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  1. IN IT TOGETHER: Adapting to change to support patients’ rehab needs

    The versatility of her Niagara Health colleagues has stood out most for Dianne Reid during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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  2. IN IT TOGETHER: 'It’s good to be back,' says NH volunteer

    Linda Vaicius had always valued her time volunteering at Niagara Health. But it wasn’t until she was told in March that the volunteer program had be...
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  3. IN IT TOGETHER: Welcoming volunteers back to Niagara Health

    We have missed our volunteers over the past six months and are happy to begin safely welcoming them back to our sites....
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  4. In It Together: 'Providing safe care for our community is our top priority'

    The members of our Greater Niagara General (GNG) Site Hospitalist Team use their wide-ranging professional backgrounds to help oversee patients from a...
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  5. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘This show of support…makes us stronger‘

    Having a sense of community is the feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals....
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  6. IN IT TOGETHER: Increased need for spiritual support

    It has been a busy time for Spiritual Care staff at Niagara Health during the pandemic....
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  7. IN IT TOGETHER: Cancer patient grateful to receive care virtually

    Joan Ritchie is thankful she can stay in the comfort of her home for her monthly appointment with her Niagara Health oncologist during the pandemic....
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  8. A warm welcome for Niagara Health visitors

    On Monday, June 29, we happily welcomed back visitors for inpatients at all of our sites. This was exciting news for patients and their loved ones, wh...
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  9. IN IT TOGETHER: Ensuring an adequate medication supply during the pandemic

    “The pandemic was above and beyond anything we have ever seen."...
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  10. IN IT TOGETHER: Caring for stroke patients during the pandemic

    Ensuring the safety of patients and staff while also continuing to provide timely care to people suffering a stroke in a new environment has been top ...
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  11. Niagara Health releases Annual Report, welcomes new Board Chair at AGM

    Annual Report shines a spotlight on the work of the Niagara Health team in our response to COVID-19 and our many accomplishments throughout the year....
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  12. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘It’s a type of co-operation I’ve never seen before’

    Dr. Jennifer Frendo is filled with immense pride when she’s asked to reflect on the work of the team at Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centr...
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  13. IN IT TOGETHER: Family’s generosity shines bright

    Pelham family builds visitors booth for our Extended Care Unit, raises money for Niagara Health....
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  14. IN IT TOGETHER: Diagnostic Imaging team rises to the challenge

    Heather Davidson has seen a lot in her 28 years working in the Diagnostic Imaging department at Niagara Health. But nothing to the magnitude of how th...
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  15. IN IT TOGETHER: Gratitude Garden blossoms at Welland Site

    Hearing patients express gratitude for the care provided by the Niagara Health team during the pandemic planted a seed in Michelle Szabo’s head....
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  16. IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on COVID-19 research

    It doesn’t take long to get a sense of Dr. Jennifer Tsang’s passion for medical research....
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  17. IN IT TOGETHER: Providing data to enhance quality of care

    The work of Deanna Comfort and her Decision Support team may not be immediately recognizable by patients and families. But the information and analysi...
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  18. IN IT TOGETHER: Caring for our seniors during the pandemic

    Communicating with seniors who have memory loss and dementia can be challenging in general. But it’s even more difficult when there are the restrict...
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  19. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘Patients mean everything to me'

    Deanna Hannigan is providing more than nourishment to patients when she brings meals to their rooms at our Douglas Memorial Site in Fort Erie....
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  20. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘Everyone is coming with solutions’

    Amanda Westwood has always been a big believer in the power of partnership. And that has never been more evident for Amanda than during the COVID-19 p...
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  21. Messages of support from our Board: 'You earn our gratitude every day'

    We’re sharing more messages of encouragement and appreciation to the Niagara Health team from our Board of Directors....
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  22. IN IT TOGETHER: NH Board of Directors share messages of support with our team

    Our Board of Directors wanted to share, in their own words, messages of support with Niagara Health staff and physicians for the exceptional work you ...
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  23. Giving birth during the pandemic: ‘They took great care of us’

    Charlotte Corrie Poos will have quite a story to tell when she’s older about the timing of her birth....
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  24. IN IT TOGETHER: 'Everyone is doing whatever is needed'

    The surgical team’s openness to doing things differently is what has struck Dr. Stephanie Phillips most about working during the pandemic....
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  25. IN IT TOGETHER: Surgical team pulls together during time of change

