The community at GRH is filled with wonderful people, dedicated to providing the best care for patients.
Every month, the hospital recognizes individuals and teams through an award of excellence program. Hospital staff and patients nominate people and programs for recognition. The winners are selected based on how they meet GRH's values of compassion, collaboration, positive attitude, professionalism and respect.
We are pleased to include information on our award of excellence winners, as well as GRH award winners who have been recognized by other organizations.
The glue for the ICU: critical care nurse practitioner Rebecca Jesso wins GRH award of excellenceMay 15, 2018
Intensive care nurse practitioner Rebecca Jesso has won Grand River Hospital’s latest individual award of excellence for her outstanding support
of patients, families and critical care providers.
Compassion in every action: senior’s specialized mental health wins GRH team award of excellenceMay 14, 2018
The staff members of Grand River Hospital’s seniors’ specialized mental health unit at Freeport have won the latest team award of excellent for their work to put “compassion in every action”.
Unique patient lift team wins GRH’s team award of excellenceMarch 27, 2018
A group of staff throughout Grand River Hospital has won the organization’s latest team award of excellence for their work to install the most appropriate patient lifts in the hospital’s specialized mental health program at the Freeport Campus.
CT team lead Paula Titaro receives provincial honour for leadershipMarch 26, 2018
Congratulations to Grand River Hospital CT team lead Paula Titaro, who is the recipient of the Mary F. Cameron Leadership Award from the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences!
Lisa Buttazzoni wins GRH award of excellence for her positive leadershipMarch 5, 2018
Lisa Buttazzoni has won GRH’s latest award of excellence for her leadership in two key areas of the hospital’s medicine program. Lisa is the clinical manager for the hospital’s clinical teaching unit and acute care for our elders unit.
Nurses in medical imaging service win GRH's team award of excellenceFebruary 26, 2018
The six nursing staff members in medical imaging have won Grand River Hospital's latest team award of excellence for their compassionate patient care and wide-ranging roles in the department, which provides more than 152,000 exams every year.
Neuro-psychologist Dr. Cathleen McDonald wins GRH’s award of excellenceJanuary 25, 2018
Neuro-psychologist Dr. Cathleen McDonald has won GRH’s award of excellence for her support of patients and colleagues in the mental health and addictions program.
RPN Sue Rueckwald of hand and upper extremity program wins GRH award of excellenceJanuary 22, 2018
Sue Rueckwald has won Grand River Hospital's latest award of excellence for her care of patients and support of her colleagues in GRH’s hand and upper extremity program.
Congratulations to oncology clinical trials team, winners of GRH's award of excellenceJanuary 17, 2018
GRH's oncology clinical trials team has won the hospital's latest award of excellence. The team members coordinate and support trials focusing on new medications for cancer treatment, or different ways of providing radiation therapy.
Grand River Hospital tops Canadian hospitals for blood donation in 2017January 4, 2018
GRH has become the top hospital in Canada for lifesaving blood donations in 2017. Staff, physicians and volunteers gave an amazing 571 units last year.