Media Releases

January 15, 2021

CEO Update: COVID-19 vaccine distribution, stay-at-home order and provincial critical care planning

Community update from Eric Hanna, President and CEO January 15, 2021 There has been no shortage of COVID-19 news and developments in recent weeks and I wanted to touch base with a local update on vaccine distribution, the stay-at-home order and the Ontario Critical Care COVID-19 Command Centre. Vaccine distribution […]
January 14, 2021

Sarah Lacasse: Up to the exciting challenge of building budgets for healthcare

Sarah Lacasse remembers pieces of her early life in England and the flight she took at five years old with her family as they emigrated to Canada and settled in Arnprior. Decades later, Sarah considers herself lucky to work and live in the community she grew up in. “When the […]
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. […]
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