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Saturday, August 17, 2019


All the news for Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home

Community Garden at the Mattawa Family Health Team Read more

Community Garden at the Mattawa Family Health Team

This summer, the Mattawa Family Health Team (FHT) decided to utilize unused space on the property to start a small community garden. “This is the first year for the garden, and so far things have been growing well,” says Jenna, dietitian at the Family Health Team who coordinates the garden. “We are starting off with growing some staples like tomatoes, peppers, onions, radishes, lettuce, and lots of different herbs (sage, parsley, basil, stevia, chives, thyme, and oregano), and really just wanting to see how things grow in this space.”

Part of the harvest will be donated to the food bank and other organizations in town, along with recipes to spark some ideas on what to cook with the herbs and veggies. The FHT has also collaborated with a few organizations in town to host cooking and gardening workshops, including the Metis Nation of Ontario, the Mattawa and Area Food Bank, and the Mental Health Support Centre. 

We want to hear from you! Read more

We want to hear from you!

The Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital is committed to quality improvement and patient satisfaction.  We pride ourselves on ensuring that our patients have a positive experience with all members of our care team.  Unfortunately, that does not always occur and for this reason we have a clear process to respond to all concerns. 

All complaints are taken extremely seriously and are addressed immediately as we strive to continually improve all services delivered in our organization.  We encourage any patients or families who have concerns regarding the care they received at our Hospital to please lodge a formal complaint.  This should be done in writing to our Vice President Clinical Services / Chief Nursing Officer Tanya Bélanger. Concerns can also be submitted via our Suggestion Box in the Emergency Department waiting room, on our website or verbally by contacting the VP Clinical Services. 



Many of us have just celebrated the Easter weekend with family and friends. Regardless of the work and advance preparations required, these family gatherings remind us of what really matters. It is our family and their health that matters. In many small communities families can’t count on high quality health care close to home.

But in Mattawa we are so fortunate! Not only do we have outstanding healthcare available 24/7, we are also on the verge of opening a new Health Hub in Mattawa that will bring together a variety of health services onto a single site. In addition, we are about to open a brand new long-term care home so that we can keep our families close with the care and comfort we want for our loved ones.

We have seen so many small rural communities begin to decline, often because healthcare is not a priority. But that is not the case in Mattawa!

Family Health Team – Continuing to Grow! Read more

Family Health Team – Continuing to Grow!

The Mattawa Family Health Team is excited to announce another addition to our group of Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals.  Nurse Practitioner, Kerri MacKay joins our team from New Liskeard where she worked with the local Health Unit to transition remote nursing stations into full primary care clinics.  Kerri is a seasoned professional and graduated from one of the first originating Nurse Practitioner graduating classes. 

At the Mattawa Family Health Team, Kerri will be providing women with Pre and Post Natal care. Kerri is also working towards developing a Women’s Health Clinic and assisting with a Chronic Disease Management program. 

As Nurse Practitioner, Kerri MacKay joins our current team of Physicians, Dietitian and Social Worker at the Mattawa Family Health Team.  We are located within the Mattawa Hospital.  To make an appointment to see your Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian or Social Worker, call the Mattawa Family Health Team at (705) 744-6000.

There’s Still Time to Make your Mark in Mattawa Read more

There’s Still Time to Make your Mark in Mattawa

Spring is finally coming to Mattawa! With the arrival of the warm weather comes the completion of the construction of our new Algonquin Nursing Home!

 “It’s been a demanding but very inspiring process,” says Amy Morrison VP Corporate Services and CFO of the Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home. “Everyone involved in the planning, design and construction of this project has been so dedicated to the comfort, safety and convenience of our Home residents and their families. The new Home will provide a far greater level of comfort and privacy for our residents. The building is designed so that we will have a comfortable home like setting with more privacy and more room for people who need mobility support and service. We are very excited about the new Home.”

A message from the CEO Read more

A message from the CEO

“It’s clear to me that the people of the Mattawa region are exceptional,” says Pierre Noel, CEO of the Mattawa Hospital and the Algonquin Nursing Home.“ I have been inspired and impressed with the way people look after one another. Mattawa is a community that cares.”

“From the beginning people rallied around the plan to create a new Health Hub. Although the project was ambitious and maybe even a stretch, our campaign volunteers had a “can-do” attitude right from the start. The community has been so generous and so eager to help.  With the help of our local MPP Vic Fedeli and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Grant that he helped secure, and with the hard work of everyone involved, the campaign to build our new Health Hub is almost at its goal of $1.5million! That is so encouraging for all of us,” says Noel.

Celebrating Nutrition Month at the Mattawa Family Health Team Read more

Celebrating Nutrition Month at the Mattawa Family Health Team

For over 30 years, millions of Canadians celebrate March as Nutrition Month, which explores the potential of food to heal, discover, prevent, heal, and bring people together. It recognizes dietitians as playing a key role in helping people better understand the importance of nutrition, and for being a credible source of reliable nutrition information. Every day, dietitians translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand, and help Canadians achieve their goals and lead healthier lives. Once a year, a special day is dedicated to dietitians across Canada, and this year that day is on March 20th.

Infection Control – Prevention is Key! Read more

Infection Control – Prevention is Key!

This year, again, our staff and volunteers at the Mattawa Hospital and the Algonquin Nursing Home have greatly participated in our seasonal flu shot campaign.  We have achieved a successful immunization rate of 85% participation for the Mattawa Hospital and 86% for the Algonquin Nursing Home!

In addition to the flu shot campaign, we continue to promote hand hygiene practices for all individuals visiting the Hospital or Home.  “Just clean your hands.” It doesn't get much simpler than that.  Evidence shows that hand hygiene can decrease infections in health care settings and is the single most important method of preventing infections. It only takes a moment!

Individual Gifts Division Read more

Individual Gifts Division

When we looked at the challenge of raising $1.5million for the creation of the Mattawa Health Hub, we knew that we would need strong community leaders to lead the campaign.

We were so delighted when Mary Lou Rainville and Vala Monestime Belter agreed to co-chair the Individual Fundraising Division. They are such highly admired community builders and deeply committed to local healthcare,” says Amy Morrison, VP and CFO, Mattawa Hospital and Interim Administrator, The Algonquin Nursing Home.

Mattawa Oldtimers Make a Difference Read more

Mattawa Oldtimers Make a Difference

Sue Turgeon, Chair of A Place Called Home Campaign, says she is inspired by the support of our local service clubs. “The people of Mattawa have really responded so well to our request for support to build a new Health Hub for Mattawa. We are delighted to accept a cheque for $1000 from the Mattawa Oldtimers. Thanks to them we are getting closer to the campaign goal.”


Contact Mattawa Hospital

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Mattawa Hospital.

Tel: 705-744-5511
Fax: 705-744-6020

217 Turcotte Park Road
P.O. Box 70
Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0

Contact Algonquin Nursing Home

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.

231 Tenth Street, Box 270,
Mattawa, Ontario, P0H 1V0,
705-744-2202 or 1-800-579-4284

Community Care Access Centre, North Bay Branch Office
1164 Devonshire Avenue,
North Bay, Ontario,
P1B 6X7
705-476-2222 or 1-888-533-2222

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