Nurses Week 2017
Nurses at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and Windsor Regional Hospital were honoured Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at the annual Nursing Awards Celebration, a special ceremony to recognize nursing excellence and continuing education efforts.

Winners of the Jeanne Mance Extraordinary Nursing Care Award, which is given to a nurse who continually goes above and beyond to provide compassionate and professional care to patients and exemplifies teamwork, compassion, stewardship, social responsibility, and respect:

  • From WRH: Lisa Gawdunyk, RN, ED, Met, and Shannon Siwek, RPN, 8th floor, Ouellette
  • From HDGH: Kim O'Keefe, RPN, Inpatient Rehab, and Jillian Grant, RN, CMC

Four nurses were also named as the recipients of the annual Lori Dupont Bursary, which assists staff with continuing education costs. Each successful candidate is awarded up to $1,000. The Bursary recipients were:
  • From HDGH: Jo-Dee Brown, RN, Virtual Care Coordination Team, and Valeriya Pavlova, RN, Complex Medical Care.
  • From WRH: Amy Lynn, RN, Cancer Centre, and Kaitlyn Mazzanti, RN, ED, Met campus.
Windsor Regional Hospital also announced its latest winners of the Daisy Award, which is presented to nurses who demonstrate excellence in the profession, as nominated on behalf of the patients they served. The Daisy winners were Shady Sleiman, 6W-Surgery, Ouellette campus, and Stacey Sorrentino, NICU, Met campus.

Congratulations to all of our excellent Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses across Windsor's hospital system!

A number of other fun events took place throughout Nurses Week at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Heathcare, including a Pizza Lunch and the all time favourite: Ice Cream Social.