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.
Freeport RN Helen Dickson wins GRH award of excellenceJune 20, 2017
Registered nurse Helen Dickson is a shining example of how GRH’s Freeport Campus works to restore health and quality of life. Helen has won GRH’s latest individual award of excellence for her compassionate care.
Health information management: a pillar of exceptional care (and winners of GRH’s latest team award of excellence)June 15, 2017
Members of GRH’s health information management (HIM) department have won the hospital’s latest team award of excellence for their exceptional work to ensure health information supports care.
GRH wins blood donor challenge among Ontario hospitalsJune 12, 2017
Grand River Hospital has won Canadian Blood Services’ latest Ontario Hospital Challenge. GRH donors gave 133 units of blood in May.
GRH physicians recognized for teaching excellenceMay 23, 2017
GRH is pleased to celebrate Dr. Rebecca Kruisselbrink and Dr. William Plaxton for supporting the next generation of physicians who are learning in Waterloo Region.
GRH’s spiritual care department marks important awards and designationsMay 18, 2017
GRH is proud to acknowledge two very special people in spiritual care for their achievements: (Rev.) John Lougheed and Rev. Dr. Florence Juma.
Right start and home hemodialysis nurses and techologists: winners of GRH’s award of excellenceMay 10, 2017
The care professionals who support patients with life-sustaining kidney dialysis in the comfort of home have won GRH’s latest award of excellence thanks to a patient’s nomination.
An "unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff": Dr. Abraham Popoola wins GRH award of excellenceApril 26, 2017
“His seemingly unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff” has helped GRH psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Popoola win the hospital’s latest award of excellence. Dr. Popoola supports adult mental health patients at GRH’s KW Campus through inpatient care as well as in day clinics.
GRH’s bed allocators: award-winning contributors to exceptional careMarch 13, 2017
Making beds available at a busy hospital like Grand River is a constant dance of admissions, discharges and transfers. Thankfully, GRH is fortunate to have a fabulous group of bed allocators who keep this dance moving smoothly.
Cancer centre's Julie Chaves wins GRH award of excellenceJanuary 30, 2017
The kindness and compassion of registration clerk Julie Chaves at GRH’s regional cancer centre has led her to win the hospital’s latest award of excellence.
Adult inpatient mental health team wins GRH award of excellenceJanuary 27, 2017
GRH's adult inpatient mental health team has won the hospital's latest team award for empowering patients in their return to health.