There are lots of well-known ways supporters can give back to Grand River Hospital, like by donating to a specific cause or care area or becoming a monthly donor. But, there are other less obvious ways that people in our communities, just like you, show up in support of Grand River Hospital every single day. And, they may not even realize it.
When a cancer diagnosis touches someone’s life, everything changes. Life almost stands still. And eventually, it can inspire us to give back. That was the experience for Dr. Brace and his team at Guelph Facial Plastics, who rallied six local clinics in support of breast cancer care at Grand River Hospital this past fall.
A new era in medical imaging: Grand River Hospital unveils a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine suite
In a landmark moment for cutting-edge healthcare in our communities, Grand River Hospital is proud to announce the opening of a new nuclear medicine suite along with newly renovated facilities across our medical imaging program. This project has been years in the making. At the heart of this extensive renovation project is the state-of-the-art nuclear medicine suite and a brand new, second MRI machine, to improve access to diagnostic care for our communities. This work is a testament to the hospital's commitment to providing the latest advancements in diagnostic imaging to our patients.
Spending the holidays in the Hospital is always hard, but it can feel especially challenging for the families of some of our youngest and smallest patients. Every year, Grand River Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cares for around 900 babies who need additional support. And, this holiday season, you have the chance to give the greatest gift of all: peace of mind for expectant parents when their new little bundle of joy needs extra care.
Our Renal Program is made up of dedicated team members who are committed to our patients and providing an exceptional experience at the Hospital. And, it was their hard work and commitment that recently led the program to receive not one but three Performance Improvement Awards from the Ontario Renal Network earlier this fall.
For local business owner Paul Guenette, giving back and supporting the community has always been important to him. Now, as the owner of the newly expanded CertaPro Painters in the Waterloo Region, he and his team are making a difference right here by partnering with Grand River Hospital in support of Scotland’s Yard and the vision to enhance kids’ health care in Kitchener-Waterloo.
“It seemed like a perfect fit in terms of our personal objectives as well as what would resonate with our customers and our staff,” Paul says of the new partnership. He also has his own personal connection to the cause that drives his passion for supporting children’s health care.
Celebrating the past, present, and future of cancer care in Waterloo and Wellington regions: Team members and patients mark 20 years at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre open house
Grand River Hospital celebrated 20 years of providing cancer care close to home in our communities at the Grand River Cancer Centre Open House, November 4. Team members, volunteers, survivors, and patients and their families from across Waterloo and Wellington regions gathered at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, to celebrate a significant milestone in its commitment to providing exceptional cancer care services. Since its inception two decades ago, the Cancer Centre and the team who provide life-saving care everyday have been a beacon of hope, compassion, and innovation for cancer patients and their families across Waterloo and Wellington regions.
This edition of ACTION — our twice annual publication highlighting our work in Innovation and Research — takes us back 20 years to the humble beginnings of our research team, when we began conducting our first clinical trial in oncology, made possible by the opening of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.
As a nurse, Leaha Beattie-Palmer is aware of the signs and symptoms of a stroke. She also knows how important it is to take immediate action to help a patient experiencing a stroke, in order to improve recovery outcomes. And still, her experience caught her by surprise.
This year marks 20 years of Cancer Care at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, and you’re invited to celebrate this incredible milestone with the Hospital’s cancer team on November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As a supporter of Grand River Hospital, you not only enhance the hospital experience for patients and families but also for hospital team members too. October is Healthy Workplace Month, and our supporters and community members play an important role in providing an exceptional experience for Grand River Hospital’s staff.
Last month, the 12th annual Harold Esbaugh Memorial Golf Tournament supported Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, raising more than $51,000. And over the past 12 years, they’ve raised an incredible grand total of $430,622.46.