Leaders in Patient Care

  • Parents of Newborns Provided with Early Discharge Option Courtesy of Hospital Midwives

    COVID-19 has prompted a re-examination of every process at Guelph General Hospital, including in our Rotary Club of Guelph Family Birthing Unit. The pandemic created the urgency to get new moms and babies discharged quickly to avoid potential exposure and to free up nursing capacities. This spurred the creation of our new Early Discharge Program,…

  • GGH Doctors lead through teamwork

    Dr. Lala and Dr. Raso, Guelph General’s Critical Care physician leads, were trying to schedule staffing for the ICU, as well as the new critical care beds in Step-Down and in the Post Anesthetic Care Unit. Normally, the Hospital runs 10 critical care beds, but expanded to 16 to care for the influx of critically ill patients during the pandemic. There was simply no way the regular medical staff could cover all of those patients for all the available shifts.

  • Dr. Anusoumya Ganapathy, ICU Intensivist, and Organ and Tissue Donation Champion

    At Guelph General Hospital our physician champion for organ and tissue donation through the Trillium Gift of Life Network is Dr. Anusoumya Ganapathy. She is an Intensivist, one of our critical care specialists, in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In 2013, Dr. Ganapathy stepped forward to join our internal Trillium Gift of Life Committee. She…

  • Finance, Payroll and Scheduling work tirelessly to support 1530 staff members

    Meet the teams in Finance, Payroll and Scheduling whose work touches every staff person and every facet of operations throughout the hospital. The term ‘essential worker’ makes us think of doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks and delivery drivers but behind all of this are the people who track the shifts, track the expenses, pay the…

  • Materials Management tackle PPE hurdles

    The news reports were alarming in late March about a global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. The masks, face shields, gloves and gowns that medical professionals would need to keep themselves safe from COVID-19 were suddenly required all over the world at an unprecedented volume. How could Guelph General Hospital ensure that our…

  • IPAC professionals on constant high alert for outbreaks of disease at all times

    When news of a novel corona virus, a virus not identified in people before, began to circulate within the medical community it caught the attention of our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) staff. These specialized healthcare workers are on constant alert for any outbreaks of infection within the Hospital. Their vigilant surveillance is usually centred…

  • #BehindtheMask of the Medical Device Reprocessing Department

    We are going very #behindthemask here to a group of healthcare heroes who you rarely get a chance to learn about, the 22-member team of our Medical Device Reprocessing Department. These essential workers clean, disinfect, sterilize, package and manage the tracking on every reusable piece of medical equipment at the Hospital, from small nurse’s scissors…

  • Ambulatory Care adjust for expected surge of COVID+ patients

    Our Ambulatory Care department sees patients who are coming in for elective medical and surgical procedures, fracture follow-up, wound care and cancer treatments. On an average month before COVID the department would typically see about 2,700 patients. As elective programs and services across the province were cancelled in mid-March, staff teamed up with referring doctor’s…

  • The Rehab team stepped up!

    Our Rehab team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, a Speech Language Therapist as well as Therapy Assistants. The vital services they provide had to be maintained during the pandemic. The Rehab therapists and assistants worked hard to adapt their treatments to the changing reality at the Hospital. Despite being anxious about this new unknown virus,…

  • Employee Health Services maintain a healthy work environment despite challenges

    Safety first. This saying guides the work of our Employee Health Services (EHS) team of five professionals. They have the overall responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy work environment here at the Hospital for our 1,500 staff and 300 physicians and midwives. EHS helps employees in a myriad of ways, including assisting staff who…