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Patient treatment areas need your help

Imagine being faced with a life-threatening illness and being told you’ll need to come to hospital for multiple, hours-long appointments to get better. Those sessions can be hard physically and emotionally. And the experience can be even worse if the chair you’re sitting in is uncomfortable, worn out or even worse – in need of […]

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CHYM hosts surprise clinical secretary at GRH with VIP backstage passes

On Thursday, February 28, Tara and Brady, morning co-hosts at CHYM 96.7, dropped by Grand River Hospital to visit radio contest winner, Tracie Steffler, a clinical secretary for Grand River Regional Cancer Centre outpatient clinic. She had won tickets for Ellen DeGeneres’ show, A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres, in Toronto on March 3. She did […]

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Update about The Grand Ride

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in The Grand Ride over the years. Whether you’re a rider, sponsor, volunteer, donor or supporter – you have made a difference for thousands of patients in our community. More than $4 million has been raised because of you! The team is very busy making plans for […]

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Grand River Hospital Foundation announces Interim President and CEO

Grand River Hospital Foundation Board of Governors is pleased to welcome Stephen Swatridge as the interim President and CEO as of November 5. “We’re very pleased that Stephen has joined us. He has a wealth of expertise and strong community connections that will be invaluable to the Foundation.” said Diane Wolfenden, Chair of Grand River […]

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NHL players meet patients in their hometown hospital

It was a special day for patients and families when they got to meet a group of hockey superstars. Mike Hoffman of the Florida Panthers, Michael Latta of the New Jersey Devils and Logan Stanley of the Winnipeg Jets visited Grand River Hospital during their off season to tour the hospital and meet with some […]

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Reuniting families and staff at NICU Fun Day

In a year,  Grand River Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cares for 700 babies. These tiny patients can stay in the hospital from weeks to months and during this time, families and staff form a very special bond. The first-ever NICU Fun Day brought together hundreds of these families and hospital staff. From newborns […]

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Community gathered to reduce stigma at new mental health speaker series, Mindful Mornings

Local corporations in Waterloo Wellington acknowledged Mental Health Week at Mindful Mornings, a new speaker’s series promoting mental health awareness. Grand River Hospital and Carizon Family and Community Services work together regularly to give patients the supports they need in the community. Now, Grand River Hospital Foundation and Carizon have partnered together to host a […]

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Community rallies together to support women’s mental health at Grand River Hospital

More than 850 people kicked off Mental Health Week by participating in SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women on Sunday, May 6 at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area.  The event raised $110,000 to support programs for women with mental health and addiction challenges. Participants raised money through pledges and local Shoppers Drug Mart stores led fundraising […]

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