Melissa McDermott

May 31, 2021

The Grove launches recruitment campaign ahead of move to new, expanded home

May 31, 2021 – A recruitment campaign has launched to significantly expand The Grove Nursing Home Team ahead of the move to a brand-new, 96-bed facility in Arnprior, Ontario that will be home to a 60 per cent increase in residents. The new, modern Grove is on schedule to welcome […]
May 27, 2021

Amanda Cavanagh: Invested in patient safety and rehabilitation

Amanda Cavanagh loves getting involved in her work community and is an active member of ARH’s Social Committee, the CUPE representative for the Joint Health and Safety Committee and is part of the Nursing Week Planning Committee. “I spend more time with the people in this building than I do […]
May 27, 2021

Adult Day Program launches one-on-one sessions during provincial lockdown

May 27, 2021 – When the current stay-at-home order came into effect, Arnprior Regional Health’s Adult Day Program (ADP) had to temporarily close its group program as a safety precaution. “Our program has a big impact for the clients and their families,” said Molly de Ruiter, Recreation Assistant, ADP, Arnprior […]
May 21, 2021

CEO Update: Green light to begin ramp up of non-urgent day surgeries

Community update from Eric Hanna, President and CEO May 21, 2021 Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health (MoH) gave hospitals the green light to gradually ramp up non-urgent day surgeries that have been postponed since Monday, April 26, 2021. In order to resume services, it was stipulated that a […]
May 19, 2021

Charlene Barr: Inspired to launch a second career as a PSW in the community

In 1999, Charlene Barr started working at The Grove in the kitchen. When her mother decided to become a PSW later in life, Charlene was inspired to also go to college to start her second career as a PSW. After graduating in 2016, she was hired to work as a […]
May 13, 2021

Nursing Hero: Laurie Hebert, Patient Flow and Discharge Planner

When Laurie Hebert was about 8 years old, she would finish up her school day and join her mother at the Arnprior Hospital to sit and spend time with a lady who was chronically ill. “I knew I wanted to work at this Hospital,” said Laurie, who is now the […]
May 10, 2021

Nursing Hero: Lucy Willemsen, Inpatient Unit

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) put a call out to staff to nominate a nursing colleague who goes above and beyond for patients, residents, and clients. Lucy Willemsen was selected as the 2021 Nursing Hero for the Inpatient Unit. Lucy Willemsen was inspired to become a nurse after helping care for […]
May 7, 2021

The new Grove 85 per cent complete and on schedule for moving day

May 7, 2021 – The warmer weather is on its way and the new Grove Nursing Home remains on target to open in late summer 2021. “The Grove construction shovels went in the ground in November 2019 and today the finish line is in sight,” remarked Eric Hanna, President and […]
May 6, 2021

Glenn Arthur: Helping build an active seniors’ community

When Glenn Arthur retires from his beloved coordinator position at the Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC), this time it will stick. Glenn’s first (very short-lived) retirement was from his career with the Town of Arnprior in Parks and Recreation. “Because Parks and Rec was involved in the SALC, I worked […]
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