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Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Posted Sep 28th, 2022

Becoming a Registered Nurse has long been a goal for Kassidy Bell. So, too, is learning about her Indigenous heritage and helping to provide culturally sensitive, equitable healthcare for Indigenous patients and others.

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New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

Posted Sep 9th, 2022

Jill Shimizu-Wilson (Lunn) says her work with Niagara Health is about reconciliation that requires fulfilling the needs of the people and the hospital, and finding common ground for both.

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Niagara Health celebrates Indigenous Inclusion Month

Niagara Health celebrates Indigenous Inclusion Month

Posted Sep 9th, 2022

This month, we are celebrating our second Indigenous Inclusion Month at Niagara Health. We are committed to making the hospital a safe, culturally welcoming space for Indigenous people that meets their healthcare needs and respects their traditions.

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ICT project manager drawn to Niagara Health’s pride in supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ community

ICT project manager drawn to Niagara Health’s pride in supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Posted Jun 22nd, 2022

Niagara Health is the safe space Tassiana Smith was looking for when she was ready to take on greater challenges in her career.

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Providing safe, respectful care drives ED physician’s work with transgender community

Providing safe, respectful care drives ED physician’s work with transgender community

Posted Jun 8th, 2022

Dr. Tim St. Amand is an advocate for transgender patients, providing high-quality care with dignity to some of society’s most marginalized.

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Celebrating Diversity Month

Celebrating Diversity Month

Posted Apr 29th, 2022

As part of Celebrate Diversity Month, we asked our team members to share their reflections on the importance of diversity.

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Celebrating diversity helps ‘to ensure everyone feels comfortable’ – Sonali Kohli, Vice-President, Diagnostics and Chief Information Officer

Celebrating diversity helps ‘to ensure everyone feels comfortable’ – Sonali Kohli, Vice-President, Diagnostics and Chief Information Officer

Posted Apr 11th, 2022

We caught up with Sonali Kohli, Vice-President, Diagnostics and Chief Information Officer, who tells us what diversity means to her as Niagara Health celebrates Diversity Month.

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“It’s really important for every voice to be heard” – Elisabeth Zimmermann

“It’s really important for every voice to be heard” – Elisabeth Zimmermann

Posted Mar 8th, 2022

Elisabeth Zimmermann is a member of the Board of Directors at Niagara Health and Executive Director of the YWCA Niagara Region. She is an inspiring and powerful advocate for women in Niagara. This International Women’s Day, she reflects on what drives her passion to improve the lives of women.

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Reflections on a “life of firsts” and Black History Month from Niagara Health Board member Dr. Gervan Fearon

Reflections on a “life of firsts” and Black History Month from Niagara Health Board member Dr. Gervan Fearon

Posted Feb 16th, 2022

Dr. Gervan Fearon is a Board member at Niagara Health and President of George Brown College in Toronto. As a Black Canadian who has charted his own path – and helped paved the way for others – we were interested to sit down and learn about what Black History Month means to him.

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Niagara Health commits to diversity in leadership through Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge

Niagara Health commits to diversity in leadership through Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge

Posted Feb 15th, 2022

Niagara Health is participating in the federal government’s 50 – 30 Challenge to increase diversity in positions of influence and leadership across our organization. 

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