Congratulations Carole Vachon – Winner of $2,755.00 from the fifth St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw

Media Release:  December 2021

Carole Vachon Cheque presentation

From left to right: Barb Desjardins, VP Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer and Carole Vachon

Congratulations to Carole Vachon who takes home $2,755.00. Mrs. Vachon has a personal connection with St. Joseph’s as her brother was a resident at St. Joseph’s Villa.
Remember to purchase your tickets for our next draw that ends on December 31st with an early bird draw on December 15th. Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca. All dollars go directly to the purchase of equipment for our residents and patients.

Thank you for supporting St. Joseph’s of Sudbury.

Media Contact: Tanya Gil-Alfau
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
tgilalfau@sjsudbury.com

Celebrating a milestone at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s Clarion Hotel Transitional Hospital Site

Media Release:  December 2, 2021

85 year-old Jacqueline Lynch

Celebrating a milestone!  On December 2, 2021, 85 year-old Jacqueline Lynch had the honour of being the 500th patient discharged from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s Clarion site.  After working closely with the rehab team at the Clarion for the past 8 weeks, Jacqueline is returning to her home in the community.  Jacqueline says she is looking forward to her own bed, the peace of her own home, but most of all, her son’s cooking!

Congratulations Jacqueline!

Background:
St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre of Sudbury (SJCCC) is the only rehabilitative care hospital in the North East. On April 6, 2020, SJCCC expanded its operation to include 60 additional beds in an alternate health facility located at the Clarion hotel. These beds are serving a rehabilitation population in order to free up acute care beds at HSN for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients.
SJCCC, including the 60 beds at the Clarion site, provides specialized care and services to adults requiring slow paced rehabilitative care to maximize their function. The goal is to work with these patients to restore function and transition them back to independent living in the community.

Information:
Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
tgilalfau@sjsudbury.com

2021-12-02T16:10:26-05:00December 2nd, 2021|St. Joseph’s CCC News|

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

This is a Spiritual and Religious Care Dept. initiative on behalf of SJHC, encouraging anyone involved with the organization to give to our community at this time of year.

This year we will be able to give in two different ways:

1. The Giving Tree will be in the Town Square/Lobby as of Thursday November 25th and will once again, be prepared with tags that you may take to purchase the chosen item(s) and return to the boxes under the tree. The Deadline to bring in your item is Thursday, December 16th at noon, at which time we will deliver to the two charities. This deadline will give the charities plenty of time to sort and give to the appropriate individuals and families before Christmas.

2. This Virtual Giving Tree on our website. You will be able to give a financial donation – designating which site you want the donation to go to: SJV, CCC or VSGV. The money gathered at each site will then be given to one of our designees to assist them in providing Christmas for those in need. The money gathered for each organization will go to the designees as described below.

Choose the organization you would like to donate to:

St Josephs Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Villa will be helping
The Inner City Home of Sudbury and Elgin Street Mission.

Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Joseph's Continuing Care Centre Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre will be helping
The Inner City Home of Sudbury and Elgin Street Mission.

Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Gabriels Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year,
Villa St Gabriel Villa
will be helping
The Azilda Food Bank.

Donate Now to the Villa St. Gabriel Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)

Thank You for Your Donation!   Happy Holidays!

A Donation of Christmas Socks for Residents at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Media Release:  November 2021

A Donation of Christmas Socks for Residents at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

17 Christmas stockings were delivered to Villa St. Gabriel Villa on Thursday, November 25th. The socks will be distributed on Christmas Day to residents who do not have family support over the Christmas holiday season. The stockings and donated contents were coordinated by Evelyn Dutrisac, Diane St. Pierre, Julie Desimone from Desimone Foot and Ankle Centre, and Nicole Blais from Goshenite Seniors Services.

Thank you for your collective kindness!

Information:
Tanya Gil-Alfau,
Executive Assistant / Board Liaison
tgilalfau@sjsudbury.com

2021-11-29T16:09:42-05:00November 29th, 2021|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Updated Staff & Visitors Covid-19 Immunization Policy

MEMORANDUM
To: Families & Family Councils (Villa St. Gabriel’s Villa & St. Joseph’s Villa)
Re: Updated Staff & Visitors Covid-19 Immunization Policy
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Family Members / Essential Caregivers:
As you are all aware, we are currently in the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, driven by the Delta variant which is now the predominant strain circulating in Ontario. The Delta variant is more transmissible and may cause more severe disease than the previous strains for the residents living in our long-term care homes, even those who are fully vaccinated.
To this end, we continue to encourage all individuals to get vaccinated as this protects you and your family.
Additionally, in order to balance our residents’ rights to receive visitors of their choice and the right to live in a safe environment, we have revisited our Staff and Visitor(s) COVID-19 Immunization Policy and examined reasonable alternative procedures to ensure the safety of our residents and staff if we allowed unvaccinated essential caregivers/visitors into the facility. As a result of this careful review, the following updated policy has been adopted to provide detailed guidance for Essential Visitors and Essential Caregivers when visiting the Villas. (*Please see attached Policy)
This policy is subject to change due to Ministry directives and/or further Covid-19 outbreaks.
We acknowledge the challenges this pandemic has posed for residents, families and staff and appreciate your continued collaboration in ensuring the health and safety of your loved ones residing in our care is maintained.
Sincerely,
David Paquette
Interim CEO

2021-11-29T13:41:31-05:00November 29th, 2021|COVID-19 News|

Congratulations Riitta Horner Winner of the November $500 Early Bird Draw

Media Release:  November 2021

November Early Bird Winner Riita Horner

From left to right: Riitta Horner and Barb Desjardins, VP Corporate Services

St. Joseph’s of Sudbury is pleased to announce its November Early Bird Winner of its 50/50 Draw. The winner is Riitta Horner who won $500. Lightning does strike twice as Riitta was also the lucky winner of the October Early Bird Draw. St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw is raising funds to improve the safety and comfort of our residents and patients.

The next draw takes place on December 1, 2021.

Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca.

Media Contact:
Tanya Gil-Alfau
Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
tgilalfau@sjsudbury.com

2021-11-16T18:01:13-05:00November 16th, 2021|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

Congratulations Reyna Cabahug – Winner of $3,550.00 from the fourth St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw

Media Release:  November 2021

Reyna Cabahug 50/50 Winner October 2021

From left to right:  Reyna Cabahug and Celia Teale, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury

Congratulations to Reyna Cabahug who takes home $3,550.00.   Remember to purchase your tickets for our next draw that ends on November 30th with an early bird draw on November 15th.  Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca.  All dollars go directly to the purchase of equipment for our residents and patients.

Thank you for supporting St. Joseph’s of Sudbury.

Media Contact: Tanya Gil-Alfau
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
tgilalfau@sjsudbury.com

2021-11-03T12:42:40-05:00November 3rd, 2021|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

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

Media Release:  October 2021

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 recipients are Donna Scott, Chaplain and Alexandra Gosselin, Occupational Health & HR Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Brittany Moffat, PCA at Villa St. Gabriel Villa and Serena Lee, RPN at St. Joseph’s Villa. Congratulations to all! Thank you for continuing your life-long learning efforts.

2021 Bursary Winners

Right to left: Donna Scott and Jo-Anne Palkovits              Jo-Anne Palkovits and Alexandra Gosselin

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2021-10-25T18:47:22-05:00October 25th, 2021|St. Joseph's Health Centre News|