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?

Sue MacNeil

Today’s #MondayMotivation reminds us about the importance of teamwork and partnerships. Sue MacNeil, Guelph General Hospital’s Director of Food & Environmental Services provides quality food and a safe environment for our staff, patients and their families. She coordinates the work of six areas from housekeeping, portering and linens, to clinical nutrition, food services and our…

Marianne Walker

Today is our 100th Monday Motivator! Our #MondayMotivation looks at what makes Guelph General Hospital what it is today. Marianne Walker, Guelph General Hospital’s President and CEO, leads our amazing hospital by supporting staff and physicians to do what they do best. Marianne sees her role as providing leadership to help achieve GGH’s vision, mission…

Nicole Wolters

This week’s #MondayMotivation recognizes just how powerful hope can be. Nicole Wolters is a Psychiatric Emergency Nurse in Guelph General Hospital’s Emergency Mental Health and Addiction Services (EMHS) unit. Every day, she seeks to ease people’s mental suffering and provide a very supportive environment for people to recover. Nicole, along with the rest of the…

Monday Motivator Paige O'Brien

Paige O’Brien

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to put others before ourselves. That is what Paige O’Brien did when she opted to collect donations instead of presents in celebration of her seventh birthday. Her motivation was to honour her cousin Kaitlin who passed away five years ago, days before her seventeenth birthday due to a rare genetic disorder…

Andrew Dickinson

This week’s #MondayMotivation reminds us that communication is key in improving the experience of all those who are impacted by Guelph General Hospital. Andrew Dickinson, Guelph General Hospital’s Emergency Department Security Guard, aspires to make everyone who comes through GGH’s doors feel welcome, and for everyone from staff, to patients, to visitors feel safe and…

Rachelle Peacock

Today’s #MondayMotivation reminds us how a fresh perspective can have a huge impact. Rachelle Peacock, Guelph General Hospital’s Food Service Supervisor, loves being part of a team that provides nourishment to patients which contributes to their well-being and helps them along their road to recovery. Rachelle is a strong believer in the important role nutrition…

Tour de Guelph Volunteers

Today’s #MondayMotivation recognizes the critical role volunteers have in our community. This past Sunday, Tour de Guelph reached a milestone, raising close to $100,000! These funds will be used to improve patient care at Guelph General Hospital and support many other local initiatives. This is an amazing feat that could not have been accomplished without…

Janet Chevalier

Janet Chevalier

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to empower others. Janet Chevalier, Guelph General’s Patient Blood Management Coordinator, aims to empower each patient she works with, giving them the tools, knowledge and encouragement they need to take control of their own health. In her role, Janet works with patients who are preparing for surgery. She specifically helps them…

Elizabeth Stewart

This week’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to find ways to contribute to our community in a positive way. Elizabeth Stewart, the Foundation’s Communications Specialist discusses what motivates her in her job each day and how she hopes to make a difference her community and in other people’s lives.  

Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

Today’s #MondayMotivation reminds us that we are all a part of a much bigger picture. In supporting patient care at our Hospital, we all have an important role to play. Not one is more important than the other. What is most important is that we all work together towards a common goal of the achieving…

Jan Craig

Jan Craig

Today’s #MondayMotivation reminds us that even small gestures have big importance. Jan Craig shares her story to illustrate this. She describes her part with the Foundation as “an event volunteer”. Over the years, she has volunteered for many different community organizations through participation on boards, contributing to committee work or helping on the day of…

Eloise Umpleby

Eloise Umpleby

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to get creative! Creativity is a necessary skill when it comes to solving problems, especially when solving for problems that impact people’s lives. Today’s Monday Motivator, Eloise Umpleby is Guelph General’s Professional Practice Lead, Acute Rehabilitation. In her role she works directly with patients and is also involved with a number…

Robert Murray of Intrigue Media

Rob Murray

This week’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to embrace opportunities to help. When Rob Murray of Intrigue Media was asked by Suzanne Bone, Foundation CEO, about his interest in serving on the Foundation Board, Rob had no hesitation and happily put his name forth. Support for the Hospital comes in many forms, and in Rob’s case his greatest gift is…

Laura-Lynne Lobo

Laura-Lynne Lobo

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to look at how we can apply our acquired skills and knowledge to different roles, and by doing so, possibly make a greater impact. That is what Laura-Lynne Lobo did when she transitioned to Guelph General’s IT department after thirteen years of nursing at the Hospital. Twelve years ago, Laura-Lynne responded…

Jayne Lawrence

Jayne Lawrence

Today marks the official start of National Nursing Week. A week to recognize the contributions that nurses make to society. So for today’s #MondayMotivation, we look to Jayne Lawrence, recipient of 2016 Allan Finnie Memorial Prize. This award celebrates and honours the outstanding contributions of nurses to health care through the recognition of individual excellence…

Dr. Jennifer Caspers

Dr. Jennifer Caspers

Today is Doctor’s Day in the province of Ontario Our #MondayMotivation is in honour of all of Ontario’s Doctors and the extraordinary contributions they make in the health care system. Dr. Jennifer Caspers, our Hospital’s Chief of Staff of eight years now, is among those who have made such extraordinary contributions. She inspires dedication through…

Eleanor Harrison, GGH's Volunteer of the year 2016

Eleanor Harrison

Today’s #MondayMotivation is in honour of National Volunteer Week National Volunteer Week is a Canada-wide celebration to honour all those volunteers across Canada who give their time to help others or to help support a need within their community. Our Monday Motivator Eleanor Harrison inspires us to give our time freely for the benefit of…

Susan Radin, Retired Nurse

Susan Radin

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires leadership. Harvey J. Firestone, a successful leader and business man, believed growth and development of people to be the highest calling of leadership. Susan Radin certainly answered this calling throughout her career as she mentored many young nursing students as well as many new nurses just starting out on their own career. Susan…

Wayne and Maria Bricknell of Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln Inc.

Wayne & Maria Bricknell

This week’s #MondayMotivation is about doing what you can to make a difference in your community. We met with Wayne and Maria Bricknell to discuss their motivations for supporting the Hospital. They support the Hospital through our Circle of Life collective philanthropy program and through sponsorship of Tour de Guelph by way of the Pitman…