Media Release – June 2021

 SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF SAULT STE. MARIE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The annual Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Awards for Excellence were held in earlier this month. 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 selection criteria was based on “who was the brightest Rock Star on staff during the pandemic and how have they enriched the quality of life for our residents / patients / staff during the pandemic”,

The 2020-21 recipients are:

St. Josephs’ Health Centre

  • Monique Brown, Finance Clerk
  • Chase Coutu, IT System Analyst

St. Joseph’s Villa

  • Renée Bossé, Registered Practical Nurse
  • Donna Desormeaux, Lobby Deputy
  • Laurie Frank, Registered Practical Nurse/Behavioural Support
  • Alicia Prediger, Environmental Services Assistant

Villa St. Gabriel Villa

  • Rebecca Aubrey, Personal Care Assistant
  • Crystal Jonasson, Registered Practical Nurse
  • David Long, Chaplain
  • Josée Park, RAI Coordinator

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre – South Bay Road Site

  • Mike Aniol, Physician
  • Alison Antonio,  Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Linda Masse, RN, Clinical Leader

      St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre – Clarion Site

  • Lyn Garnett, RN, Clinical Manager
  • Cailin Jones, Occupational Therapist

“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 charism 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 serving the most vulnerable and addressing the unmet needs in the community”, said Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator. She further expressed “I would like to congratulate all of our Rock Star staff during this pandemic year, and in particular those selected by their peers for this prestigious award.”

Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients.

SJHC-SSJSSM Awards of Excellence

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

From left to right: Barb Desjardins, VP Corporate Services, Monique Brown, Chase Coutu, Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO

SJV-SSJSSM Awards of Excellence-2

St. Joseph’s Villa

From left to right:  Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, Sr. Mildred Connelly, Board Member, Renée Bossé, Alicia Prediger, Donna Desormeaux, Laurie Frank, Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator

VSGV-SSJSSM Awards of Excellence-3

Villa St. Gabriel Villa

From left to right:  Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, Crystal Jonasson, Josée Park, Rebecca Aubrey, David Long

CCC-SSJSSM Awards of Excellence-4

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre – South Bay Road Site

From left to right:  Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services, Linda Masse, Dr. Mike Aniol, Alison Antonio and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO

CCC Clarion-SSJSSM Awards of Excellence-5

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre – Clarion Site

From left to right:  Kari Gervais, VP Clinical Services, Cailin Jones, Lyn Garnett and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO