Melissa McDermott

August 21, 2020

The Grove redevelopment project marks completion of last major structural work one year from opening

August 21, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health, along with Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and John Yakabuski, MPP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, celebrated the milestone of the final major section of concrete being poured – the last significant structural work for the new Grove Nursing Home. “The final structural section being […]
August 21, 2020

Gary Colombe: A passion for cooking and helping seniors

Gary Colombe’s career did not begin in health care, but he considers himself lucky that his institutional cooking experience led him to work at the Grove Nursing Home. After retiring from 30 years as a cook with the Canadian Armed Forces, Gary eventually found himself relocating from Newfoundland to the […]
August 13, 2020

Seniors Active Living Centre and its Men’s Shed to reopen with safety precautions

August 13, 2020 – The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) is set to reopen its doors to local seniors on Monday, August 17 with the appropriate safety protocols in place as part of Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening. “The pandemic has presented many different challenges to our community and we understand […]
August 13, 2020

ARH welcomes Janice Marks to lead HR and Community Programs

Janice Marks, the new VP of People and Community Programs, began her career in Queen’s University laboratories as a biochemist investigating cancer and later the genetics of beluga whales. When Janice had the opportunity to become a safety trainer for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), she made the pivot […]
July 30, 2020

Physiotherapy Team offers virtual care allowing patients to recover from home

Patients now have a new virtual option that provides them with the same level of outpatient physiotherapy care while staying safe at home during the pandemic. In June, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) collaborated with other hospitals in the region to launch the Patient Portal that gives individuals easy access to […]
July 29, 2020

Emily Hamilton: A passion for supporting seniors along their aging journey

When Emily Hamilton started her new role as Manager of Community Programs in April 2020, she brought extensive experience working with the aging population that allowed her to hit the ground running in the throes of the pandemic. I started the new position when the Adult Day Program (ADP) was […]
July 23, 2020

Jen Theron: From 9-1-1 Dispatcher to the Grove’s Resident Care Coordinator

Jen Theron began her career as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. She loved her role but eventually decided she wanted to get to know the people she was helping. “One of the things I always missed was building a relationship with the people I supported on the phone,” explained Jen, who became […]
July 16, 2020

Kate O’Connor: Our new in-house IPAC expert comes at the right time

Microbiology was one of Kate O’Connor’s favourite subjects when she studied nursing at the University of New Brunswick. It is one reason she decided to make the move from the Inpatient Unit (IPU) to become Arnprior Regional Health’s Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator. “I was ready for a change and […]
June 30, 2020

The Hospital and Grove Nursing Home begin to safely ease COVID-19 visitor restrictions

June 30, 2020 – When the COVID-19 outbreak struck, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH), in line with the government’s directive, restricted visitor access to essential visitors only (loved ones of a resident or patient who is dying). As part of the regional approach to increase clinical services, ARH is now gradually […]
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