MEDIA ADVISORY/ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Recognizing and Celebrating Patients on May 30

RICHMOND HILL and VAUGHAN, ON, May 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Everyone has story; every day at hospitals around the world, patients are faced with healthcare challenges from illnesses and injuries that change their lives forever.

Join us on Monday, May 30, 2016, when Mackenzie Health hosts its inaugural Celebrating Patients: Your Stories Inspire Us event. Come learn about some of the moving and courageous patient stories at Mackenzie Health.

Patients will include someone who requires nightly dialysis, a young man who experienced a potentially devastating stroke, a woman with cancer and an optimistic outlook, and a young mother who prematurely gave birth when she experienced an unexpected difficulty in her pregnancy. Each will inspire you with their strength to overcome or best manage their situation.

Photo Opportunity:



Who:  

Recent patients who have overcome or are managing significant health challenges and Dale Curd, host of CBC's popular television show Hello Goodbye.



What:

Mackenzie Health's Inaugural Celebrating Patients Day: Your Stories Inspire Us event



Where:

Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital


Berwick Family Auditorium, C-Wing, Level 1


10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 4Z3



Why:  

In recognition of the strength and courage of patients facing health challenges.  



When:

Monday, May 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., reception to follow.

 

Quick Facts at a Glance:

  • Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional healthcare provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services.
  • Nationally recognized for its commitment to safety and quality patient care, Mackenzie Health was also awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian healthcare provider can receive.
  • Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future.
  • This focus is reflected in the organization's strategic directions: Exceptional Patient and Family Experience, Excellent Quality and Efficiency, Community-driven Growth, and Great People, Systems and Partners.
  • With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada.
  • Construction on the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016.

SOURCE Mackenzie Health

Image with caption: "Mackenzie Health (CNW Group/Mackenzie Health)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160526_C7330_PHOTO_EN_700802.jpg

For further information: Stefanie Kreibe, Communications and Public Affairs Consultant, Mackenzie Health, Tel: (905) 883-1212 ext. 7484, E-mail: stefanie.kreibe@mackenziehealth.ca; Suset Silva, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Mackenzie Health, Tel: (905) 883-1212 ext. 7498, E-mail: suset.silva@mackenizehealth.ca

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