Filles D’Isabelle Cercle D’Youville 1377 donate to Villa St. Gabriel Villa
Media Release – December 2017
Hermance De Lafontaine (Régente) from the Filles D’Isabelle Cercle D’Youville 1377 presents a cheque in the amount of $1000 to Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator. Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Education Bursary Program – 3 Recipients Awarded $1,000 bursaries!
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.
Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation
Media Release – (Sudbury) August 21, 2017
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.
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.