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Employee Spotlight - Lynne Pay

Employee Spotlight - Lynne Pay

Posted Aug 6th, 2019

What is your current position/role? I am the Vice President of Corporate Services and am currently honoured to be also serving as the Interim CEO for the Hotel Dieu Shaver.

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Employee - Meet John Attard

Employee - Meet John Attard

Posted May 14th, 2019

John will be retiring from Hotel Dieu Shaver on May 17th, 2019.

Current Position:  I was hired by Niagara...

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Volunteer - Meet Mikkayla

Volunteer - Meet Mikkayla

Posted Apr 12th, 2019

Mikkayla is currently studying Psychology at Brock University and volunteering with the Outpatient Stroke Program in the Steve Ludzik Centre for...

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Employee - Meet Tanya Vandekamp

Employee - Meet Tanya Vandekamp

Posted Jan 25th, 2019

Current Position/Role:  Case Manager in the Social Work Department

How long have you been with HDS?...

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Employee - Meet Lesley Chown

Employee - Meet Lesley Chown

Posted Jan 25th, 2019

Current Position/Role? Clinical Dietitian

How long have you been with HDS? I have worked at HDS for...

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Employee - Meet Kris Lidstone

Employee - Meet Kris Lidstone

Posted Dec 11th, 2018

Current Position/Role: Assistant

How long have you been with HDS? 25 years

What...

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Meet Celine: 2018 Christmas Campaign Feature Patient Story

Meet Celine: 2018 Christmas Campaign Feature Patient Story

Posted Nov 14th, 2018

Celine is adamant to make the best of what she is given. "I’m so thankful to Hotel Dieu Shaver for giving me this part of my life back. People don’t think about the future. But they need to, and they need to know that Hotel Dieu Shaver is there to help."

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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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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 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

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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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