Monday Motivator

#MondayMotivator delivers a little inspiration at the start of each week

We seek out and deliver inspirational stories. 

Every Monday we feature an individual, or group of individuals, who makes a difference in our community by supporting the Hospital in some way. 

Below you will find our most recent stories. For our complete archive, please visit our Monday Motivator Facebook Album.

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We asked, how does your role allow you to make a difference in other people’s lives?

Guelph General’s Housekeeping

Today’s #MondayMotivation celebrates keeping staff and patients safe by keeping germs out at GGH. The Housekeeping team on 5W goes above and beyond by ensuring this busy surgical unit is a clean and safe environment for everyone coming to the Hospital. Their meticulous cleaning ensures that the spread of infection and germs are kept to…

Lisa Bellon

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires personal and career growth. Lisa Bellon is the Organizational Development Consultant at GGH. She works in combination with her Organizational Development colleagues and Human Resources to support staff where and when they need it.  “It is a privilege to witness people’s growth. It is a privilege to see teams work through very…

Monday Motivator – Gratitude Over the Holidays

This week’s #MondayMotivation inspires gratitude. This year we are so grateful for each member of our community who helped in the contribution of over six thousand donations. Our community came together and gave in so many meaningful ways – through financial gifts, sponsorships, in-kind donations of product and service, participation in our fundraising events, and through volunteerism.…

Liz O'Donnell GuelphToday.com

Liz O’Donnell

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires the spirit of giving. When Liz O’Donnell joined GuelphToday.com almost two years ago, she saw an opportunity to give back to her community in a meaningful way and took the initiative to make it happen. She approached her boss, Jeff Elgie, CEO of Village Media, with an idea that was inspired through…

Linda Craig

Linda Craig

Today’s #MondayMotivation is a story about community. Linda Craig, Senior Development Officer, Annual Giving at the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital has been helping to build community for fifteen and a half years. As Linda prepares for her retirement, she has many mixed feelings. She’s always longed for an opportunity to “free-fall”, but she will…

GGH Social Committee Fall 2017

Guelph General Hospital’s Social Committee

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires a sense of togetherness. Create a sense of togetherness amongst GGH employees is what our Hospital’s social committee tries to do through all their initiatives.

Guelph General Porter

Guelph General’s Porters

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires versatility. Versatility is defined as the ability to adapt to many different things. Our Hospital porters demonstrate this quality every day in the jobs they perform throughout the Hospital and in the skills they need to excel in their job. The work of our porters varies widely and is essential in maintaining…

Dr. James Murdoch

Dr. James Murdoch

Today’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates that outcomes can be improved when we collaborate with others for an opinion or advice. Dr. James Murdoch is an Infectious Diseases Consultant and new member of Guelph General Hospital’s healthcare team. Any physician caring for patients at our Hospital can now call upon Dr. Murdoch for help when they need an…

Robyn Patrick

Robyn Patrick

Today’s #MondayMotivation shows us that we can do a lot with a little when we are resourceful. Robyn Patrick started with the Foundation a little over a year ago as a Summer Student, Office & Marketing Assistant. She was such a big resource to our office that we asked her to stay on part-time during…

GGH Family Birthing Unit Nurses

The GGH “Family”

Today’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates the huge impact that can be made when many are mobilized to help during a time of need. In a matter of days, Guelph General Hospital staff pulled together and fundraised over $9,000 to help a co-worker through a devastating family health crisis. The fundraiser initiatives were coordinated by Sandra Santos and…

Cindy Good & Frankie Hammond

Today’s #MondayMotivation is a celebration of some of our most positive defining human characteristics. Kindness, empathy, honour, humor, and courage are some of these characteristics as demonstrated by Oncology Nurses Cindy Good and Frankie Hammond and by the patients they care for at GGH. Cindy and Frankie have close to 90 years nursing experience between…

Karen Landoni & Julie Power

Karen Landoni & Julie Power

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to act empathetically towards others who are going through a difficult time. Karen Landoni and Julie Power are Mammography Technologists at Guelph General Hospital and both agree that a little empathy goes a long way to ease the worries of the patients they help. “A woman coming for a breast exam…

Jayne Angus

Jayne Angus

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires awareness. Jayne Angus is Guelph General Hospital’s Hand Hygiene Auditor and her primary role is to help the Hospital’s healthcare staff be more self-aware of their handwashing habits. As part of the Hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team, Jayne performs weekly handwashing audits. She observes healthcare staff while they work and looks…

Janine Mayall with her two sons

Janine Mayall

Today’s #MondayMotivator inspires strength, courage, gratitude and thanksgiving. Last Fall, Janine Mayall’s life was flipped up-side-down after a Radiologist at Guelph General Hospital spotted an abnormality on her left kidney. Janine described her cancer as being “discovered by fluke.” That’s because the purpose of the first image that captured the abnormality was to monitor a…

Margaret Sherratt

Margaret Sherratt

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to respect and support individual choice. Margaret Sherratt, a nurse and specialized lactation consultant at GGH is proud of the Family Birthing Unit (FBU), Special Care Nursery (SCN) and Paediatric Unit teams and their commitment to support the feeding goals of every family who welcomes a new baby into the world…

Cameron McWade

Cameron McWade

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires collaboration. When speaking with Cameron McWade, a Senior Buyer at Guelph General Hospital, it quickly becomes clear how important collaboration is to him and the entire Materials Management Team. The Team includes Purchasing and Stores. Keeping the Hospital well supplied with materials and equipment is a complex process. It can range from…

Andrew Anderson, Devlan Construction

Andrew Anderson

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to place greater importance on the small things that make a difference to others. This week’s Monday Motivator, Andrew Anderson, had plenty of opportunity to see the impact that even the smallest gestures can make while a member of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s board between 2009 and 2016, including…

Monday Motivator – An observation about teamwork at GGH

This week’s #MondayMotivation inspires teamwork. The combined and coordinated effort of the entire Hospital team is absolutely essential to provide the safest and highest quality care to patients and their families. Teamwork is stated in our Hospital’s values, but of most meaning, it is taken to heart by Guelph General Hospital staff. Evidence of this…

Becky Barrett

Becky Barrett

Today’s #MondayMotivation reminds us that a friendly gesture is often the best remedy. Becky Barrett is an Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (O.T.A/P.T.A.). She carries out treatment plans that help patients at risk of declining physically while at the Hospital. When working with her patients, Becky says that friendly gestures are one of her best strategies.…

Layla the Therapy Dog

Layla the Therapy Dog

This week’s #MondayMotivation looks at how a friendly face can transform a person’s day. Last June, our Elder Life Specialist- Rebekah Larter, initiated a Therapy Dog program for visiting with patients and their families. Layla, our therapy dog, and her mom Charlotte volunteer at the Hospital once a week to bring smiles to patients and…