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GRH places second among Ontario hospitals for blood donation in 2016January 16, 2017
GRH staff rolled up their sleeves in 2016, giving the second highest total of blood out of 29 participating Ontario hospitals.
GRH and University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy celebrate partnershipJanuary 11, 2017
Grand River Hospital and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy hosted an appreciation reception yesterday at GRH in celebration and acknowledgement of the teaching and research partnership between the two organizations.
GRH community smashes food bank donation goal and recordDecember 23, 2016
GRH’s staff drive to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region this holiday season has ended with a 35 per cent boost in contributions over last year’s campaign
Mr. and Mrs. Claus leave the North Pole to visit kids at GRHDecember 23, 2016
Some young patients in GRH’s Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario’s (POGO) cancer clinic for children got a special treat today as they spent some time with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The visit happened through “Clarky’s Kids”, a partnership in support of children with cancer with former Kitchener Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jacket David Clarkson.
NICU grad Blake Morton helps this year’s babies celebrate a happy holidayDecember 23, 2016
GRH’s neonatal intensive care unit was there to care for Blake Morton in his early days. That’s why the 17 year old was so compelled to give back to the unit this holiday season.
Freeport staff brings holiday cheer and a holiday meal to patientsDecember 22, 2016
The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend with your loved ones, drinking, eating and being merry. But some people aren’t always able to spend the holidays in their home if they need to receive care. Thankfully, mental health and recreational therapist staff at GRH’s Freeport Campus help to bring holiday cheer and a good holiday meal to their patients to make the season special.
Freeport security officer Kerry Sheppard wins latest GRH award of excellenceDecember 13, 2016
Kerry Sheppard is adding to the accolades that GRH security team members have received over the years. Kerry is the latest winner of Grand River Hospital’s award of excellence for his compassionate support of patients.
Partnership provides naloxone rescue kits to emergency patients at risk of an opioid overdoseDecember 12, 2016
Care providers at Grand River Hospital’s emergency department have a new harm reduction tool to help save the lives of people at risk of an opioid overdose.
New report shows cancer screening participation in Waterloo Wellington could be improvedDecember 7, 2016
The number of people newly diagnosed with cancer in Ontario has increased over the last two decades and will continue to rise, largely due to an aging population. Certain cancers can be prevented or detected earlier by regular screening, but according to a new report released today by Cancer Care Ontario, many eligible Ontarians aren’t up to date with their screening tests.
GRH donors get great results during November blood driveDecember 5, 2016
When asked to roll up their sleeves in a special bid to support the blood supply, GRH’s people responded in a great way!