June 12, 2018
Welcome to E-Connect
Happy Tuesday E-Connecters!

Thanks for checking in to our first June edition of E-Connect. We have some great stories for you today including an initiative for happy, healthy feet, a bright new addition to our Prince Road campus, a free workshop that will highlight taking care of yourself, and a few ways you can get involved in changing lives together with Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Have a beautiful day,
Maciah
Our Patients
Putting spring in the steps of Our Patients
As the extra-long winter finally came to an end, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s staff on Inpatient Rehab 1 began working hard to help our patients overcome the winter blues and put some spring back in their step.
 
Throughout the past few months, the team hosted a number of education sessions and personal patient visits to share valuable information on Fall Prevention and Home Safety with a focus on maintaining healthy feet. Healthy and pain-free feet allow you to stay active, keep your balance, and ultimately prevent falls.
 
With the help of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Changing Lives Together Foundation, last week, patients on Rehab 1 received a special touch from a nurse with the Erie St. Clair Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
 
The foot care nurse provided patients with a free cleaning, rub, and care information for a healthier foot life. Now that's how you get happy feet!
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is seeking members
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare's Patient and Family Engagement Council (PFEC) is currently looking to recruit additional community members who have received services as a patient or family member/caregiver at our organization within the past two years. This can include services as an inpatient or outpatient. 

This council, which is an advisory committee to the Executive Leadership Team of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, identifies current and future opportunities to improve the care experience at our organization. They aim to ensure that the perspective of patients, family members and/or their caregivers is always considered and incorporated into organizational activities while actively listening and learning from these individuals to embed the patient voice throughout the organization and its culture.

Members must be able to commit to a minimum of 1.5 hours per month for meetings and possibly extra hours depending on the involvement of related committee work. Regular meetings are held September to June on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at our Prince Road campus. There are additional opportunities to participate with working groups throughout the hospital programs as the voice of the patient.

To learn more or to apply to the Patient and Family Engagement Council, please  visit our website .
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Our People
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Board of Directors invites applications for new members
At Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and know that a strong, passionate, guiding team will help us achieve this.

We are currently accepting applications for new members of our Board of Directors.
 
Applications will be selected by matching the candidate’s qualifications against pre-identified requirements of the Board Director Profile, with a particular focus on candidates who have experience and strengths in the following areas: life skills, governance, leadership, change management and performance management, organizational development and workplace culture, corporate law, and financial management expertise.
 
Applications are being accepted now until June 30th. We thank all applicants for their interest in serving Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and the residents of Windsor-Essex. 
Achieving improvements - on a full belly
It has been nearly a year since our new Unit Based Councils have begun work on improving the patient experience and workplace moral on their units.

These councils, comprised of frontline and managerial staff, listen and respond to their colleagues, patients, and families, and actively seek and implement Opportunities for Improvement (OFI).

Since their debut in October 2017, the work of our Inpatient Rehab 1 Unit Based Council has flourished, obtaining 33 OFIs with a focus on workflow, patient satisfaction, patient safety, communication, and more. Through unique initiatives, the team has already completed 11 of those OFIs.

To say thank you for the support and as another team-building initiative, the Rehab 1 Council hosted a potluck lunch on May 31 st with tasty dishes and mouthwatering smells.

Stay tuned for more on Unit Based Councils at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.
Our Identity
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare opens second
Recreation and Wellness Centre
In September 2017, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare officially opened the LiUNA!625 Recreation and Wellness Centre. A one-of-a-kind structure located between our Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility and the John McGivney Children’s Centre, the Recreation and Wellness Centre combines the healing benefits of nature with exercise.

After the excitement from the unveiling, the feedback from our teams and Unit Based Councils situated in the Dr. Fouad Tayfour Regional Rehabilitation Centre and the Toldo Neurobehavioural Institute, both at the front of our 33 acre campus, was the desire of a second Recreation and Wellness Centre to be easily accessed and used by our patients receiving care in those buildings.

And so, we are excited to announce the official opening of the second Recreation and Wellness Centre located at the front of our campus.

The new, bright space, blends beautifully into the existing courtyard seen through the windows of our Ken Lewenza Sr. Lobby in the Tayfour Building. With close to a dozen stations with a variety of exercises, the new Centre offers our Rehabilitation and Mental Health patients a space to advance their recovery in the great outdoors.
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and Windsor Chapel team up to support our caregiving professionals
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and Windsor Chapel Funeral Homes Heart and Soul Project are excited to announce a free workshop helping our caregiving professionals in the community. This free workshop, facilitated by Dr. William G. Hoy, Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas will address steps to mitigate the effects of stressful events on our caregiving professionals.

This group of professionals brings unusual compassion and skill to the care of the seriously ill and dying. Often however, the relentlessness of such work becomes so stressful that professionals face their own unremitting stress and its result in declining professional competency, troubled relationships, and personal health challenges.

The workshop takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13th. Click the event poster for more information.
FORE! Charity Golf Classic happening this June
Registration is open for the 2018 Charity Golf Classic. This exciting event benefiting Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, in partnership with In Honour of the Ones We Love, Inc. is taking place on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the beautiful Essex Golf & Country Club.
 
Event fee is $300 per golfer and includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner & panini and coffee stand on the course all day.
 
Lucrative sponsorship opportunities and dinner only tickets are also available. 
 
Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. 
 
Join us on the links as we Change Lives Together, one putt at a time.
 
For more information and to register click the event poster or contact the Changing Lives Together Foundation office at 519-257-5234. 
A roaring good time; Bob Probert Ride announces
Road Captains
2018 marks the 8th year of the Bob Probert Ride and this year's ride promises to be even better!

At the official Media Launch on May 30th, the Probert family was joined by friends, family and staff of Hôtel-DIeu Grace Healthcare to announce this year's road captains - that's right there are two!

Leading the field of over 1,200 participants will be Scott Parker a.k.a. "The Sheriff", and WRIF's Meltdown . Both of these ride captains join an impressive list of past captains including: Chris Chelios, Sheldon Kennedy, Tony Amonte, Jacqui MacInnes-Wood, Darren McCarty, Ryan Vandenbusche and Dave Hutchison. 

"Choosing a road captain for the Ride each year never comes easy. Having been a part of the NHL family, I am always overwhelmed by the support we receive each year from current and retired players," explained Dani Probert. "I know Big Bob is smiling HUGE today."

Over the last seven years, the Ride has supported Cardiac Wellness programs in Windsor-Essex. This year's ride is already en route to bring the 8 year ride total of monies raised to $900,000.

At the launch, Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs and Executive Director of the Changing Lives Together Foundation announced an expansion of cardiac rehab services with the development of a satellite location in Tecumseh.

"I would like to personally thank the Probert Family for their commitment and dedication to the Windsor-Essex Community. In its 8th year, the Bob Probert Ride continues to raise the much needed dollars for cardiac care in our community, all while paying tribute to a hockey legend."

This year's Ride includes stops at the Fort Fun Centre, Colchester Bar and Grill, Wolfhead Distillery and returns to the final stop at the Ciociaro Club where riders and their passengers will be able to enjoy refreshments and purchase food. Registration and online donations are now open at www.probertride.com .

For more information on this year's Ride visit www.facebook.com/probertride  or www.probertride.com.