Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 02:45 PM
“I’ve learned so much that sometimes staff at CHEO will ask me if I am a nurse,” said Taylor Gervais. “I always tell them no, not officially, but I am Payton’s nurse.”
Taylor is three-year-old Payton Caron’s mom. Their family, including dad, Alan-Michael Caron, and sister Amélie are from Timmins, an eight hour drive northwest of Ottawa.
It is for little girls like Payton and busy parents like Taylor that two CHEO staff worked to improve care for kids with complex airways. Karen Perreault...
Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 08:00 AM
Monday, March 8 is International Women's Day — a global day to "celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality." It's also a time to commit to acting, thinking and being gender inclusive in all that we do at CHEO.
With COVID-19, our annual in-person meet-and-greet had to be put on pause. While our celebration this year looks a little bit different, we still want to give our staff, children, youth, families and community members the opportunity to get...
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 10:43 AM
If you’re a parent or caregiver, you can understand how easy it is to fall into the isolating grind of pandemic parenting — once dinner is done, homework is done and the kids are bathed and tucked in, it’s time for you to rest and recharge for another day. When every day feels the same, it can be hard to remember to ask for help or unite over shared experiences with other parents.
In an effort to support parents and caregivers in the autism community and remind them that they are not alone during...
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 05:19 PM
Ever wonder who is behind the staff Entrance screen or contact tracing at CHEO? Meet a special group of CHEO nurses — affectionately nicknamed the COVID Queens by many they work with – who bring an important safety first lens forward to benefit everyone at CHEO.
Meet our COVID Queens: Kylie Campbell, Jo-Anne Green, Stephanie Grimshaw, Katrina Hage and Chantalle Nolet
This work started with a team consisting of Nurse Practitioners Vikas Chhura, Lisa Hicks and Kathleen Banville in spring of 2020....
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 01:52 PM
With his headphones on and the top of his head just barely peeking up over the top of his laptop screen, Hunter (age 9) has a big smile on his face as he participates in morning attendance with his virtual school classmates. Next to him at her own computer, his sister Madison (age 6) is also gearing up for a day of online learning.
“Our mornings are very routine,” says their mom, Ananda Nicholas. “We have breakfast at 8:00 am, then they get dressed and have 20 minutes of ‘get the wiggles...