CertaPro Painters of Waterloo rallies to enhance kids’ care close to home

CertaPro Painters of Waterloo rallies to enhance kids’ care close to home

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.

Read more

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.

Read more
Looking ahead with the latest edition of ACTION

Looking ahead with the latest edition of ACTION

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.

Read more
The image features a graphic of a brain being looked at with a magnifying glass. The copy in the callout below the graphic at the bottom of the image reads: World Stroke Day #StrongerAfterStroke

It can happen to anyone

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. 

Read more
A Grand River Hospital team member visits the Black Health Professional Collective's table at the Health and Well-being Showcase

Thank you for supporting our staff

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.

Read more
Honouring 12 years of impactful support

Honouring 12 years of impactful support

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. 

Read more
Why a grateful mother plays the Hospital’s 50/50 lottery

Why a grateful mother plays the Hospital’s 50/50 lottery

When a grateful patient or family gives back to Grand River Hospital, they help make the experience better for others who are going through similar situations. By playing the Care 50/50 lottery, our most recent grand prize winner, Janet-Lynn, is doing just that in memory of her daughter.

Read more
Working together to enhance patient nutrition through innovation

Working together to enhance patient nutrition through innovation

Grand River Hospital is working together with Grand River Hospital Foundation and our community supporters to lead the way in bringing health innovations to our community. In this type of collaboration, everyone has a role to play to help enhance the hospital experience for local patients, staff, and health care students. Providing the highest level of care to patients and investing in the best resources and tools for staff and students are also important in bringing our vision — a world class health system supporting healthier lives — to life. 

Read more
How the emergency room gave a cancer patient the greatest gift of all

How the emergency room gave a cancer patient the greatest gift of all

We love hearing how a grateful patient became a committed donor — that your experiences at Grand River Hospital have resulted in giving back, making others' experiences just as good (or better) is inspiring on so many levels. Recently, grateful patient turned donor Ian MacNaughton shared his journey.

Read more
Investing in our world class health system by replacing critical medical imaging equipment

Investing in our world class health system by replacing critical medical imaging equipment

Dedicated community members and Grand River Hospital team members worked together to replace one of the two computerized tomography (CT) scanners at Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus this summer. Funded by the generous supporters who donate to Grand River Hospital Foundation, this new CT scanner is an investment in local health care that is making a tremendous impact for patients across Waterloo Region who come through the Hospital’s doors in times of need. 

Read more