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Villa St. Gabriel Villa Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday!

Media Release – May 2018

Left to right:  Luella Purcell, Carole Poitras, Vermillion Life Enrichment Assistant & Audrey Johnson, daughter of Luella.

Left to right:  Claudette Lacasse, Director of Care, Luella Purcell, resident, & Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator

On the 26th of April, residents, staff and volunteers of Villa St. Gabriel Villa gathered together with the Purcell family to celebrate resident, Luella Purcell’s 100th birthday. The festivities included 100th birthday decorations, cake and beverages, along with live music. Site Administrator, Ray Ingriselli and Director of Care, Claudette Lacasse presented Mrs. Purcell with a certificate of acknowledgment to mark her 100th birthday.  It was a beautiful afternoon and an absolute honour to celebrate this very special milestone with her.

2018-05-11T11:18:59+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

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!

 

2018-05-13T16:03:26+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|

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Education Bursary Program – 3 Recipients Awarded $1,000 bursaries!

Media Release

October 2017 – This past year St. Joseph’s Health Centre established a corporate bursary fund to support education for employees interested in pursuing their own continuing education opportunities.  The bursary is funded through proceeds from a portion of the monthly staff 50/50 draw.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre awards education bursaries to reimburse up to 100% of education costs, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year, incurred by regular full-time or regular part-time employees who choose to pursue:

  • Non-credit development opportunities including conferences, workshops and seminars, or
  • Credit courses or multi-course programs of an academic, professional or business nature.

This year’s recipients are Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services, Sadna Hettiarachchi, Food Services Assistant, St. Joseph’s Villa and Michelle Viel, Personal Care Assistant, Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

Congratulations to our recipients! Thank you for continuing your life-long learning efforts.

Right to left:  Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Right to left:  Michelle Viel, Personal Care Assistant and Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Right to left:  Sadna Hettiarachchi, Food Services Assistant and Roger Leveille, Site Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa

St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury earns National Recognition with the “Gentle Persuasion Approaches Leadership Excellence Person-Centred Care” with Distinction Award

Media Release  – September 2017

Left to right:  Jennifer Gosselin, Social Worker, Yolande Labbe, resident and Hilary Grieve, Recreation Therapist

St Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury was recently honoured with the “GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care” Award and was one of only 4 organizations in Canada to earn the award “with distinction” by the Advanced Gerontological Education Centre. The ‘GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care’ Awards Recognition Program was developed to acknowledge the continuing commitment of organizations who implement Gentle Persuasive Approaches in the dementia care setting.

The award is given in recognition of extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches into organizational policy and processes. St Joseph’s Health Centre has committed to ensuring that every staff member in the organization is given the opportunity to be trained in GPA to ensure that all residents and patients are offered person centred care.

To implement this commitment, the organization has had multiple staff trained as GPA coaches who not only train staff but also act as mentors at the front line and has assigned a GPA Lead role to ensure that training sessions are completed on a monthly (or more) basis. Furthermore, in congruence with GPA philosophy, the organization has also committed to completing a PIECES of my Personhood assessment as residents are admitted. This information is used to understand each resident as a person first, and the information is used to assist staff to understand underlying needs that are causing responsive behaviours. The information collected is used to create a beautiful personalized poster that is placed in the resident’s room with consent which allows all staff members and volunteers get to know our residents, particularly those with dementia, as people first.

https://www.ageinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Awarded_St.JosephsHealthCentre_GPA-Leadership-Excellence-in-Person-Centred-Care_with-distinction.pdf

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Media Release – (Sudbury)  August 21, 2017

Cheque presentation

Dan Boyd and Joe McDonald from Schuster Boyd McDonald present a cheque in the amount of $35,000 to Melanie Kanerva, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.   These funds were raised at the Chip in for Charity Golf tournament sponsored by Schuster Boyd McDonald which took place on August 3rd, 2017 at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club. The monies will be placed towards the purchase of new mattresses for Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

Golf Tournament Winners

Tournament Champions 2017

Pat Laferriere, Jay Jewett, Trent Laferriere and Mike Castron

 

Funds raised by the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury help support St. Joseph’s Health Centre; a non-profit organization that provides services for some of the most vulnerable citizens within the Greater Sudbury Community.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre oversees the operation of the Village of Care Campus located on South Bay Road which includes St. Joseph’s Villa, a 128-bed longterm care home and room with potential growth. In addition, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital, is co-located on this site.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre also operates Villa St. Gabriel Villa, a 128-bed long-term care home located in Chelmsford, Ontario.