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.
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.
Medical oncologist Dr. Stacey Hubay wins GRH award of excellenceJanuary 20, 2017
Medical oncologist Dr. Stacey Hubay has won the latest GRH award of excellence for her compassionate care of patients facing very difficult diagnoses
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.
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.