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Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  As we wrap up Pride Month, a time to celebrate the impact, history, courage and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, we asked our staff and physicians what Pride means to them and what it means to be an ally to the queer community.
Here are a few of their answers.
Leah Martuscelli, CHRO “Pride to me means celebrating each other for what makes us unique. Personally and professionally, I strive to create an environment, culture and workplace that people...

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Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021

Since my last update on May 28, we have seen continued positive signs of progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In recent weeks, Ontario has been reporting the lowest daily COVID-19 case counts in nine months. The seven-day rolling average is now trending at around 330 cases a day, whereas just over a month ago, we were seeing on average 2,500 cases a day. Additionally, last week we celebrated having no acute COVID-19 patients in our hospital for the first time...

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Posted Monday, June 14, 2021

“When a person experiences a stroke, it’s often a life altering experience for them and their family.  One minute you’re fine and the next minute you may be faced with not being able to speak or move your arm/leg.”
Amy is a Stroke Care Coordinator who has been with Joseph Brant Hospital for over 20 years. She was inspired to pursue a career in health care after injuring her knee at 15 and receiving physiotherapy. Later, she volunteered in the same...

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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pride Month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the impact, history, courage and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Joseph Brant Hospital stands in solidarity with this community and wishes everyone a Happy Pride!
Dr. Dale Kalina is the Pandemic Lead for the Infectious Diseases Group and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control in 2020 at Joseph Brant Hospital. We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about visibility in healthcare, what it...

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Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

Last week, the Government of Ontario unveiled a three-stage reopening plan that relies on vaccination rates, critical care occupancy, and other criteria to allow the gradual easing of current restrictions as well as the re-opening of businesses and activities. This news follows a very encouraging decline in acute care hospitalizations cases and decline in the number of daily new COVID 19 cases.
At JBH, we are starting to see some relief from the intense pressure on our...

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