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Photo gallery: Habs versus Glens alumni hockey game

sean Oct 30, 2018 - 8:04pm

Last weekened, the Montreal Canadiens alumni team took on the Alexandria Glens alumni in a fundraiser for our hospital's foundation. A packed Palace took in the action, and we have the story and photos in the Oct. 31 edition of The Glengarry News.

You can re-live the action through our online image gallery here.

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The Habs press their offensive attack against the Glens alumni. (Sean Bray photo)

Limited standing room, VIP tickets remain for Canadiens alumni game

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 11:49pm

With regular seating sold out, limited standing room tickets in the arena and in the hall at the glass (elevator accessible) will be available at the door for Saturday's special hockey game fundraiser in support of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital foundation. These tickets cost $45.

As of this posting, just 10 VIP tickets remain available. These include dinner and dessert before the game, and meet & greet with the Habs alumni after the game. Cost is $85. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

As a little bonus, there will be a tykes mini-game between the first and second periods of the alumni game.

The hockey action features alumni of the Montreal Canadiens taking on a group of Alexandria Glens alumni. For roster details, see this earlier post.

Canadiens vs Glens alumni hockey game on Oct. 27

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 5:07pm

Alumni of the Montreal Canadiens will be skating against Alexandria Glens alumni in hockey action on Oct. 27, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria.

The tentative rosters have been announced and can be viewed in this post on Sports in the Glens.

The evening is a fundraiser for the foundation of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital.

Rosters announced for Oct. 27 Canadiens vs Glens alumni game in Alexandria

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 5:01pm

In support of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria will host a hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., featuring alumni of the Montreal Canadiens versus an Alexandria Glens alumni team.

Here are the rosters of players scheduled to be involved.

Montreal Canadiens alumni team

#6 Oleg Petrov

#9 Doug Brown*

#19 Leo Seguin*

#21 Guy Carbonneau

#25 Mathieu Dandenault

#26 Pierre Dagenais

#27 Gilbert Delorme

#29 Jesse Belanger

#30 Chris Nilan

#47 Marc André Bergeron

#71 Patrice Brisebois

#84 Guillaume Latendresse

#33 Richard Sévigny (G)
Coach: Yvon Lambert

Assistant Coach: Frank Papineau

* note: These local individuals claimed two available spots to play on the Canadiens roster.

Alexandria Glens alumni team

#5 Chancey Lajoie

#7 Serge Picard

#9 Troy Stonier

#10 Serge Bellefeuille

#11 Nick Michaud

#12 Rob Mcdonald

#17 Darcy MacDonell

#18 Luc Lanthier

#19 Joel Trottier

#24 Mark Leblanc

#26 Ian Monfils

#28 Alistair MacDonald

#47 Frankie Morris

#73 Karl Hehn

#91 Drew McMillan

#30 Jacques Massie (G)

#33 Roch Gauthier (G)

#43 Julien Vanden Oetelaar (G)
Coach: Alain Giroux

Assistant Coach: John Hope

Referee: Jamie Lavigne    
Linesmen: Dan Pidgeon and Stephen McDonald

Canadiens alumni to skate at Palace vs Glens alumni on Oct. 27

sean Oct 23, 2018 - 1:37pm

On Saturday, Oct. 27, alumni of the Montreal Canadiens will skate at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria against a team of Glens alumni. The action is set for a 7 p.m. start.

The event is a fundraiser for the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets are available by contacting the foundation or North Glengarry Recreation.

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Members of the Glens alumni team get in a practice session. (Sean Bray photo)

Winchester hospital not affected by cancer drug problems

publisher Aug 22, 2018 - 2:28pm

Winchester District Memorial Hospital has completed a full assessment of how chemotherapy drugs are given to cancer patients at the Brian Hough Chemotherapy Unit and has confirmed that all medication has been administered properly.

Cancer Care Ontario asked all 74 Ontario hospitals that deliver cancer drug treatments to review their procedures due to concerns related to three specific cancer drugs - Pembrolizumab, Nivolumab and Panitumumab. In 28 of those hospitals, it was found that some patients didn't receive proper dosing due to small amounts of the drug remaining in the IV tubing.

WDMH is not one of those 28 hospitals. WDMH is the largest satellite cancer centre in the region. Last year, there were 2,373 cancer clinic visits to WDMH.

New hospital CEO

publisher Jul 27, 2018 - 11:15am

After an extensive search process, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) in Alexandria has appointed a new hospital CEO. Michael Cohen joins HGMH after 16 years at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, where he most recently held the position of Vice President - Clinical Services and Information Management since 2009.

He succeeds Linda Morrow in June.

Board Chair Corey Kalsi says the search subcommittee is extremely pleased with the results. "Michael's genuine approach and outstanding relationship-building skills make him a great addition to our team. He's strategic-minded and strongly oriented towards growing our hospital to ensure a sustainable future," he says.

Originally from Ontario, Cohen began his career in healthcare in 1995 in Calgary after earning a master's degree in sociology. In 1998, he returned to Ottawa to take on progressive analyst and management roles at the Canadian Institute for Health Information before landing at the Queensway Carleton Hospital where he has worked since 2002.

Mr. Cohen says he's very pleased to be joining HGMH. "I really like working for a place where I can get behind the culture. I've had the opportunity to visit HGMH on a number of occasions and interact directly with some of the senior staff. I was immediately interested in working for an organization that values people, that values patients, and has a sense of duty for their community. I think there's a good fit between what I see as the culture and mandate of HGMH and my own personal values and leadership philosophy."

Mr. Kalsi says that the board looks forward to welcoming the new CEO to HGMH. "We are thrilled that Michael will be taking the reins as CEO, and we're proud to welcome such a superb leader to our exemplary rural hospital."

Hospital CEO retiring

publisher Jan 31, 2018 - 3:32pm

The chief executive officer of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria, Linda Morrow, has announced that she will retire at the end of June.

As for a successor, the board of directors "will be engaging in a recruitment process as per the Succession Planning Policy."

"In her 37 years as an employee of HGMH, Linda has held several roles at the hospital, from Registered Nurse to Chief Nursing Officer to CEO.  She has been an integral part of many improvements at HGMH, including the expansion of the Emergency and Ambulatory Care units, implementation of the Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and the addition of many new services such as ultrasound, bone densitometry, cardiac stress testing, cardiac ultrasound, and pulmonary function testing," says chair Bruce Starkauskas.

"On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda for her hard work and dedication to HGMH.  Her departure will be a great loss to the organization, and she will certainly be missed. I am sure you will join me in wishing Linda all the best as she begins the next chapter of her life."

Winchester hospital smoke-free

publisher Dec 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) will be completely smoke-free starting January 1, 2018. Individuals can no longer smoke anywhere on hospital property, including in vehicles in our parking lots.

"WDMH is committed to building healthier communities and to fostering a safe, healthy workplace," explains Cholly Boland, CEO.

All Ontario hospitals must comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act which ban smoking on all hospital properties. The new rules apply to the smoking of tobacco, medical marijuana and e-cigarettes (smoking/vaping). Everyone is required to leave hospital property to smoke. As well, smoking is not permitted within 60 feet of the public school, playground or sports field.

WDMH provides support to patient and staff who wish to quit smoking. Smoking cessation programs are also offered through family physicians and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Visit MyQuit.ca for more information.

The local public health unit is responsible for enforcing the law and carries out inspections and responds to smoking complaints. Individuals can be fined up to $1,000 for a first offence. The hospital can also be fined, up to $100,000, for a first offence.

If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613-774-1049 or by email at cboland@wdmh.on.ca