St. Joseph’s Health Centre launches its new Strategic Directions for 2019-2024
On March 19, 2019, also known as the Feast of St. Joseph’s Day, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliate organizations, St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa launched its new strategic Directions for 2019-2024.
“As proud as we are of the past, we’re even more excited about what’s ahead for St. Joseph’s Health Centre. We have a new vision for the next 5 years – Making Lives Matter…compassionate care, innovation and discovery. In order to make lives matter, we will build on the strong tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie – which in essence means we have big shoes to fill.” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator.
At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, we see ourselves, as two long-term care homes and a hospital that show leadership in finding fresh solutions to improve care; one that embraces our diverse community, respecting and responding to their needs. We are a hospital that partners effectively with other health care and community organizations so that patients can receive support, when, where and how they need it. We are two long-term care homes that foster quality care, ensuring we provide the best possible care experiences that meet the unique needs of each and every one of our residents. And, we are a place where everyone – our staff, doctors, students and volunteers – are focused on creating positive changes to meet the evolving needs of not only our patients and residents but also of our community.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre is looking forward to working with our community partners as we strive to Make Lives Matter – through compassionate care, innovation and discovery.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Linda Wilson, Past Board Chair, Normand Lachance and Maurice Bourdon residents at St. Joseph’s Villa and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President & CEO / Administrator
LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Marleau, Board Chair, Patricia Mackay, patient at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, Linda Wilson, Past Board Chair and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President & CEO / Administrator
LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Marleau, Board Chair, Theresa Lachance resident at Villa St. Gabriel Villa
and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President & CEO / Administrator
St. Joseph’s Health Centre honours its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week!
South Bay Campus
Villa St. Gabriel Villa Site
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 “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. 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. Thank you for being a valued and integral part of our community!
Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Sault Ste. Marie Awards of Excellence
●St. Joseph’s Health Centre ●St. Joseph’s Villa
●St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre ● Villa St. Gabriel Villa
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF SAULT STE. MARIE
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
(February 2019 – Sudbury, ON) – The annual Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Awards for Excellence were held in the month of February.
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:
Kim Long, Director of Human Resources
Mary Carriere,Registered Practical Nurse
Jody Cooley,Environmental Services Assistant
Brendan Scharf,Personal Care Assistant
Claire Vincent-Viau,Volunteer Coordinator
Joanne Keminen,Registered Nurse
Varsha Vargheese,Registered Nurse
Samantha Barrie,Registered Practical Nurse
Lindsey Castonguay,Personal Care Assistant
Jessica Peerla,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 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.
Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Education Bursary Program – Recipient Awarded $1,000 bursary!
Media Release – September 2018
St. Joseph’s Health Centre established an annual 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 recipient is Josée-Anne Asselin, PCA at Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Congratulations Josée-Anne! Thank you for continuing your life-long learning efforts.
Right to left: Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, Josée-Anne Asselin and Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre