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Providence Care Hospital

Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized care in aging, mental health and rehabilitation.

Continuing the legacy of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Providence Care consists of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre and Providence Manor long-term care home, as well as community sites across the region.

Program Description:

The inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Providence Care Hospital serves adults who have experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI)/disease either due to a traumatic injury or non-traumatic condition. The program offers both high and low intensity rehabilitation to patients admitted from Kingston, Belleville, Brockville and surrounding areas.


The unit serves approximately 50 inpatients/year. Patients are served by a multidisciplinary team consisting of physiatrists, hospitalists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and assistants, social worker, pharmacist, behavioural technologist, dietitian, speech-language pathologist and spiritual health practitioners.

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Co-ordination of community services upon discharge is also provided. Some patients continue their therapy program in the outpatient programs offered in our Rehabilitation Therapy Centre. While involved in the inpatient and outpatient programming, patients may also participate in our hydrotherapy programs.

Implementation in Action

Consortium Members

Linda Martin IBT
Welcome Desk
Care Desk

Site Leads

Patti Harvey – Director

Dr. Sussan Askari – Physiatrist

Dr. Karen Smith – Physiatrist (former)

Site Implementation Team (SIT) -  Tissue Integrity/UTI


Kate Morris – Program Manager

Nicole Ball – Charge Nurse

Crystal Clark – Education Facilitator

Alysa Lafleur – Education Facilitator

Kate Andrusko– Occupational Therapist (primary)

Teresa Broers – Occupational Therapist (back-up)

Nancy Louwagie – Physiotherapist (primary)

Andrew Puckrin – Physiotherapist (back-up)

Nicole Leonarduzzi – OTA/PTA

Danica Ivimey – OTA/PTA

Paula Downie – OTA/PTA

Julie-Ann Murray OTA/PTA

Lindsay Lajoie OTA/PTA

Mckae Kutanzi – SLP interim

Maciej Zaborowski – Spiritual Health Practitioner

Meghan Redfearn (ne Herrington) – Behavioural Technologist

Heather Brown – Behavioural Technologist

June Fransblow – Dietitian

Darlington Etumni – Pharmacist

Joanne Jones – CCRS/Nurse Coordinator

Jolene Heil – Advance Practice Nurse Wound Care

Leila Malone - Social Worker (discharge planning role)

Wilma Shatraw – Nurse

Sherry Gowdy – Nurse 

Jana Roth – Performance Indicator Specialist - Decision Support

Bryce Donald – Community Partner - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Andrea Andrecyk – Community Partner - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Kayla Gauley – Speech Language Pathologist (on leave)

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