Shining a light on the Saint John Regional Hospital's stories, its staff, volunteers and donors.
Patient Larry Cain advocates for robotics' as the future of surgery in NB
In 2017, Larry Cain and his wife, Helena, marked their 27th wedding anniversary in a Toronto hotel room. It was a muted celebration. Just the day before, the Quispamsis man had undergone prostate cancer surgery in Canada’s largest city, though was discharged after just one night. A few days later he was on a plane, flying home to Saint John.
Care Inspires Gratitude
Tammy Urquhart fondly recalls her dad, Lloyd Muir. “Everyone was so supportive and positive when we came for appointments. Dad always had a good sense of humour and was always joking around…and everybody was always happy to see him,” says Tammy. She hopes her father's story inspires others to give, as her family saw the true benefits of the exceptional care he received.
National Physicians Day in Canada
Did you know? National Physicians Day in Canada has an even more significant meaning. The date May 1st is Canadian Medical Hall of Fame honouree, Dr. Emily Stowe's birthday. Stowe is considered the first female physician to publicly practice in Canada and her story is a lesson in resilience.
Stephanie O’Ree-Paixao, National Medical Laboratory Week
Stephanie O’Ree-Paixao is a Medical Laboratory Technologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Her career spans 23 years, of which 12 have been spent working at the regional. She is a seasoned lab technician that brings knowledge and enthusiasm for role to work, every day.
Dr. Jennifer Shea, National Medical Laboratory Week
Dr. Jennifer Shea is a Clinical Chemist and Division Head of the Chemistry Laboratory at the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Dr. Shea is one of four chemists province-wide that perform her scope of work, and she is grateful to be supporting an amazing staff and patients at the regional.
Jody Constantine, National Medical Laboratory Week
For Jody Constantine, working in the lab is a rewarding career. Jody started her career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist 17 years ago. She spent ten years in phlebotomy taking blood and then moved to Cytopathology in late last year. She finds her work rewarding and is excited to share her experiences as part of celebrating Medical Laboratory Week.