Melissa McDermott

February 12, 2021

Sunshyne Mason: Proud and inspired to be part of The Grove family

When Sunshyne Mason was growing up in the mountains of Colorado, she would take her dad’s hammer and break open rocks in hopes of discovering gold. She was determined to become an archaeologist. By the time high school came around, Sunshyne’s dream shifted to an interest in accounting which would […]
February 11, 2021

Recent passing of Ron Kedrosky, former CEO, Arnprior Hospital and The Grove Nursing Home

*Letter from Eric Hanna, President and CEO, Arnprior Regional Health February 10, 2021 It is with great sadness that I announce the recent passing of Ron Kedrosky, former and long-time CEO of the Arnprior Hospital and The Grove Nursing Home. Ron passed away at home on February 9, 2021 surrounded […]
February 9, 2021

Green light for Ontario Health Team application

February 9, 2021 – The Ontario government has given the green light to a group of 70 partners from the Arnprior, North Grenville, Carleton Place, Almonte and West Ottawa regions to submit a full application to become an Ontario Health Team (OHT). OHTs are a new way of delivering people-centered […]
February 4, 2021

Josh Chretien: Making a positive impact to the Inpatient Unit experience

Josh Chretien knew he wanted to work in healthcare and decided early on in grade nine to pursue nursing. “Nursing felt like the right decision for me at the time,” reflected Josh, who grew up in Renfrew. “There are a lot of reasons to be a nurse and I don’t […]
February 1, 2021

Bonny Riedel: A new career focused on bringing comfort to long-term care residents and families

When Bonny Riedel wrapped up a two-decade career owning a catering company with her husband, she had a wish list of how she would like to spend her time. In the end, personal reasons led her to start a new career as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in long-term care. […]
January 27, 2021

The Grove Nursing Home residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

January 27, 2021 – Today, The Grove Nursing Home marked a major pandemic milestone with Grove residents receiving their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This week, the Ontario government adjusted their timeline and approach for long-term care immunization with a new target to vaccinate all residents with the […]
January 21, 2021

The Grove expands healthcare team ahead of opening new home

The roofing is complete, windows are installed, and the interior drywall work has begun – construction of the new Grove Nursing Home continues to take shape and progress on schedule. Behind the scenes, the Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) team is focused on the necessary preparations to transition smoothly to the […]
January 15, 2021

CEO Update: COVID-19 vaccine distribution, stay-at-home order and provincial critical care planning

Community update from Eric Hanna, President and CEO January 15, 2021 There has been no shortage of COVID-19 news and developments in recent weeks and I wanted to touch base with a local update on vaccine distribution, the stay-at-home order and the Ontario Critical Care COVID-19 Command Centre. Vaccine distribution […]
January 14, 2021

Sarah Lacasse: Up to the exciting challenge of building budgets for healthcare

Sarah Lacasse remembers pieces of her early life in England and the flight she took at five years old with her family as they emigrated to Canada and settled in Arnprior. Decades later, Sarah considers herself lucky to work and live in the community she grew up in. “When the […]
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