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.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so that you never miss a #MondayMotivator

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

Earth Week

This week’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates the importance of caring for our environment, in celebration of Earth Month. While Guelph General Hospital’s focus is on providing the highest quality care and experience to patients and their families, doing so in an environmentally friendly way is important. Through many initiatives implemented by staff, the Hospital continues to reduce…

David Halls

This week’s #MondayMotivation recognizes the difference our caring donors (of dollars and time) make. Having just concluded Black Tie Bingo, we are feeling especially grateful for our caring and committed donors and volunteers within the Hospital community. David Halls has been an active donor, volunteer and committee member since 2004. He served on the Hospital…

Wendy Broeckel

This week’s #Monday Motivator reinforces the importance of building the right team. Wendy Broeckel is part of the Human Resources team. She is responsible for assisting with new hire onboarding – the process of integrating a new employee into the organization and its culture, administering employee payroll and benefits, and processing job postings. One of…

Pauline Aquilina

This week’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates flexibility. Pauline Aquilina is part of the Social Work team. She provides support to  the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Step down Unit, and Emergency Department. Social Work at the Hospital is an all-encompassing role that requires a lot of flexibility. Some of the care offered to patients and families includes moral…

Judy MacEachern and Erica Horner

This week’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates the power of healthy choices. March is Nutrition Month and what better way to learn about nutrition then by the Hospital’s Dietitian team. Judy MacEachern and Erica Horner are members of the Clinical Dietician Team who take care of different departments and programs around the Hospital – the ICU, Stepdown, Surgery,…

Steve Keller

This week’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates how forward thinking shapes patient care. The Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) Department is the home of some of the Hospital’s hidden heroes. Steve Keller is an Informatics Analyst and has worked at the Hospital for just under three years. The ITSM team is the first line of support when Hospital…

Chuck Bull

Today’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates the commitment of Hospital volunteers. Chuck Bull is a well-known member of the Guelph General Hospital community. He has been a volunteer greeter in the Emergency Department (ED) for 14 years. The greeter is often the first person you see when you come to our ED. And, whether you are the patient…

Mark Lovallo

Today’s #MondayMotivation demonstrates how state-of-the-art technology can bring peace of mind to patients. Mark Lovallo, Team Lead Ultrasound Technologist in our Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Department, was nominated by his peers to be a Monday Motivator. He leads a team of 20 and still spends half his time working with patients, performing scans and biopsies. He…

Jackie Sanvido

Today’s #MondayMotivator shows how an idea can change a patient’s life. Jackie Sanvido is a Registered Nurse in our Special Care Nursery (SCN). Throughout her 23 years in nursing, Jackie has remained committed to providing exceptional care to each baby who enters the SCN. Jackie spends her days attending to sick babies, and her spare…

Donna Hendry

This week’s #MondayMotivation inspires commitment and passion Donna Hendry was nominated for her continued commitment to being an amazing Resource Nurse who has patient experience as her top priority. She is always organized, helpful and caring. Donna has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years. She started her career at Sick Kids Hospital. She then…

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…