Lady Minto Hospital Foundation Invests in a new “Heart Monitor”

Lady Minto Hospital Foundation has made a new investment, a sort of “heart monitor”, if you will. It doesn’t rely on fancy bells and whistles but it is everything to do with our inner core. And it requires your participation.

Helping Hearts is a new program and it is an investment in our staff, nurses and doctors. It is our sincere effort to recognize the work that they do on a daily basis to provide the best patient care possible with the resources that they have available.

Here’s how the program works. If there is someone who made a difference in the quality of your care or the care of a family member during your recent hospital visit at Lady Minto Hospital, tell us your story and show your gratitude by making a donation in their name. It could be one of our doctors or nurses. Maybe it’s our Facilities Department that maintains the grounds and the building to make the hospital a physically comfortable environment. Did our admitting staff work to efficiently process your in-patient information, knowing how horrible you might have been feeling? What about our Extended Care Unit staff who provide activities, entertainment and care to enhance the living experience of our extended care residents? And then there’s our diligent pharmacy and lab staff. We have an amazingly hardworking and caring team!

Download a Helping Hearts brochure form here, or you can find them located throughout the hospital. Fill it out and return it, with your donation to the hospital. On receipt of your gift, the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation will send a card to the health care professional(s) or staff members you wish to honour. Your honoree will receive a Helping Hearts lapel pin and recognition by supervisors and co-workers.

Antonio Porchia wrote, “A large heart can be filled with very little”. Recognizing caregivers is a wonderful way to support our local hospital – your gratitude for excellent care touches the hearts of the people you thank. More importantly, your gift also helps to create an environment in which medical professionals and staff experience greater satisfaction and are encouraged to excel.

Live with an attitude of gratitude and express appreciation. Be aware of those little ways that make life easier and those people who know what you truly need. Download a Helping Hearts form here -

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Janine Fernandes-Hayden is a member of the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation Board. She has been an islander for 6 years. She and her husband Richard enjoy island living with their 3 young children.

March 14, 2011 12:04 PM

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