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Celebrating our Health Care Heroes

We are working hard across the region to keep staff, patients and residents safe and healthy. Here is a small sampling of Winnipeg's Health Care Heroes.

Want to highlight a health care worker who has gone above and beyond? Make sure to use the hashtag #HealthCareHeroesMB when you post to social media or tag @WinnipegRHA on Twitter if you want us to share your story!

Seven Oaks General Hospital's Social Workers

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, Social Workers also play an integral role in conducting client and family assessments, and care planning for a patient's return to community.

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Natalia van Houdt, Sandra Phipps-Haynes, Lynne Hilliard-Thoreson and John Igloria

As Hospital Supervisors at St. Boniface Hospital, these four are responsible for the administrative, organizational and nursing activities to keep the hospital running smoothly.

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Danielle Peebles

Danielle Peebles is a Social Worker at the Northern Connection Medical Centre (NCMC) on Elgin Avenue. NCMC is a primary care clinic that offers screening, diagnosis, medical management and education to help patients.

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Shawna McBride

Currently a Clinical Resource Nurse at the Churchill Health Centre (CHC), Shawna is actively involved in preparing the facility for its upcoming Accreditation this fall.

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Shannon Chartrand

Congratulations to River Park Gardens Director of Care Shannon Chartrand who received the Award for Administration from the Manitoba Gerontological Nurses Association (MGNA).

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Andrea Spencer

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea has led a team of dedicated and passionate educators to ensure all staff have the most up to date information needed to keep themselves, patients, and the public safe.

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Beckie Wood

Beckie Wood is a practicing Midwife and Clinical Midwifery Specialist for WRHA Midwifery Services at the Birth Centre in Winnipeg. With Midwifery Services having celebrated its 20th anniversary this past June 12, 2020, Beckie is proud to say that she has been part of this unique service since it began.

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Sheila Mills

Sheila Mills is a practicing midwife in Winnipeg. She works primarily out of the Birth Centre on St. Mary’s Road. Sheila has worked with midwifery services since 2001. Midwifery services marked its 20th anniversary in Manitoba this past June 12, 2020!

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Rosemary Szabadka

Rosemary Szabadka is a public health dietitian serving South Winnipeg. She supports individuals and families to incorporate healthy nutrition into their lives in a way that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable for all.

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Dana Connolly

Dana Connolly is a Public Health Nurse with the Prenatal Connections team. She has been a nurse for 31 years, has worked in many different areas of nursing, and has a wealth of clinical knowledge.

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Hana Forbes

Long Tern Care Program Executive Director Hana Forbes has been the most trusted source of information and advice and is unflappable in the face of emerging needs and ever changing directives and strategies.

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Rhonda Spurgeon

Although Family Medicine is her primary role, Concordia Hospital Program Assistant Rhonda Spurgeon consistently offers the support to the Surgery Program, Urgent Care, Staffing Office and other areas of the hospital as required.  

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Jackie Campbell

Jackie Campbell is a Families First Home Visitor (FFHV) who works out of ACCESS Winnipeg West. She works with families to identify goals and build on their strengths. 

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Salina Dookheran

For the past three years, Salina been working as the Palliative Care Social Worker at Riverview Health Centre. She works with an interdisciplinary palliative care team to enhance the quality of life of patients who are facing end of life.

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Jill Bobczynski

Jill Bobczynski is a Cashier/Receptionists in Visitor Information at Victoria General Hospital. At times like these, keeping up with the latest information is a challenge, but the whole Visitor Information team has risen to the task.

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Dr. Grant Goldberg

Dr. Grant Goldberg has been instrumental in supporting the development and implementation of the COVID-19 testing and assessment sites that serve the community during the pandemic.

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Megan Ferguson

Megan is the Clinical Service Lead for Social Work at Seven Oaks General Hospital. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, Megan plays an integral role in the discharge planning, as well as conducting psychosocial assessments and developing interventions.

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Downtown, Point Douglas Public Health Nurses and Direct Service Staff

In response to this ongoing challenge, Downtown and Point Douglas Public Health Nurses and Direct Service Staff (DSS) have been bringing food and health outreach directly to those in the hotel community.

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Stephanie Barron

Stephanie Barron has been a social worker since 2013, working on the cardiac surgery units at the Asper Clinical Research Institute at St. Boniface Hospital.

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Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards has been working at Riverview Health Centre for more than 12 years as a Recreation Facilitator, part of a dedicated team engaged in maintaining social connection with patients, residents and their families.

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Lavonne Harms

Lavonne Harms is a public health dietitian with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She works with a number of initiative to promote food access and healthy living information to Winnipeggers.

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Lori Jorgenson

Lori Jorgenson has been working at Concordia Hospital as a Spiritual Health Practitioner/Chaplain for the past five years. Her diverse training in history, psychology and counseling has been of great service to patients and their families.

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Joel - Nurse Educator at St. Boniface Hospital

Joel

As a nurse educator at St. Boniface Hospital, Joel has adapted to these strange times by taking on the role of COVID-19 educator for his colleagues in the mental health program.

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Iris

Iris has worked in Housekeeping at Grace Hospital for the past 18 years. Her hard work, dedication and friendly smile have always kept patients, visitors and staff safe on site. 

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Lori Ann

Lori Ann is the face behind Deer Lodge's Contactless Gift Shop, an innovation that allows patients and residents to access hygiene essentials and their favourite treats safely in spite of COVID-19.

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Brenda Wong

Brenda Wong, from Misericordia Health Centre's Diagnostic Imaging Program, works hard to keep her patients safe and feeling comfortable in spite of the many changes that they may see in hospital today.

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