Patient & Family Caregiver Spotlight
BCHS Patient & Family Caregiver Spotlight is a space dedicated to patients and family caregivers, eager to share stories about their health care journeys and experiences. These stories remind us about the importance of patient voices and are powerful tools in helping us make continuous improvements in health care.
If you or someone you know has a health care story to share, please contact us at Communications@bchsys.org for more information.
Celebrating Lab Week
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 10:18 AM
From April 9-15, join us in celebrating Medical Laboratory Week!
Medical Laboratory Professionals play a critical role in patient care. This week, we want to take a closer...
World Stroke Day: Minutes Can Save Lives
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 09:09 AM
Justin McKellar, 41, felt guilty for going to the pharmacy so late on June 20, 2022. Arriving at the Rexall on St. Paul Avenue just 15 minutes before they closed, he remembers...
Human connection leads to harm reduction
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 03:09 PM
At the risk of sounding cliché, Jessica Mallette, a nurse practitioner, chose to specialize in addictions medicine because above all else, she wanted to help people. “Addictions...
Stroke Recovery – A Journey from Hospital to Home
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2022 08:00 AM
On March 11, 2022, Benjamin (Ben) Andrews survived a stroke while at home.
“It was around 3pm. I had just woken up from a nap and was watching TV. While sitting there I noticed...
The Ongoing Journey: Living with Epilepsy
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2022 06:00 AM
March is Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Over a lifetime, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure, 1 in 16 will develop epilepsy and approximately, 1 in 100 Canadians are living with...
The Nursing Graduate Guarantee | Meet Ram
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 08:52 AM
Ram Javier always knew he wanted to work in an Emergency Department, but having completed most of his training internationally he knew the processes and technology would be a big...
Santa Claus is coming to town… and his name is Mike McGraw
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 09:41 AM
Mike McGraw might pretend to be shy when you meet him for the first time, but the 63-year-old is anything but.
A long-term patient on the B2 Rehabilitation floor, he is the life...
"All I remember is seeing heaven..." | Mike's Story
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 10:26 AM
After experiencing death and peering into the other side, Mike Jennings began his two year journey as an inpatient at the Brant Community Healthcare System.
After extensive testing...
The DOVE Program Brings Holistic Healing to Dementia Care
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:30 PM
Just as the dove is a symbolic representation of peace and love, so too is The DOVE Program at the Brant Community Healthcare System. Created by recreational therapists Rachel...
Organ donation gives patient the gift of life not once but twice
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 08:42 AM
When you are in relatively good health with no limitations, it can be easy to take everyday life for granted. If you are someone waiting for an organ transplant, living a normal...