nurse herself, credits the intensity of the programming and the staff’s high level of quality care for her successful rehabilitation. “I definitely recommend the SJCCC as a first-choice option in our community.”

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, on South Bay Road in Sudbury, is northeastern Ontario’s only continuing care hospital (64 beds) offering slow-paced rehabilitation programs for patients whose conditions prevent participation in an intensive rehabilitation environment. The goal is to provide active rehabilitation so patients can transition to lower levels of care or back to independent living in the community or their home.

In addition to the Assess and Restore Program, the SJCCC also offers a Geriatric Rehabilitation program. This is a slow-paced rehabilitation program that provides specialized geriatric rehabilitation for frail older persons who cannot tolerate the intensity and frequency of regular stream rehabilitation program and require inpatient therapy and management of geriatric conditions that threaten an older individual’s ability to return to independent living in the community. This past year alone, the SJCCC has discharged a total of 250 patients from its programs.

“We are pleased that as an organization, we have been able to step up to the plate in order to assist in meeting the unmet needs of the community. The Board and Staff have shown initiative in addressing the challenge by continuing to work with the Sudbury health care system to develop programs that benefit some of our most vulnerable citizens while at the same time assisting to alleviate the pressures of the ALC situation,” says Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

For more information or to find out how you can be referred to one of the programs at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, please contact: 705-674-2846, or the Northeast Community Care Access Centre at: 705-522-3460.

2016-10-13T08:45:10+00:00 June 25th, 2012|St. Joseph’s CCC News|

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary

(SUDBURY) – June 1, 2010 – Thomas Orendorff, Board Chair and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO gathered today with health care professionals, Board and Foundation members and community partners to mark the first anniversary of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre. The celebration also highlighted the good works of St. Joseph’s Foundation.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital officially opened its doors on June 1st, 2009. Since that time, it has developed 2 unique programs; the medically complex program and the functional enhancement program. A third program, the geriatric rehabilitation program to help assist CCC patients attain their maximum rehabilitation potential is under development. The hospital has a full complement of patients and has transitioned 48 patients through their system since its inception. “These are 48 individuals who otherwise would most likely have continued to have been at the Sudbury Regional Hospital but who are now in a more appropriate setting including either home, retirement living or long-term care” said Thomas Orendorff.

“The seed to develop SJCCC stemmed from the Government of Ontario’s Health Service Restructuring Commission” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits. As a cost savings solution to the building of the one-site acute hospital HRSRH “St. Joseph’s Health Centre proposed to build and operate 64 Complex Continuing Care (CCC) beds on South Bay Road, as an addition to St. Joseph’s Villa rather than remain in the Sisters’ Tower”. Approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, construction began in October 2007.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is supported by St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury whose mission is to fund care initiatives not traditionally supported through government operating dollars that enhance the delivery of care – body, mind and spirit, to patients and their families. Since 2004, the Foundation has raised nearly $300,000 which has been placed towards the purchase of capital equipment and furniture. In order to do this the Foundation held a number of events including, “First, in 2007, in order to raise funds for an Arjo therapeutic tub, an event was held to break a Guinness Book of World Record. The event involved preparing the largest slab of fudge that weighted in at 5050 lbs. This event was speared headed by Gerry Lougheed Jr. and under his leadership and enthusiasm managed to raise $26,000. In 2008, our gala, which was an enormous success, under the leadership of Jeanne Warwick and myself, garnered $68,500. Portions of those funds were placed towards the purchase of 8 sit-to-stand lifts” stated Melanie Kanerva, Foundation Chair.

2016-10-13T08:45:10+00:00 June 1st, 2010|St. Joseph’s CCC News|