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.
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.
GRH honours former medicine program director Rosemary Off with employee award of excellenceOctober 30, 2017
Rosemary Off, the former program director of GRH’s medicine program has won the hospital’s award of excellence for her years of dedicated service and partnerships with families, care providers and external organizations.
Surgeons and operating room staff win team award of excellence for children's procedureOctober 23, 2017
GRH has celebrated its operating staff and surgeons whose team-work have led to better surgical care for children requiring tonsillectomies.
"She models the highest standard of patient-centered care": Danielle Yantha wins GRH's award of excellenceSeptember 25, 2017
Danielle Yantha has won GRH’s award of excellence for her commitment to patients and families in mental health. Danielle is currently the clinical manager in GRH’s specialized mental health program at the Freeport Campus.
Congratulations to critical care specialist Dr. Paul Hosek, winner of GRH's award of excellenceSeptember 20, 2017
Dr. Paul Hosek, a long-time critical care physician, has won Grand River Hospital’s latest award of excellence for his outstanding patient care and leadership in many areas.