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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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All the news for Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home

Top Immune Boosting Nutrition Tips for Cold and Flu Season Read more

Top Immune Boosting Nutrition Tips for Cold and Flu Season

November to April is considered cold and flu season, and that means we’re right in the thick of it. Your immune system is the best defense against these nasty viruses, which can leave us feeling run down for days or even weeks. Luckily, there are many foods that contain important vitamins and minerals with proven immune-boosting benefits. Here are some nutrition tips from your dietitian at the Mattawa Family Health Team to ensure your immune system is working its best this season.  

2019 ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHTS Read more

2019 ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHTS

Volunteers of the Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home joined together to ensure the 2019 Tree of Lights Campaign carried on its legacy.  With the dedication of the volunteers and the generosity of the community, this time-honoured tradition raised a total of $1,785.

The official lighting of the Christmas tree was celebrated on November 23, 2019, at the Algonquin Nursing Home.  We would like to extend our humble gratitude to our volunteers and to the many generous community members who have made the Tree of Lights another great success this year!  Thank you!

Elisabeth Bruyère Award for Excellence and Compassion Read more

Elisabeth Bruyère Award for Excellence and Compassion

The “Elisabeth Bruyère Compassion & Excellence Award” is the most prestigious award at the Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home, it is a peer nominated award that is presented to one staff member at each organisation who exemplify the values of caring in their professional capacity. It represents a Legacy Award Building on the history of the charitable work of three nuns from the religious congregation, now known as the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, who established and founded the Hôpital de Mattawa General Hospital in 1878.  Their work continues in our ability to live out the Mission and how we respond to the needs of our residents, patients, volunteers, visitors and staff in our organization.

The winners of the award have demonstrated our values and exemplified the healing mission of Christ both with those they serve and those with whom they work. It is also designed to recognize, reinforce and promote positive behaviours and performances that support the Mission, Vision, and Values of our organization and the Catholic Health Sponsors (CHSO). This award will also serve as an occasion to honor and commemorate our founding Sisters and their historical importance to Mattawa. 

Robert Simmonds, Chair of the Board, and Pierre Noel, President and CEO, presented the 2019 award to Colleen Lalonde from the Mattawa Hospital and Jeanne D’Arc Jodouin from the Algonquin Nursing Home.  The plaques are displayed at the Mattawa Hospital and the Algonquin Nursing Home.

The Mattawa Family Health Team introduces the Well Woman Clinic Read more

The Mattawa Family Health Team introduces the Well Woman Clinic

Did you know the Mattawa Family Health Team offers a Well Woman Clinic?  The Well Woman Clinic is a barrier free environment where women can seek basic health and screening exams.  The program is staffed by Nurse Practitioner, Kerri MacKay and is available to all women in the Mattawa and surrounding area.

Your appointment will include a record of your vital signs, chronic disease risk assessment, chronic disease prevention strategies and a discussion of other issues related to women’s health. 

New Cardiac Monitors Upgrade Read more

New Cardiac Monitors Upgrade

The Lion’s Hospital TV bingo continues to be an important and successful fundraiser for both the Mattawa Lion’s and the Mattawa Hospital.  The Mattawa Hospital would like to extend its’ sincerest appreciation to the Mattawa Lion’s for their continued partnership, the vendors, bingo volunteers, and most importantly the bingo players who support both the Mattawa Lions and the Mattawa Hospital by purchasing bingo cards week in and week out.

This bingo season has been extremely successful and the Mattawa Lions recently presented a cheque for the Hospital’s portion of the bingo proceeds in the amount of $28,366.66.  These funds will be put towards the purchase of an upgrade for the Mattawa Hospital’s Cardiac Monitoring System.

The cardiac system at the Mattawa Hospital was purchased in 2008.  As with all equipment in healthcare, technology changes and with that upgrades to existing equipment become necessary.  The bingo proceeds will help the Hospital in securing this technology so that it can continue to provide high quality cardiac monitoring of patients who present to the Emergency Department and Nursing Unit. 

It should be noted that the Ministry of Health does not provide funding for the acquisition capital equipment.  As such, the Hospital relies very heavily on donations to help it achieve these purchasing goals.  The Hospital is most grateful for the support of the Mattawa Lions in order to keep state of the art medical equipment locally to help serve our patients. 

 

CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIGHTS! Read more

CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIGHTS!

The Tree of Lights Campaign has been a tradition since 1989, founded by the Mattawa Hospital Auxiliary.  The Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home continue to join together to carry on the initiative of the 2019 Tree of Lights Campaign.

Since its’ inception in 1989, the Tree of Lights campaign has been focused on raising much needed funds for capital equipment. We hope that the community will continue to realize the importance of such a fundraising campaign has in regards to supporting the Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home in providing care to patients and residents using the most state-of-the-art equipment available. 

