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Posted Monday, June 06, 2022

chloe June is Dysphagia Awareness Month. Dysphagia is the loss or impaired ability to chew and/or swallow that can be caused by neurological changes, structural issues and certain medical conditions.
We met with Chloe, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), to learn more about dysphagia, how it is diagnosed and what treatment may look like at our hospital for those with this disorder.
What is dysphagia and how can it affect a person’s life?
Dysphagia is the loss...

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Posted Monday, May 30, 2022

Max Volunteer JBH volunteers are important members of our care team. They provide a friendly face to our patients, families and staff and most importantly, they are incredibly dedicated in their support of creating a positive experience.
Each year a youth volunteer entering Post-Secondary Education is selected as the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship, in recognition of their impactful contribution to JBH.
This year’s recipient is Max. We asked Max to share his reflections...

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Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Speech language pathologists May is Speech and Hearing Month and we celebrate the important work that Speech Language Pathologists do with our patients, to help evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad range of challenges primarily relating to swallowing and communication. 
We spoke with Jean, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) at Joseph Brant Hospital about the hospital’s inpatient and outpatient program. Read more below.
The SLP department covers all adult inpatient units including ICU,...

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Posted Thursday, May 05, 2022

Elizabeth PTA Physiotherapy Assistant Day celebrates the work of our physiotherapy assistants and all the work they do in enhancing physiotherapy care for our patients.
Today we are introducing Elizabeth, a Physiotherapy Assistant who has a personal reason for pursuing this career. Read her story below.
It was her experience watching her grandmothers receive different therapies after both suffering strokes that inspired Elizabeth to become a Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA).
“It...

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Posted Thursday, May 05, 2022

Gordana Physiotherapy Assistant Day celebrates the work of our physiotherapy assistants and all the work they do in enhancing physiotherapy care for our patients.
Today we are introducing Gordana, a Physiotherapy Assistant who has a personal reason for pursuing this career. Read her story below.
Seeing the positive impact and personal touch that healthcare workers had on her sister who, due to illness, spent a lot of time in a hospital growing up, is what inspired Gordana...

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