Melissa McDermott

January 7, 2021

Matthew Hamlyn: Thriving in the Hospital’s collaborative environment

When Matthew Hamlyn and his fiancée relocated from his hometown in Newfoundland to her hometown in the Arnprior area, he was fortunate to land a community pharmacist position. But he knew what he really wanted to do was work in a hospital. “I always wanted to do something in healthcare […]
January 4, 2021

Judith Gilchrist takes on new Vice President, Long-Term Care role at Arnprior Regional Health

January 4, 2021 – Beginning today, Judith Gilchrist, who was most recently the Director of Care at the Grove Nursing Home, has stepped into the newly established role of Vice President, Long-Term Care at Arnprior Regional Health (ARH). With the new Grove set to open in the summer and the […]
December 22, 2020

CEO Update: Provincewide shutdown

Message to the community from Eric Hanna, President & CEO, Arnprior Regional Health On Monday, December 21, the Ontario government announced a provincewide shutdown beginning on December 26 to slow the spread of COVID-19. For the southern part of the province, which includes Renfrew County, these new restrictions will be […]
December 17, 2020

How local organizations supporting seniors are preparing for the holidays differently this year

This Christmas follows an unprecedented nine months that has been especially difficult for seniors living in the community, retirement residences and long-term care homes – or staying in hospital. That’s why local organizations are making sure their clients, residents and patients enjoy special festive moments while remaining safe. The Arnprior-Braeside […]
December 10, 2020

Lisa Kyte: Helping patients build confidence and function so they can return home safely

For Lisa Kyte, life changed when COVID-19 happened, and it gave her the unforeseen opportunity to join the Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) team as a physiotherapist on the Inpatient Unit (IPU). Growing up in Almonte, Lisa was always into sports, did well in school and was interested in engineering. “Physiotherapy […]
December 4, 2020

Angie Gill: A passion for the OR and its team approach to exceptional patient care

At the age of 10 years old, Angie Gill’s grandmother, who had diabetes, taught her how to administer insulin. That’s when she parked her dream of becoming a vet and set her sights on nursing. Angie went to Algonquin College in Pembroke and graduated from the RPN Program in 1994. […]
December 2, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health offers six students paid tuition to become a personal support worker through Willis College

December 2, 2020 – With the new Grove Nursing Home set to open its doors to 96 residents – an increase of 60 per cent – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is focused on expanding its healthcare team. That is why ARH has teamed up with Willis College to offer six […]
November 26, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health celebrates staff and physicians’ excellence and service a little differently this year

Last spring, COVID-19 threw a wrench into the event plans for the Annual Employee and Physician Service Recognition and Awards—and they were postponed until the fall. With a bit of creativity and a few new twists, the revised Service Recognition and Awards were hosted differently (but safely) last week as […]
November 20, 2020

Ashley Barr: Focused on helping each resident have a great day

When Ashley Barr was in high school, her mom worked as the Grove’s cook and it sparked her own interest in healthcare. “I did my high school co-op hours at the Grove—I really enjoyed it and never left,” explained Ashley. “That’s how I got into my dietary aide position.” Fast […]
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