The Tree of Lights symbolically reminds us of the loved ones we honour through the purchase of a light/bulb on the tree.

The 2019 Tree of Lights campaign will run from November 15th until December 19th, 2019. Come all and purchase a $5.00 bulb on our Christmas tree in memory or in honour of loved ones and to support our Hospital and Nursing Home. Donations can be mailed and payable directly to the Mattawa Hospital, PO Box 70, Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0. As the Mattawa Hospital is a registered charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible and will be receipted.

This year the official Lighting of the Tree will take place at the Algonquin Nursing Home in the Great Room on Saturday, November 23rd, at 3:30pm. Please join us with your family members for a cup of hot chocolate and singing of Christmas Carols.

World Osteoporosis Day with the Mattawa Family Health Team Read more

World Osteoporosis Day with the Mattawa Family Health Team

Osteoporosis is a vastly under-diagnosed and under-treated disease. Why? The disease has no symptoms, until a bone fractures. Worldwide, millions of people at high risk of fractures remain unaware of the underlying disease. Often, the link between osteoporosis and broken bones, and the severe repercussions of fractures, are poorly understood. As well, the importance of good bone health is all too often underestimated. Yet, 9 million fractures occur annually, and osteoporosis accounts for more days in the hospital than breast cancer, heart attack, diabetes and other diseases.    

World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20 each year, is a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disease.

On November 25, 2019, the Mattawa Family Health Team will be offering an information session on steps you can take to prevent osteoporosis. The event will be held from 9:30-11 am in the main lobby of the Mattawa Hospital. Snacks and refreshments are available. For more information email Jenna Chiandet, RD at JChiandet@mattawahospital.ca, or call 705-744-5511 ext. 4110.

Update to Mattawa Family Health Team Read more

Update to Mattawa Family Health Team

The Mattawa Family Health Team is pleased to announce the addition of Ashlee Townson to our group of Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals.  Ashlee is a Registered Practical Nurse who joins the team with over 13 years of experience.  Ashlee graduated from Canadore College with honours in 2006.  She comes to the Mattawa Family Health Team with a diverse professional history that includes the Mattawa Hospital, Algonquin Nursing Home and Nipissing Manor. She has experience as an Assistant Office Administrator and was a Clinical Preceptor for Canadore College`s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program.    

Celebrating Nutrition Month at the Mattawa Family Health Team Read more

Celebrating Nutrition Month at the Mattawa Family Health Team

This past summer, the Mattawa Family Health Team built raised garden beds to grow herbs and vegetables for community members. The garden harvest was donated to the Mattawa and Area Food Bank, and utilized in cooking and gardening workshops.

This October, the Family Health Team is hosting a Fall Garden Harvest Event to celebrate its first growing season. Members of the community are invited to enjoy light refreshments, try new food using ingredients from the garden, take home fall inspired recipes and cooking tips, and take part in fun activities (including garlic planting!) for a chance to win some great prizes. Recipes will feature a variety of herbs generously provided by F.J.’s Blooming Greenhouse.  

The event will be held on October 2nd from 11:30-2 pm in the main lobby of the Mattawa Hospital. For more information email Jenna Chiandet, RD at JChiandet@mattawahospital.ca, or call 705-744-5511 ext. 4110.

Caisse Alliance Cntributes $75,000 Towards the Algonquin Nursing Home Read more

Caisse Alliance Cntributes $75,000 Towards the Algonquin Nursing Home

Mattawa, ON - September 20, 2019: Strongly engaged in the sustainable development of its communities, Caisse Alliance announces an important financial contribution to the Algonquin Nursing Home, which is being revitalized after more than 40 years of existence.

Caisse Alliance is proud to announce a $75,000 contribution to the Algonquin Nursing Home to ensure continued access to first-rate care for seniors in the Mattawa area, says Mr. Philippe Boissonneault, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caisse Alliance.  Contributing to the well-being of our communities and their residents aligns with our priorities and cooperative values.”

“Caisse Alliance accompanies its members in each of their life moments.  This project represents an opportunity to meet local needs and to give back to members to ensure a high quality of life while benefiting from leading-edge services with respect and dignity.

“The Algonquin Nursing Home is a model of sustainable care and we are proud to contribute to the continuity of quality care delivery in the Mattawa area, says Mr. Pierre Dorval, Caisse Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer.  I would like to congratulate the entire team involved in the planning, design and construction of this home-like facility where our seniors will enjoy comfort, safety and peace of mind.”

Your happiness is capital and Caisse Alliance is proud to be part of it!

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Administrator
231 Tenth Street, Box 270,
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