A History of Impact at Providence Healthcare
Stacey Connors, Katrina Hill and Joyce Lee won the grant for their “Hands Up! Improving Arm and Hand Function Post-Stroke” proposal. This funding enabled the purchase of innovative equipment and four days of specialized training for occupational therapists on the three Providence stroke units (inpatient and outpatient) for enhancement of upper extremity treatment.
Pictured: Shareef Isa, Vice Chair, MAPP Advisory Group, Stacey Connors, Hands Up! Project Winner, and Tom Zoras, Chair, MAPP Advisory Group
Providence’s Simulation Program utilizes both a simulation lab and mobile simulation at point of care to improve the training and educational needs of all staff, physicians, and students. Simulation allows healthcare providers to practice new skills in a risk-free environment to improve quality of care and patient safety.
This ENT Suite has broadened the scope of services Providence provides in-house, reducing the need for transportation to other facilities which can cause undue stress and risk of infection.
These innovative beds improve safety and security by lowering to adjust to diverse patient needs, and include features such as a call and alert system, and a built-in scale to aid wellness and recovery.
Serving a diverse Greater Toronto community, this project offers follow up calls to discharged patients in multiple languages including English, Cantonese, Greek or Italian. This project was voted 2nd by MAPP donors, but an individual MAPP donor, George Macri, was inspired to personally fund this project.
As Providence has 245 beds in our hospital, MAPP once again voted to purchase 50 pressure relieving mattresses, making them responsible for replacing 40% of mattresses in the hospital.
These specialized mattresses are designed to prevent and treat pressure ulcers by improving comfort, would healing time, and quality of sleep and reducing the occurrence and severity of wounds.