Sunrise Health staff improve their education

Supporting education in the health region is the goal of the Health Foundation and TD Bank’s education awards. The fall awards saw 28 successful applicants receiving $18,525, for a total of $30,982. TD Bank provides $12,000 annually for the awards.

Ross Fisher, Executive Director of the Health Foundation says that the program is about enhancing clinical skills, as well as fill hard to recruit positions by training existing staff. He says it makes it possible to host conferences within the region, allowing more people to attend and get training in different areas.

The recipients of TD Bank Financial Group’s scholarship awards are:

Eric McDowell, who is taking his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Eric is a continuing care assistant in Yorkton during the summer and holidays.

Chandni Harpalani, is an occupational therapist who works in the Stroke Services Program, working with patients who have had a stroke. Chandni will be taking a course on the treatment of adults with hemiplegia (loss of motor function on one side of the body)

Kimberly Knecht, a speech language pathologist working in the Children’s Therapy Program in Yorkton, will be taking the It takes Two to Talk Certification Program.

Brittany Dempsey, a speech language pathologist working in the Children’s Therapy Program in Foam Lake, will take the It Takes Two to Talk Certification Program.

Sumita Leigh, is a physical therapist in Yorkton who is completing the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Victoria Maga, is from Esterhazy, and is a physical therapist in Yorkton who is completing the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Lisa Sarauer, is a physical therapist in Yorkton who is completing the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Charlene Cornwallis-Bate, is the manager of Public Health Nursing and is accepting the award to hold a skills development workshop/conference with the public health nursing team in the region, as well as Nurse Practitioners and community health nurses who work with First Nation Communities.

The recipients of The Health Foundation’s scholarship awards are:

Pam Ryczak, who is taking her Bachelor of Management;

Kerri-Lynn Shiplack, who is taking courses for her Certified Human Resources Professional Designation;

Jamie Wlock, who is taking courses for her Certified Human Resources Professional Designation;

Kaylene Brueckman, who is taking courses for her Certified Human Resources Professional Designation;

Marie Dubreuil, who is taking courses for her Certified Human Resources Professional Designation;

Recipients of The Health Foundation’s awards to attend workshops and conferences:    

Connie Patrick, who coordinates Physician Recruitment for Sunrise, will be attending the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters Fellowship Program in April.

Lacey Wilson, is a speech language pathologist in Yorkton who will take the Lee Silverman Voice Training and Certification workshop.

Kyila Puryk, a social worker with the Stroke Rehabilitation program, will take two workshops: Depression: Practical Intervention Strategies and Anxiety: Practical Intervention Strategies.

Courtney Snider, an occupational therapist with the Children’s Therapy program in Yorkton will be attending the National Early Years Conference.

Suzanne Beck, Director of Therapeutic Recreation for Sunrise has been provided an award to hold a workshop for staff working in therapeutic recreation on June 4th.

The following are all attending a two-day course for nurses that provides hands-on-practice and a resource manual. The course is in Yorkton March 27 & 28.

Lisa Kell, from the Langenburg Centennial Special Care home;

Shalaine Kelly, working with Preeceville Home Care;

Jamie Schlechter, who works with Melville Home Care;

Kristin Lomenda, who works at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats;

Rina Padolina, who works with Yorkton Home Care;

Jhoana Bumagat, work works at the Preeceville Health Centre;

Lisa Oliver, who works with Yorkton Homecare;

Christy Broda, who works with Melville Homecare; and

Erin Code, who works with Foam Lake Homecare.

Educational Resource Material:

An award to purchase a one-year subscription to the MedBridge Education program which will allow 8 staff access to over 150 courses that can be used toward certification in different programs. This is a one year-pilot to test of effectiveness of the MedBridge program for the therapies department.

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