St. Joseph’s Health Care London

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St. Joseph’s Health Care London is one of Ontario’s leading teaching hospitals, contributing to the advancement of health care, education and research. We are a partner in London’s academic health sciences community.

Program Description:

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute is a leader in Canada in spinal cord injury treatment and research. It has a 15-bed inpatient rehabilitation
unit specifically designed for individuals who have had a spinal cord injury. Our goal is to help patients reach an optimal level of functioning and assist them in reintegrating into the community. We also
provide education and support for family caregivers. You can watch a video online to learn more about our program. We value patient centered care, respect,excellence and compassion.

Implementation in Action

Consortium Team Members

Site Leads:

Andrea Lee – Director, Rehab. Program

Julie Gagliardi – Coordinator, Rehab.

Dr. Eldon Loh – Physician

Dr. Ali Bateman – Medical Director

Anna Kras-Dupuis – Clinical Nurse Specialist & Implementation Mentor

Site Implementation Team (SIT)

Meaghan Mott – Social Worker

Leanne Brady – Physiotherapist 

Nadia AndrettaWhelan – Therapeutic Rec. Specialist

Katherine Spannemann – Staff Chaplain

Anne-Marie Kap – Social Worker

Paul Garrett – Community Partner

Brenda Martin – Community Partner

Merna Seliman – Data Support

Neal McKinnon – Physiotherapist 

Lindsey Guilbault – Physiotherapist

Implementation & Evaluation Specialists (IES)

Charlie Giurleo – Occupational Therapist & IES

Stephanie Cornell – Physiotherapist & IES

Brianne Floriancic – Registered Nurse & IES

Jaclyn Vandenwyngaert – Registered Nurse & IES

Site Implementation Team (SIT)

Shannon Walters – Physiotherapist 

Gary Lee-Tai-Fuy – Occupational Therapist 

Sarah Trenker – Occupational Therapist 

Christine Butters – OTA/PTA

Kerri DAmbrosio – OTA

Jacqui Kinahan – Community Partner

Patrick Stapleton – Community Partner

Payton Wallman – Occupational Therapist

Diane Mihalik – Registered Nurse

Joanne Wessenger – Registered Nurse

Site Implementation Team (SIT)

Kiera Abernethy – Registered Nurse

Nicole Forster – Registered Nurse

Melissa Lawrence – Registered Nurse

Megan Jakimczuk – Registered Nurse

Colleen Collins – Dietician 

Stephanie Muise – Chief PGY

Katie Worrad – Pharmacist 

Julie Sawchuk – Community Partner