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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/ .

 

Coniston Senior’s and Golden Age Club donate to St. Joseph’s Villa

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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.

2016-12-02T13:58:21+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|St. Joseph’s Foundation News, St. Joseph’s Villa 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.

 

St. Joseph’s Villa – Recipient of the Dr. Edward J. Conroy Community Leadership Award 2016

Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Villa!huntington-university-dr-conroy-award-september-2016

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

Overview

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.

2016-10-13T08:44:55+00:00 October 4th, 2016|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s Villa News|

Make a Wish Program Recipient at St. Joseph’s Villa

August 2016

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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.

2016-10-13T08:44:55+00:00 August 25th, 2016|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s Villa News|

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.

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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.

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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.