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St. Joseph’s Health Centre honours its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week!

April 2018National Volunteer Week at SJHC

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!

Ms. Rayside Balfour donates gardening supplies to Villa St. Gabriel Villa resident

April 2018

Ms. Rayside Balfour donates gardening supplies

From left to right: Mitch Morais, Merilda Godin, Yvonne Brosseau, and Therese Lachance with Chloé Arsenault, Ms. Rayside Balfour.

Chloé Arsenault, Ms. Rayside Balfour, who is competing for Ms. North Ontario, has generously donated gardening supplies to the residents of Villa St. Gabriel Villa for their upcoming planting season. The residents are looking forward to putting the supplies to good use.   Thank you Chloé!

 

2018-08-24T14:00:32+00:00 April 27th, 2018|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Sault Ste. Marie Awards For Excellence

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:

SJHC:

  • Tracy Lessard, Chaplain

SJCCC:

  • Mavia DeNoble, Occupational Therapist
  • Kandy Pedisic, Clinical Lead

SJV:

  • Allanah O’Brien, Life Enrichment Assistant
  • Amanda McKee, Personal Care Assistant
  • Sue Lynn Roy, Personal Care Assistant
  • Karen Redner, Personal Care Assistant

VSGV:

  • 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.

Yvonne Brosseau: Ontario Long-Term Care Association’s (OLTCA) Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

(February 2018)

On December 20th a special ceremony was held to recognize Yvonne Brosseau, this years’ award recipient from Villa St. Gabriel Villa for receiving the OLTCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Yvonne has dedicated her life to her family and work in the community.  After making Villa St. Gabriel Villa her home in 2012 Yvonne has continued her role of service becoming very active in Life Enrichment fundraising initiative as well as the horticulture program.  Congratulations Yvonne on this great accomplishment!

Introduced in 1986 by the Ontario Long Term Care Association, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes residents of Association member homes for their noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding contributions to society and/or their long-term care home.  The certificate and award program has evolved and continues to bestow honour, not only on certificate holders and award winners, but also indirectly on member homes and their staff.

2018-02-05T13:31:28+00:00 February 1st, 2018|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

100th Birthday celebrated at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre

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.

2018-02-05T13:45:02+00:00 November 13th, 2017|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s CCC News|

St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala 2017 – $65,000 Raised!

Media Release – November 2017

From left to right:  Jeanne Warwick-Conroy and Melanie Kanerva

                        St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala Co-Chairs 2017

Photo credit:  Sudbury.com

St. Joseph’s Foundation hosted their Annual Gala dinner and dance on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Caruso Club in Sudbury.  The gala event was attended by over three hundred guests who indulged in delectable 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 over $65,000.  These funds are being placed toward St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre to enhance accessibility for their patients which will build their confidence to embark on their rehabilitative journey to return home. Our gratitude is sincerely extended to all those who gave of their time and money.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital located on South Bay Road. Since opening in August 2009, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre has transitioned 2289 individuals back to the community.  These are individuals who in most cases would have been deemed ALC.

The Co-Chairs would like to thank everyone for their kind contributions and for spending an evening with them!  Mark your calendars! Next year’s Gala is taking place on October 20, 2018.

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/ .