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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!
GRH receives awards for support of blood, organ and tissue donationDecember 1, 2016
Grand River Hospital has received accolades for its commitment to organ, tissue and blood donation from Canadian Blood Services and Trillium Gift of Life Network.
Grand River Hospital ranks among Canada’s top ten hospitals for patient safetyNovember 30, 2016
For the third straight year, Grand River Hospital has placed in the top ten hospitals in Canada in a comparison of patient survival rates.
Huggy pillows improve comfort for cancer patientsNovember 28, 2016
Another donation of 50 huggy pillows will go to help GRH cancer patients feel a little more comfortable as they undergo treatment. The community of Foxboro Green in Baden arranged the drop off at GRH’s cancer centre.