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News & Updates from Hotel Dieu Shaver

Your source for the latest Hotel Dieu Shaver news, updates, and publications.

Media Inquires

Direct all media questions to our Communications Specialist:
Mary Jane Johnson
905.685.1381 ext. 84826

Change in Senior Leadership

Aug 6th, 2018

Please be advised that Ms. Jane Rufrano, CEO, has elected to retire from Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre effective August 1, 2018.  We would like to sincerely thank Jane for her tenure and service to the Hotel Dieu Shaver and the community we serve. She has dedicated her entire career to healthcare in Niagara. Since 2005, in her capacity as CEO, Jane led the organization through significant change, the assumption of the Shaver Hospital/Niagara Rehab and subsequent growth. We w

The SPIRIT - June 2018 Edition

Jun 15th, 2018

Hotel Dieu Shaver Launches Cancer Rehab Program

May 22nd, 2018

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre announced the creation of an outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Program intended for oncology patients that have completed or are going through treatment.

The SPIRIT - May 2018 Edition

May 18th, 2018

Stay up to date with all things Hotel Dieu Shaver!

MPP Bradley Announces $500,000 for Hotel Dieu Shaver Planning Grant

May 4th, 2018

MPP for St. Catharines, Jim Bradley announced a $500,000 grant to allow Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre to plan for an expansion of rehabilitation beds in Niagara.

The SPIRIT - April 2018 Edition

Apr 23rd, 2018

Stay up to date with all things Hotel Dieu Shaver!

2017 Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Mar 29th, 2018

In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is publishing a list of employees who earned over $100,000 in salary and taxable benefits during the previous calendar year.

Hotel Dieu Shaver's Half Day in Rehab Conference

Mar 6th, 2018

NHL Alumni Lace up their Skates for Hotel Dieu Shaver

Mar 2nd, 2018

NHL Alumni laced-up their skates to face off with and against Niagara hockey amateurs for Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Foundation 4th annual Rankin Celebrity Ice Cup. The two-day event brought in over $204,000 for the rehabilitation hospital’s Foundation.

Know your healthcare options in Niagara

Dec 22nd, 2017

2017 Snowflakes & Angels Christmas Campaign Launched - Meet Adam!

Nov 16th, 2017

Sometimes the eyes can say more than the mouth. This couldn’t be more true for Adam Skinner.

HDS Volunteer - Meet Ron Gilbert

Oct 10th, 2017

Ron’s wife Katy was a patient at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre from January 8, 2014 to December 1, 2015, (nearly 2 years) with stage 4 breast cancer. 

The SPIRIT newsletter - September 2017 Edition

Sep 20th, 2017

Improving the Patient Experience: Ray Van Osch

Sep 11th, 2017

“The diagnosis of ALS is traumatic, taking a toll physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. Thank you to the AAC Team for helping make our lives easier."

Hotel Dieu Shaver Opens Electrodiagnostic Clinic

Jul 13th, 2017

The Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Electrodiagnostic Clinic offers EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies with or without Electrodiagnostic consultation.

Hospital Foundation Donates Over $514,000 to Hotel Dieu Shaver

Jun 14th, 2017

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will be able to continue to purchase much needed patient-care equipment and upgrade treatment areas thanks to a donation of $514,309.15 from the healthcare facility’s Foundation.

HDS Patient Story - Wilma Telesnicki

May 18th, 2017

Wilma experienced a number of our programs and through the help of all the therapists here, Wilma is able to function almost normally again. “I learned to maneuver around a kitchen again, was taught how to slice vegetables, I learned many things that I had lost the ability to do on my own as a result of the stroke and now I pretty well do everything on my own except I have to use a walker.” She is also an example for others in our community who have challenges to overcome.

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN Hospitals get $9,441,117 Boost from 2017 Provincial Budget

May 8th, 2017

Green Hospital Scorecard – Silver Award/Top 5 Overall

Apr 27th, 2017

HDS is very pleased to announce that Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has once again been presented with a Green Hospital Scorecard Award.

Mayor’s Invitational Golf Tournament presents $50,000 to Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation

Apr 24th, 2017

THANK YOU to all of our 2017 Rankin Celebrity Ice Cup sponsors, players and donors! $190,000!

Mar 27th, 2017

It is with deep gratitude we thank our sponsors, players, donors and the community for your hard work, and generosity in helping us raise over $190,000 through our 2017 Rankin Celebrity Ice Cup hockey tournament, for patient care equipment.

Mountainview Homes Donates $750,000!

