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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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New Propel program helps children and youth get involved and build lifelong skills

Improved confidence, sense of accomplishment, and community connections are just some of the results that child and youth worker Matt Shantz, has already seen in the participants of the newly launched Propel program. About 1,000 children and youth receive care for mental health at Grand River Hospital each year. Treatment typically includes day programs and […]

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This Giving Tuesday help bring a new MRI to GRH

GRH is the largest hospital in the region serving the greatest number of patients using the oldest MRI. This holiday, GRHF is asking donors to help us raise $4.5 million for a new MRI. Like all equipment, the MRI has wear and tear and it is struggling to keep up to date. The current MRI […]

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GRHF Events Team brings the 80s back

Guests were taken back to the 80s as they embraced neon, acid wash, big hair and the best of Madonna on November 4.  The Grand Social Series: Eighties Edition was held at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events where guests enjoyed enticing finger foods, sweet treats, on-site fundraising games, breakdancers and a video dance party. The newest Grand Event […]

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Your favourite gift wrappers are on the move!

This year, Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association has moved its gift wrapping services to St. Jacobs Outlet Mall on Benjamin Road. The Grand River Hospital volunteers are ready and eager to make your presents look festive and help you check one more thing off your list. Look out for the gift wrapping station  at the […]

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Hundreds gather at Catalyst137 to hear from GRH experts

More than 200 health experts, technology professionals, academics and community members joined us for GRH’s annual community meeting on November 15. The theme focused on research and innovation and the partnerships that make these projects possible. “Research and innovation at Grand River Hospital is about the pursuit of better care, better health and better living,” […]

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Grand River Hospital’s annual community meeting was a success!

Thanks to you, the annual community meeting was a huge success! Travelling from every corner of Waterloo Wellington, donors, community members and GRH staff heard about how the hospital is embracing innovation and building partnerships to advance exceptional care. Speakers included: Kurtis McBride, CEO and Co-Founder, Miovision Janice Deganis, Board Chair, Grand River Hospital Malcolm […]

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Thank you for making our events Grand

Thanks to the incredible support from the community, this year’s Grand events (GRHF’s signature fundraising events) are already making a difference to patient care. Participants at The Grand Golf Classic in June included GRH staff and physicians, employees from local businesses and other loyal supporters. With their support and the hard work of the committee […]

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