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September 25, 2021

The new and expanded Grove Nursing Home opens its doors increasing long-term care capacity by 60 per cent

September 24, 2021 – The Minister of Long-Term Care joined Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) today for the grand opening of the new and expanded Grove Nursing Home. This marks the completion of one of the first construction projects as part of the current 20,161 new and 15,918 upgraded spaces in […]
September 23, 2021

Mandatory vaccination policy for hospital visitors and essential caregivers will take effect October 15th at all Renfrew County hospitals

September 23, 2021 – To help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of those requiring hospital care, hospitals in Renfrew County will be aligning with others in the Champlain region to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for hospital visitors, essential caregivers and/or care partners effective October 15th.  […]
September 17, 2021

Our Ontario Health Team is approved

September 17, 2021 – A collaboration of over 60 health system partners from the Arnprior, North Grenville, Carleton Place, Almonte and West Ottawa regions reached an important milestone today in their application to become an Ontario Health Team (OHT), with the Ministry of Health officially approving their application. OHTs, being […]
September 8, 2021

Matthew Sharpe: Returning home to pursue his passion for clinical education

When Matthew Sharpe was studying to become a nurse at Nipissing University, he knew he wanted to be an educator in healthcare. “Education was always the goal,” reflected Matthew, who stepped into the new Education Coordinator and Clinical Informaticist role at Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) in August 2021. “I love […]
September 3, 2021

Arnprior Regional Health honoured with national award for the Hospital’s energy management transformation

September 3, 2021 – The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) awarded Arnprior Regional (ARH) with the 2021 Wayne McLellan Award of Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Management for the Hospital’s energy management transformation that upgraded the HVAC systems and provided ongoing annual energy savings. In 2015-16, The Hospital’s Facilities Team developed […]
September 1, 2021

New isolation room coming soon to the Emergency Department in response to COVID-19

Construction has begun at Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) for an exciting upgrade that will help keep our patients, staff, and physicians safer. In response to the COVID-19 experience, ARH is adding a second fully engineered isolation (negative air) room in the Emergency Department (ED) with funding support from the Ministry […]
August 25, 2021

Volunteers generously donated nearly 9,000 hours of service to the Arnprior vaccine clinics

August 25, 2021 – Since March 2021 when Arnprior’s mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics began, more than 80 volunteers from the community have donated 9,000 volunteer hours to ensure the successful vaccine campaign rollout. “The dedication and contributions of our volunteers have been exceptional and made it possible to execute successful […]
August 19, 2021

Arnprior Regional Health will welcome new President and CEO this fall

August 19, 2021 – The Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) Board has appointed Leah Levesque as the next President and CEO of the organization, taking over from Eric Hanna who will retire on September 30, 2021, after leading ARH for 13 years. Leah is currently the Vice President of Patient Care […]
August 10, 2021

Chantale Wall: Giving back to advance quality healthcare closer to home

For 35 years, community work has been a focal point for Chantale Wall. Through her many career milestones and time spent raising her family, she prioritized volunteering. Chantale’s community dedication did not waver when Chantale and her husband relocated from Ottawa to Arnprior in 2014. “I asked one of my […]
July 28, 2021

The Men’s Shed delivers 96 memory boxes thanks to community generosity

Giving back more to the community than they receive guides and motivates the guys at The Arnprior & McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed. That’s why they set out to volunteer their time and labour to build 96 memory boxes – one for each resident at the new Grove Nursing Home. They didn’t […]
July 15, 2021

Andrea McClymont: Always ready to take on new challenges and support her team

Family life is paramount to Andrea McClymont. Growing up in her tight-knit family, Andrea’s parents instilled a strong work ethic that shines through in her own career today. Born and raised in Almonte, Andrea graduated high school with a few ideas of what she would like to study next. “I […]
June 25, 2021

Tennille Wright: Helping make the Hospital an even better place to work and receive care

When Tennille Wright was growing up, she was inspired by her mom’s friend who was a nurse and decided she wanted to follow in her footsteps. After studying to become an RPN at Algonquin College in Pembroke, Tennille has not once regretted that decision. Tennille began her nursing career at […]
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