May 19, 2021

Charlene Barr: Inspired to launch a second career as a PSW in the community

In 1999, Charlene Barr started working at The Grove in the kitchen. When her mother decided to become a PSW later in life, Charlene was inspired to also go to college to start her second career as a PSW. After graduating in 2016, she was hired to work as a […]
May 13, 2021

Nursing Hero: Laurie Hebert, Patient Flow and Discharge Planner

When Laurie Hebert was about 8 years old, she would finish up her school day and join her mother at the Arnprior Hospital to sit and spend time with a lady who was chronically ill. “I knew I wanted to work at this Hospital,” said Laurie, who is now the […]
May 10, 2021

Nursing Hero: Lucy Willemsen, Inpatient Unit

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) put a call out to staff to nominate a nursing colleague who goes above and beyond for patients, residents, and clients. Lucy Willemsen was selected as the 2021 Nursing Hero for the Inpatient Unit. Lucy Willemsen was inspired to become a nurse after helping care for […]
May 7, 2021

The new Grove 85 per cent complete and on schedule for moving day

May 7, 2021 – The warmer weather is on its way and the new Grove Nursing Home remains on target to open in late summer 2021. “The Grove construction shovels went in the ground in November 2019 and today the finish line is in sight,” remarked Eric Hanna, President and […]
May 6, 2021

Glenn Arthur: Helping build an active seniors’ community

When Glenn Arthur retires from his beloved coordinator position at the Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC), this time it will stick. Glenn’s first (very short-lived) retirement was from his career with the Town of Arnprior in Parks and Recreation. “Because Parks and Rec was involved in the SALC, I worked […]
April 28, 2021

The Arnprior community comes together to get COVID-19 shots in arms

April 28, 2021 – When the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Renfrew County, the Arnprior vaccination team was ready to get shots in the right arms as quickly as possible. Since the team held its first community clinic in early March, 4,125 doses have been administered at the Arnprior clinics as […]
April 22, 2021

Arnprior Regional Health postpones non-urgent surgeries to help free up healthcare resources

April 22, 2021 – The continued growth of COVID-19 cases across Ontario has resulted in the provincial hospital system experiencing unprecedented hospitalizations and demand for ICU beds.  In response, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a new directive for all Ontario hospitals (with the exception of pediatric specialty […]
April 14, 2021

Wanda Herrick: A career in medical transcription dedicated to helping her local community

When Wanda Herrick was in high school, she was drawn to the healthcare field and decided to do a co-op at Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) in the Health Records Department. “I initially wanted to go to college for health records coding, but the only school offering the program was in […]