    During her 43 years in healthcare, Patty Welychka admits she’s never faced a bigger challenge than the response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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  26. IN IT TOGETHER: Caring for critically ill patients during the pandemic

    Dr. Ryan D’Sa is quick to respond when asked to describe the work of the Niagara Health team during the pandemic....
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  27. IN IT TOGETHER: This band of doctors won't back down

    Niagara Health's Dr. Suneel Upadhye and his Docs That Rock bandmates weren’t about to back down from having their music heard during the pandemic....
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  28. IN IT TOGETHER: Respiratory Therapy team at centre of COVID-19 response

    It’s the severity of COVID-19 in patients that has struck Senior Respiratory Therapist John Chirico the most about the virus....
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  29. IN IT TOGETHER: Shaw actor expresses gratitude to our team through song

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Niagara community, Madelyn Kriese wanted to find a way to express her gratitude to our staff a...
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  30. IN IT TOGETHER: ECU staff 'going the extra mile' to keep residents connected to loved ones

    It's the creative ways our Extended Care Unit team is connecting residents with their loved ones that has been most inspiring for Julie Horton during ...
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  31. IN IT TOGETHER: Helping to keep the Niagara Health team and community informed

    Meet Anna Cobian, a member of the Corporate Communications team at Niagara Health....
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  32. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘Everyone is supportive of each other’

    Jaime Veldman says the most challenging part about working in the early days of the pandemic was stepping out of her comfort zone....
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  33. ‘I’m thankful I’m alive,' says COVID patient

    Carmine Posteraro considers himself a miracle....
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  34. IN IT TOGETHER: A new role, a new appreciation for Niagara Health

    Something that separated Kelsey Perri from her regular role at Niagara Health has actually made her feel more connected to the organization....
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  35. IN IT TOGETHER: Vital role of our Biomedical Engineering team

    It’s the heightened focus on infection control that is the most eye-opening part about working during the pandemic for Biomedical Engineering Techno...
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  36. IN IT TOGETHER: ​Niagara Health nurses paying it forward

    Nurses have always been known for their compassionate, caring and giving nature. This week – National Nursing Week – is no exception, as Niagara H...
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  37. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘I just want to bring the patients joy’

    For Tamara Zahn, being part of the Environmental Services team at Niagara Health extends beyond her job description....
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  38. IN IT TOGETHER: EVS team helps to create safe environment at NH sites

    Kevin Traynor always knew Niagara Health had a strong Environmental Services team. But seeing the way the team is going above and beyond during the pa...
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  39. IN IT TOGETHER: Starting her nursing career during a pandemic

    Sydney Shirton could never have imagined starting her nursing career at such a monumental moment in history: during a global pandemic....
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  40. IN IT TOGETHER: Providing virtual care during the pandemic

    During the pandemic, many of Niagara Health’s Mental Health and Addictions outpatient programs have moved to OTN (videoconferencing) and telephone c...
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  41. IN IT TOGETHER: Providing mental health support during the pandemic

    It’s the face-to-face interactions with many of her colleagues and patients that Dr. Maxine Lewis misses most while working during the pandemic....
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  42. IN IT TOGETHER: Supporting our team in an uncertain time

    It’s the unknowns of COVID-19 that concerns Sandy Harte the most – both personally and professionally....
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  43. IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping our people safe

    Niagara Health’s Occupational Health and Safety team has had experience with staff being exposed to viruses, but nothing of the magnitude of the hig...
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  44. IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping patients and families connected on the COVID Unit

    Caring for patients with a potentially devastating illness like COVID-19 is hard enough for the team on Unit 4A at our St. Catharines Site. But adding...
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  45. IN IT TOGETHER: On the front lines of caring for patients with COVID-19

    The hardest part about caring for patients with COVID-19 for Dr. Lorraine Jensen is the severity of the virus and how quickly the condition of patient...
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  46. IN IT TOGETHER: A calming presence in a challenging time

    For Lesley Collins, one of the most challenging parts about the COVID-19 pandemic hits close to home....
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  47. IN IT TOGETHER: A focus on infection control

    As a seasoned healthcare leader and front-line IPAC practitioner for more than 17 years, Marianita Lampitoc’s knowledge of infectious diseases of gl...
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  48. IN IT TOGETHER: ‘People have pulled together and are willing to help 24/7’

    Meet Dr. Karim Ali, the pandemic/emergency preparedness physician lead for Niagara Health....
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