Residents, staff and volunteers wished Dr. Dave Sivers a happy retirement and bid Dr. Raymond Jacques farewell at an event held on June 13, 2107.
VSGV Whitson Neighbourhood Staff
VSGV Whitewater Neighbourhood Staff
Congratulations to the Villa St. Gabriel Villa Whitewater Neighbourhood staff who received the annual “Most Improved” and the Villa St. Gabriel Villa Whitson Neighbourhood staff who won the “Highest Overall” Hand Hygiene Infection Control Championship Awards for the St. Joseph’s Health Centre organizations this year.
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 over the past years.
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” stated Ms. Palkovits.
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.
(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.
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/ .
(Sudbury) December 2016 – In the spirit of the Christmas season, residents, staff and volunteers decorated the annual Giving Tree. Items collected under the tree will be donated to The Inner City Home of Sudbury.
From left to right: Jennifer Gosselin, Social Worker, Monica Gagnon, Beryl Moore and Roger Leveille, Site Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa
Monica Gagnon and Beryl Moore from the Coniston Senior’s and Golden Age Club present a cheque in the amount of $400.00 to Roger Leveille, Site Administrator and Jennifer Gosselin, Social Worker. The money will be placed towards the purchase of Christmas gifts for St. Joseph’s Villa residents.
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
(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.
Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Villa!
left to right: Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor, Huntington University, Linda Wilson, Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Villa, Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, Roger Leveille, Site Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa , Dr. Edward J. Conroy, Chancellor Emeritus, Huntington University
September 29, 2016 – Huntington University is proud to host the 2nd annual Dr. Edward J. Conroy Distinguished Lecture Series and Community Leadership Awards. This prestigious event and awards program celebrates local residents and groups who demonstrate true leadership through community action.
Dr. Edward J. Conroy is a well-respected criminal and civil litigation lawyer and partner in the firm Conroy Trebb Scott Hurtubise LLP. He is also past president of the Sudbury Law Association.
Dr. Conroy is one of the founders of Huntington University and served as a member of the Board of Regents prior to his appointment as the university’s third Chancellor. In 1995 Huntington presented him with an Honourary Doctorate of Sacred Letters, and most recently he was named Chancellor Emeritus.
In May 2015, Huntington University celebrated the launch of the Dr. Edward J. Conroy Distinguished Lecture Series and Community Leadership Awards, established in recognition of Dr. Conroy’s outstanding leadership in the community and dedication to our university. He continues to be a strong supporter of many community events and causes.
St. Joseph’s Villa
St. Joseph’s Villa is a long-term care home that opened its doors on December 1st, 2003 to 128 residents. St. Joseph’s Villa is a Centre of Excellence in Aging and Wellness in Northeastern Ontario. The facility was built with four 32 bed resident home areas, which reflect through design, a comfortable, familiar and home-like environment.
As a long term care facility, it provides 24 hour nursing care, support for activities of daily living, life enrichment services including physical activities, therapy services, meal services and accommodations.
Opportunities exist for student placements from local educational institutions as well as volunteer positions for all ages. St. Joseph’s Villa has working partnerships with Sudbury’s post-secondary institutions, including Huntington University, and provides opportunities for student placements and research guided projects.
Guided by its core values of service, integrity, dignity and excellence, their approach to holistic care respects the unique needs of each resident and fosters the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of residents, families / friends, staff and volunteers.
August 9th was a special day for St. Joseph’s Villa resident Albert Lamirande. It is the day his wish came true through St. Joseph’s Health Centres’ Make a Wish Program. In July it was announced that Albert’s wish of spending the afternoon in downtown Sudbury and ending the evening with a nice dinner had been chosen as this years’ winning wish. The Make a Wish Program was introduced at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2015 in an effort to enrich the lives of residents and patients by providing opportunity for unique and meaningful life experiences or a new opportunity. Albert’s wish held significance in that as a younger man he spent a lot of time downtown and he had wanted to see how much it had changed over the years. Albert visited a number of different downtown locations throughout the afternoon including the Rainbow Centre, splash pad, took in a movie and ended the evening with a steak dinner at the Keg with St. Joseph’s Villa Staff Allanah O’Brien and his niece and nephew. Earlier in the day a special lunch was also provided to Albert and his primary care giver Jessica Peerla. Mr. Lamirande was totally thrilled and sated at the end of the day.