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.
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.
Pump continuous quality improvement team receives GRH award of excellenceNovember 22, 2016
Every year, patients at GRH receive more than 575,000 infusions of intravenous medication. The team responsible for maintaining medication safety through infusion pumps has won GRH’s latest award of excellence for their efforts.
GRH presented with Healthy Workplace Award from Region of Waterloo for second consecutive yearOctober 28, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Grand River Hospital has been named a Gold Award recipient for the "Healthy Workplace Award" by the Waterloo Region Public Health's Project Health campaign.
Inpatient surgery resource nurse Claire Birrell wins GRH award of excellenceOctober 13, 2016
Claire Birrell has earned the respect of staff and patients in Grand River Hospital’s inpatient surgery unit. Claire has won the hospital’s award of excellence for October.
Hannah Marcus wins September award of excellence for outstanding leadership of dietetic internship programSeptember 28, 2016
Registered dietitian Hannah Marcus has won GRH’s September award of excellence for her work leading the hospital’s dietetic internship program., one of only 14 such post-graduate internships in Canada.
Nancy Evans: an award-winning provider of life-sustaining careAugust 24, 2016
Nancy Evans, a GRH nurse leader who helps people undergoing life-sustaining kidney treatment at home, has won GRH's latest award of excellence for her care and dedication.
Radiation therapy electronics and physics technicians win August GRH team awardAugust 15, 2016
GRH's radiation therapy electronics and physics technicians have won GRH’s team award of excellence for August. This team keeps the hospital’s five radiation treatment machines as well as medical imaging equipment used in care planning in tip-top shape.
We are so fortunate to have him here: John Lougheed wins GRH award of excellenceJuly 22, 2016
GRH spiritual care director (Rev.) John Lougheed supports patients and families often during very trying times. His compassion and above-and-beyond approach were among the many reasons he won Grand River Hospital’s award of excellence for July.
Materials management: a cornerstone of exceptional care (and GRH team award winners)July 13, 2016
GRH’s materials management team makes sure needed supplies get to patient care areas in a timely way. Their dedication to this huge role has helped the group win the hospital’s latest team award of excellence.
High tech treatment, compassionate care: interventional radiology team wins GRH award of excellenceJuly 8, 2016
They make the best use of sophisticated medical imaging and surgical tools, combined with compassion for their patients, warm blankets and helping hands. GRH’s interventional radiology suite team has won the hospital’s latest team award of excellence, recognizing their hard work on behalf of patients.