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Learn about our patients, staff, donors & volunteers at HDS


Meet Bernadette

Meet Bernadette

Posted Oct 2nd, 2018

“I appreciate what Hotel Dieu Shaver has done for me. I didn’t know anything about the programs and services and the patients that are helped here. It’s the best place to get back on your feet.”

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Employee - Meet Heather Housser

Employee - Meet Heather Housser

Posted Oct 4th, 2018

Current Position: Communication Disorders Assistant in AAC

How Long: 23 years

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Employee - Meet Stephanie Ray

Employee - Meet Stephanie Ray

Posted Sep 14th, 2018

Stephanie Ray has been a Physiotherapist at Hotel Dieu Shaver for the past 15 years. Her love of physical activity is what drew her to the...

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Meet Joy and Mary K

Posted Aug 20th, 2018

Joy Dusek arrived at Hotel Dieu Shaver Rehab nearly ten years ago after a horrific automobile accident. The accident took her boyfriend's life and left Joy with some brain trauma. Upon arriving to Hotel Dieu Shaver, Joy was greeted by Mary Kukaryshen (Mary K), Registered Practical Nurse. The brain trauma caused Joy to speak Dutch when she awoke, and ironically Mary K was also Dutch and could speak fluently. The conditions could not have been better.

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HDS Patient Story - Phil Markham

HDS Patient Story - Phil Markham

Posted Aug 10th, 2018

As a retired engineer and sales manager, math and science always came easy to Phil – until his stroke. Today, Phil is given homework tailored by his therapists to help him regain his comprehension of letters and numbers.

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Employee - Meet Irek Trojanowski

Employee - Meet Irek Trojanowski

Posted Jul 27th, 2018

Current Position/Role: 
I work as a staff Physiotherapist on 1 West. POD 1

How long have you been with...

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Employee - Meet Alissa Davis

Employee - Meet Alissa Davis

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018

Current Position/Role:  Ward Secretary

Alissa was previously employed as an RPN at Hotel Dieu Shaver for 6 years then...

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Employee - Meet Jeff DeJongh

Employee - Meet Jeff DeJongh

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018

Current Position/Role:  RPN

How long have you been with HDS?   6 Years

What you like...

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Employee - Meet Alyssa Dagg

Employee - Meet Alyssa Dagg

Posted Dec 28th, 2017

Current Position/Role
Case Manager (previously worked as an Occupational Therapist throughout...

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Employee - Meet Adrienne Yarrow

Employee - Meet Adrienne Yarrow

Posted Nov 30th, 2017

Current Position/Role: 
Rehabilitation Assistant

How long have you been with HDS?
2 years....

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Long Service Awards November 14, 2017

Long Service Awards November 14, 2017

Posted Nov 22nd, 2017

Congratulations to everyone who celebrated Long Service Awards.  Our Event was held at Club Roma, Starlight Room, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

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2017 Snowflakes & Angels Christmas Campaign Launched - Meet Adam!

2017 Snowflakes & Angels Christmas Campaign Launched - Meet Adam!

Posted Nov 16th, 2017

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

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Anne Angelone - Patient Story

Anne Angelone - Patient Story

Posted Oct 23rd, 2017

When Anne Angelone arrived for her third time here at Hotel Dieu Shaver in early January, she was welcomed to the same room, and the same bed, as her previous visit. “It was surreal,” says Anne. Then, incredibly, she was greeted by the same nurse, Mary Kukaryshen.

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HDS Volunteer - Meet Ron Gilbert

HDS Volunteer - Meet Ron Gilbert

Posted 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. 

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Improving the Patient Experience: Ray Van Osch

Improving the Patient Experience: Ray Van Osch

Posted 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."

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Meet Bernadette

Oct 2nd, 2018

“I appreciate what Hotel Dieu Shaver has done for me. I didn’t know anything about the programs and services and the patients that are helped here. It’s the best place to get back on your feet.”

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