Oct 25th, 2016

At the celebration and blessing of the St. Joseph Statue that was once housed at the Hotel Dieu Hospital on Ontario Street, Mountainview Group donated an amazing $750,000 to the hospital’s Foundation.

New tool to Enhance the Patient Experience

Sep 13th, 2016

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre and Niagara Health have invested in an innovative new tool that improves the flow of patients by helping them to more quickly access the proper level of care they need.

Certificate of Accreditation – Hospital Pharmacy

Sep 6th, 2016

We are very proud to announce that Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre’s Pharmacy has received a Certificate of Accreditation from The Ontario College of Pharmacists.

HDS Patient Story - Meet Alan & Cathy Rysdale

Aug 31st, 2016

It was here that Cathy noticed that Alan was on his way to recovery. “I heard a lot of good things about Hotel Dieu Shaver before we even came here,” she says, recalling friends and family members that have been patients here over the years. “Alan’s progression since coming here still amazes me.”

Community and health take centre stage on day three of Spring Convocation

Jun 29th, 2016

Graduating students who will soon face the challenge of taking healthcare to the next level gained advice from one of Niagara’s most prominent healthcare leaders, Jane Rufrano. Rufrano, who is the CEO/CFO of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines, delivered the convocation address to the College’s School of Allied Health Studies, and School of Nursing and Personal Support Worker Studies on the morning of June 23. Reflecting on the changes she has witnessed during

HDS gets its biggest donation ever

Jun 15th, 2016

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will be able to continue to purchase much needed patient-care equipment and upgrade treatment areas thanks to the largest donation in history to the hospital of $816,694.28 from the healthcare facility’s Foundation.

John Rollo's "Baby Steps"

Jun 2nd, 2016

Former patient John Rollo chronicles his remarkable recovery in his new book "Baby Steps". http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000028935125

2016 Jeanne Mance Nursing Excellence Award

May 9th, 2016

Leah Kwaak - Awarded the 2016 Jeanne Mance Nursing Excellence Award

Help Us Celebrate Doctor's Day - May 1st!

Apr 28th, 2016

Help us recognize the extraordinary contribution made by our doctors! During the month of May send a thank you message by tweeting @hoteldieushaver #DocsRock2016 or make a donation on behalf of one of our extraordinary doctors!

Volunteer Spotlight - Ron Gilbert - Nevada Booth

Apr 12th, 2016

On March 1, 2016, Ron started volunteering with Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Auxiliary. Currently he volunteers in the Nevada booth every Tuesday, but will be training in the Dieu Drop-in Café & Bistro shortly. Ron wanted to volunteer at Hotel Dieu Shaver to give back to the hospital and give thanks for everything that was done for his wife.

2015 Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Mar 31st, 2016

2015 Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Light of Day Canada Shines on Parkinson’s Centre

Jan 25th, 2016

Light of Day Canada presented a $20,000 cheque to the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab from proceeds raised from a Blue Rodeo concert.

Partnering for patients over the busy holiday and winter seasons

Dec 17th, 2015

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Niagara Region Public Health and Niagara Health System are working together to help the public better understand the most appropriate healthcare options available to them if they require medical attention for flu or other illnesses.

Chair Caslin’s Golf Tournament On Par with Healthcare

Dec 8th, 2015

Proving that Niagara Regional Chair Alan Caslin is committed to support healthcare in Niagara, Chair Caslin presented a $25,000 gift to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation from proceeds raised from the 2015 Niagara Regional Chair’s Charity Golf Tournament.

Platinum Level - Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards

Nov 5th, 2015

Hotel Dieu Shaver is extremely proud to be awarded Platinum, the highest level achievable.

HDS earns Silver in Green Hospital Scorecard

Oct 28th, 2015

In the Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) third year of the Green Hospital Scorecard Program, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre qualified for the Silver award.

Memory Clinic Opening at HDS

Oct 16th, 2015

Memory Clinic opening at HDS in early November.

The SPIRIT - October 2015

Oct 16th, 2015

October 2015 Edition of The SPIRIT newsletter.

Healthcare Infrastructure Renewal Fund NR Aug 19-15

Aug 19th, 2015

Ontario is renewing hospital infrastructure in Niagara to ensure patients get the care they need. Through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, the province is investing $4,561,855 for infrastructure upgrades to Niagara community hospitals. The funding will help address critical infrastructure needs at local hospitals such as:  Structural upgrades such as roof replacements and new windows  Upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems  Improvements such as upgrading ba