Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things. Captured Caring is a series featuring submissions from our people to provide you with inspiration and encouragement as we care for patients and each other. Have your own story or photo to share? Submit it here.
The grounds of Hennick Bridgepoint hosted a small wedding ceremony this month. Frances Jamieson sent a note of thanks to the team that helped make this happen so that her husband, a patient at Hennick Bridgepoint, could attend:
“With only a couple of days’ notice, Jacqueline, a social worker at Hennick Bridgepoint, and her team went above and beyond in ensuring that our daughter and our new son-in-law could hold their marriage ceremony in the gardens at Hennick Bridgepoint, with family in attendance. It was beautiful. My husband Roland Skrastins (a patient on 6N) and I are very grateful for the “can-do” attitude and determination shown by Jacqueline and the 6N team to make this special event happen so that my husband could attend and “walk” down the aisle with our daughter. A bright light in what has been a very difficult time for our family. Thank you!”
Submitted by: Frances Jamieson
“World Embryology day was July 25, the anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, the first IVF conceived human birth. This day recognizes the crucial role Clinical Embryologists have in enabling patients to achieve their dream of building a family, through advanced assisted reproductive technologies. This can include freezing sperm, eggs or embryos, thawing them, and preparing them for transfer. Mount Sinai Fertility’s Embryology & Andrology team is made up of a dedicated group of laboratory professionals who work to provide the best patient care every day.”
Submitted by: Pat Chronis-Brown, Laboratory Manager, Mount Sinai Fertility
“Virtual care services for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Sinai was key to bridge gaps in care for those who live in remote and rural communities in Ontario. Thanks to the success of this program, there is a plan to implement virtual care services nationally across several provinces. Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen is committed to develop a national virtual care network for IBD patients who do not have access to high quality IBD care.”
Submitted by: Peter Habashi, RN Research Coordinator, LTRI