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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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