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Grand River Hospital 5South outbreak has endedDecember 23, 2020
GRH COVID-19 update; outbreak declared on 5NDecember 17, 2020
In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, Grand River Hospital has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on 5North with two patients and two staff members affected.
Update on COVID-19 outbreaks at Grand River HospitalDecember 14, 2020
Grand River Hospital, has been managing two COVID-19 outbreaks in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health. The outbreak on 5Centre has been declared over, while we continue to monitor the outbreak on 5South (clinical teaching unit).
GRH testing centre moves to new winterized location at 15 Charles St. W in downtown KitchenerDecember 8, 2020
On December 8, Grand River Hospital’s moved its COVID testing centre to a new, more winterized location at Charles and Ontario streets in Kitchener (the old bus terminal). The new site provides more protection for staff, residents and testing equipment from cold and inclement weather.
Dec 7: Grand River Hospital announces outbreak of COVID-19 in medicine unitDecember 7, 2020
Grand River Hospital, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared a retroactive outbreak of COVID-19 on 5 Centre, part of its medicine program.
Nov 26: Grand River Hospital announces outbreak of COVID-19 in medicine unitNovember 26, 2020
Grand River Hospital, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on one of its medicine units, 5S or the clinical teaching unit. As a result of the outbreak, the hospital has closed the unit to any new patient admissions.
20 years in the ACTT: Celebrating GRH’s assertive community treatment team (ACTT)November 23, 2020
It’s been 20 years since Grand River Hospital’s Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) began offering client-centred, recovery-oriented mental health support to our community. As ACTT celebrates this milestone anniversary of service to the community, we’re highlighting the important work this team is doing across our region and sharing a little bit about how their work has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kitchener, Ontario’s Grand River Hospital leads the way as the first Canadian hospital to move data to the cloudNovember 23, 2020
In 2018, as Grand River Hospital prepared to turn off our old systems and move to a new health information system (HIS) that would transform the way we deliver care, hospital leadership wondered, “Where are we going to store 30 years of data and what can we do with it?” The result is a first-in-Canada approach to storing and using our data through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) data lake cloud solution.
From hard hats to face masks: Celebrating 10 years of Specialized Mental Health at GRHNovember 2, 2020
On November 2, 2010, the Specialized Mental Health Unit at Grand River Hospital's Freeport Campus was officially opened. Ten years later, the team is pausing for few moments to reflect on an incredible journey so far: To learn from the lessons of the past, to honor those that have made a lasting impact, and just as important, to share a laugh.
Celebrating our Occupational Therapists during OT MonthOctober 23, 2020
October is OT month! Occupational therapists (OT) are integral to the interprofessional team and work in a variety of GRH programs. We asked a few of our OTs about their experience as an OT at GRH, and particularly about being an OT during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they had to share.