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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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Frieda Keir - Patient Testimonial

Frieda Keir - Patient Testimonial

Posted Aug 16th, 2017

Thank you for taking such good care of my mom!

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HDS Patient Story - Wilma Telesnicki

HDS Patient Story - Wilma Telesnicki

Posted 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.

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HDS Patient Story - Douglas Swales

HDS Patient Story - Douglas Swales

Posted Jan 27th, 2017

He may have lost his foot and portion of his leg, but he has so many other things to be thankful for. “My wife works midnights yet visited my every single day when I was in the Welland hospital and she comes here to visit me 3 days a week. I tell her she’s crazy but she loves me and I love her so much.”

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Corey Kantola - Patient Story

Corey Kantola - Patient Story

Posted Nov 18th, 2016

“The people you have in your life - that’s what’s important.”

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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

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