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Creating connection during COVID-19: Virtual group therapy in GRH's Mount Hope Day ProgramSeptember 2, 2020
How do you offer group therapy, when you can’t gather as a group? GRH staff Mary and Rondi, and their team at our Mount Hope Day Program moved therapy online and discovered some unexpected benefits of ‘going virtual’.
Together, apart: keeping families connected during COVID-19July 29, 2020
When Forest Heights long-term care resident, 85-year old Bob Charters, was transferred to GRH's Freeport Campus to recover from COVID-19, our no visitors guidelines meant face-to-face visits weren't possible. With support from our staff, Bob stayed connected with his daughters daily by phone, allowing the family to be together while staying apart.
GRH joins Mt. Sinai and SickKids in using state-of-the-art technology to test for COVID-19July 14, 2020
In Waterloo Region’s largest lab, the first of two new processing instruments has arrived and will help Grand River Hospital test up to 1500 COVID swabs every day for faster results.
We want to hear from you: Tell us how we're doing in our COVID responseJuly 6, 2020
Grand River Hospital invites feedback from you on our response to COVID-19, from the community’s perspective. Through this survey, we hope that you can provide your thoughts about what went well and what can be improved. This feedback will be used to help guide planning for the future.
Grand River Hospital is helping find a potential treatment for COVID-19July 3, 2020
Grand River Hospital (GRH), in partnership with 50 other academic and community hospitals across Canada and New York, is participating in a study on the effects of convalescent plasma as a treatment method for COVID-19.
Stroke month: How acting FAST saved Susan Udema's lifeJune 26, 2020
Susan Udema was at home getting ready for a regular shopping trip, when her grandson noticed that something was very wrong. Susan was unable to walk and was having trouble speaking. Recognizing that she was experiencing a health emergency, her grandson quickly called 911 and an ambulance arrived to take Susan to the emergency department at GRH.
Grand River Hospital wishes everyone a safe and happy PrideJune 1, 2020
On behalf of Ron Gagnon, President and CEO, and the entire GRH community, we are proud to recognize the LGBTQ2+ community and show our support during Pride month.
A great escape: GRH OR and PACU teams bring a new approach to educational simulationsMay 26, 2020
It was a great escape! GRH's Operating Room team recently transformed their spaces into escape rooms, as the OR and PACU teams worked together to beat the clock and complete a list of education puzzles in a new approach to educational simulations. Engaging all staff members, simulations like this one are safe spaces for staff to learn and review in a hands-on learning environment, enhancing patient safety while focusing on continuous quality improvement and patient-centered care.
Grand River Hospital is reprocessing used N95 masks in preparation for global shortageMay 19, 2020
In preparation for a global shortage of personal protective equipment, GRH has begun reprocessing N95 masks and now has more than 1000 reprocessed masks available to support care if these resources become needed.
Lazaridis Family Foundation provides funds and expertise to help hospitals in Waterloo Region, Grey and Bruce counties accelerate preparation plans for COVID-19May 11, 2020
An $8.5-million series of gifts from the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Family Foundation has benefitted local hospitals in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.