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We want to hear from you: Tell us how we're doing in our COVID responseJuly 6, 2020
Grand River Hospital invites feedback from you on our response to COVID-19, from the community’s perspective. Through this survey, we hope that you can provide your thoughts about what went well and what can be improved. This feedback will be used to help guide planning for the future.
Grand River Hospital is helping find a potential treatment for COVID-19July 3, 2020
Grand River Hospital (GRH), in partnership with 50 other academic and community hospitals across Canada and New York, is participating in a study on the effects of convalescent plasma as a treatment method for COVID-19.
Stroke month: How acting FAST saved Susan Udema's lifeJune 26, 2020
Susan Udema was at home getting ready for a regular shopping trip, when her grandson noticed that something was very wrong. Susan was unable to walk and was having trouble speaking. Recognizing that she was experiencing a health emergency, her grandson quickly called 911 and an ambulance arrived to take Susan to the emergency department at GRH.
Grand River Hospital wishes everyone a safe and happy PrideJune 1, 2020
On behalf of Ron Gagnon, President and CEO, and the entire GRH community, we are proud to recognize the LGBTQ2+ community and show our support during Pride month.
A great escape: GRH OR and PACU teams bring a new approach to educational simulationsMay 26, 2020
It was a great escape! GRH's Operating Room team recently transformed their spaces into escape rooms, as the OR and PACU teams worked together to beat the clock and complete a list of education puzzles in a new approach to educational simulations. Engaging all staff members, simulations like this one are safe spaces for staff to learn and review in a hands-on learning environment, enhancing patient safety while focusing on continuous quality improvement and patient-centered care.
Grand River Hospital is reprocessing used N95 masks in preparation for global shortageMay 19, 2020
In preparation for a global shortage of personal protective equipment, GRH has begun reprocessing N95 masks and now has more than 1000 reprocessed masks available to support care if these resources become needed.
Lazaridis Family Foundation provides funds and expertise to help hospitals in Waterloo Region, Grey and Bruce counties accelerate preparation plans for COVID-19May 11, 2020
An $8.5-million series of gifts from the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Family Foundation has benefitted local hospitals in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Equitable Life of Canada donates $4.6 million to support health care in Waterloo RegionMay 7, 2020
Grand River Hospital Foundation is honoured to announce a gift from Equitable Life of Canada for a total of $4.6 million.
GRH implements new process for hazardous drugs, making it safer and saving vital PPE to support the frontlines during COVID-19May 4, 2020
COVID-19 has brought many changes to local care environments, including the need to equip staff with the protective gear they need to be safe while providing care to patients. So when our pharmacy and cancer care teams saw an opportunity to make the hazardous drug process safer and save N95 masks, both teams rolled up their sleeves and got to work with a sense of urgency. The clock was ticking.
Patient-based simulations keep GRH staff and physicians prepared to respond during COVID-19April 29, 2020
As our health care workers adjust to the new reality of COVID-19, staff and physicians at GRH are busy using scenario-based simulations to practice how to respond to the critical care events they are used to, with new protocols and gear designed to keep them safe.