Melissa McDermott

June 22, 2020

Hospital launches online Patient Portal to facilitate virtual visits and 24/7 health information access

June 22, 2020 – Patients’ health information is now at their fingertips thanks to Arnprior Regional Health’s launch of the new Patient Portal that gives easy access to medical records, lab results, and appointment history—as well as providing a secure platform for virtual appointments. “This exciting evolution in our electronic […]
June 19, 2020

Three new volunteer directors join Arnprior Regional Health Board

June 19, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health has appointed three new directors to its Board. Each director will serve a three-year term and provide strategic guidance and leadership as ARH completes the Grove redevelopment project and navigates healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three new board directors are: Oliver […]
June 10, 2020

Hospitals in the Champlain Region slowly and safely increasing scheduled hospital activity

This is a joint message from chiefs-of-staff at hospitals in the Champlain Region  June 10, 2020 – Hospitals in the Champlain Region are taking a safe, coordinated and gradual approach to increasing scheduled services, which were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitals and their clinicians are eager to […]
June 8, 2020

Dr. Donna Vilis retires as Grove’s Medical Director after more than 20 years in role

June 8, 2020 – Dr. Donna Vilis stepped down from her leadership role as the Medical Director at the Grove Nursing Home after more than 20 years of ensuring best clinical practices and person-centred care for the residents. “Dr. Vilis is a wonderful doctor,” said Violet Lavigne, a Grove resident […]
May 15, 2020

Now streaming real-time video footage of the new Grove Nursing Home construction project

May 15, 2020 – The Arnprior and area community now has 24/7 access to live video feed of the new Grove Nursing Home construction progress from the comfort of their homes. The real-time footage can be easily accessed through the Arnprior Regional Health’s website. “The construction of the new Grove […]
May 11, 2020

The Grove Nursing Home’s provincially directed enhanced COVID-19 surveillance comes back negative

May 11, 2020 – In response to the Ontario government’s directive to proactively test all long-term care residents and staff for COVID-19, the Grove Nursing Home’s results have come back negative. Last week, under the guidance of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), a total of 79 staff […]
May 4, 2020

Community donations to Arnprior Regional Health’s COVID-19 efforts show “we are all in this together”

May 4, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arnprior and area community continues to support Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) and its health-care workers with donations of needed personal protective equipment (PPE), other medical and non-medical supplies and meals for staff and physicians. “When the health-care crisis began, […]
April 28, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre results in 74% of patients avoiding a likely Emergency Department visit

April 28, 2020 – Early data shows that 74 per cent of patients assessed by the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) would otherwise likely visit an Emergency Department and/or call the 9-1-1 Service to address non-emergency health concerns. “The RC VTAC provides Renfrew County residents who […]
April 14, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre assesses approximately 1,500 patients since go-live

April 14, 2020 – The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has now assessed approximately 1,500 patients since it launched on March 27, 2020. Care is provided 24/7 by a physician, community paramedic and/or nurse practitioner to Renfrew County residents who do not have a family physician […]
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