2021-22 Grant Listing

Education

The Dr. David & Zivia Anne Meltzer Nursing Development Bursary Awards, $9,854 - St. Joseph's Health Care
Awarded to nursing staff across St. Joseph’s based on excellence in nursing, to be used for continuing education in a nursing program.  

The Clinical Education and Development Fund Awards, $3,850 - St. Joseph's Health Care
Awarded to members of an interdisciplinary team providing or supporting clinical care and directed toward clinical education, advancement of leadership, communication, critical thinking, conflict resolution skills, critical appraisal, continuous quality improvement, and evaluation and/or research skills.

The Michael P. Boucher Endowment for Leadership Development Awards, $8,521 - Parkwood Institute Main
Awarded to provide annual support in leadership development, innovation, continuous learning and excellence in the fields of aging, rehabilitation, palliative and veteran care at Parkwood Institute Main.

The Nancy White Memorial Bursary Award, $1,200 – St. Joseph’s Health Care
Awarded to a nursing staff member based on excellence in nursing and used for continuing education in a nursing program.  

The Dr. F. Luney Fund for the Library, $119 - St. Joseph's Hospital
Various educational resources and books were purchased for the Robert M. McFarlane Library at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The Helen C.L. Zavitz Awards, $1,000 – Parkwood Institute Main
Awarded to 2 nursing students who completed a placement at Parkwood Institute Main Building for continued nursing education.

The Christine McQueen Memorial Fund for Nursing Education Awards, $2,300 – St. Joseph’s Health Care
Awarded annually to qualified nursing staff across St. Joseph’s who wish to further their nursing education.

Sinus Surgery Surgical Fellowship Program, $16,875 – St. Joseph’s Hospital
In support of the Rhinology Fellowship program to help develop leaders in the field of sinus surgery and sleep apnea.

The Joan Garrison Award, $1,500 – St. Joseph’s Health Care
Awarded in support of recognition of excellent leadership qualities to support personal and professional development.

McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, $4,120 – Parkwood Institute Main
6 Speech Language Pathologists will attend a virtual course allowing them to participate in training using the most current evidenced-based approach to dysphagia intervention, and allow them to provide a systematic exercise-based rehab framework for swallowing remediation for our patients living with dysphagia.

The Dr. John Denstedt Masters’ of Surgery Res Excellence Award, $1,000 – St. Joseph’s Hospital
Awarded to a urology student/resident/fellow who is enrolled in the Masters’ of Surgery Program at the Schulich Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Online Education, $693 – St. Joseph’s Hospital
Ophthalmic technicians will now have the opportunity to access online education modules providing current education and advanced knowledge in the area of diagnostic testing.

Patient Care

Royal Canadian Legion Tri District in support of the Veterans Wish List, $78,718 – Parkwood Institute Main
Wish list items include funding for the dining delights food program, theatre tickets, a drum carder for Veteran arts, dreams and wishes program, a smart board, client comforts for the OSIC clinic, park maintenance costs, pub services and a camp experience.

Dinner on Us Leadership Grant, $6,598 – St. Joseph’s Health Care
In recognition of the extraordinary efforts staff are putting forth during the pandemic, staff will be recognized with a gift certificate for dinner on the hospital.

Veterans Care Western County Wing Dining Room Rejuvenation, $172,202 - Parkwood Institute Main

Pandemic Surge Unit, $2,045 – Parkwood Institute Mental Health
4 iPads will be accessible on the pandemic surge unit at Parkwood Institute Mental Health for patients to connect virtually with loved ones during their hospital stay.

2020-21 Capital Equipment Grant, $163,608 – St. Joseph’s Health Care
Through a Board approved grant, existing foundation funds will help support the 2020/21 capital plan for approved capital equipment needs across the organization.

Shower Head Replacement, $172,772 – Parkwood Institute Mental Health
In support of the replacement of shower heads in 89 patient rooms at Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and 156 patient rooms at Parkwood Institute Mental health Care Building.

Annual Veterans Care and Comfort Fund Grant, $55,000 - Parkwood Institute Main
The Veterans Care and Comfort Fund purchases special care and comfort items that enhance the quality of life enjoyed by Veterans who make their home at Parkwood Institute Main Building and the Western Countries Wing.   

Mattresses for the Veterans Care Program, $8,736 – Parkwood Institute Main
The Veterans Care Program will now have 2 new ROHO mattresses providing ongoing comfort for residents in the Veterans Care Program.

Blanket Warmer Unit for Rehabilitation, $5,039 – Parkwood Institute Main
The Rehabilitation Program will now have a new blanket warmer providing patients with the continued comfort of warm blankets.

Recreation and Patient Program in Complex Care, $1,721 - Parkwood Institute Main
Patients in the Complex Care Program were able to attend various community outings, while those who were unable to leave were provided with special on-site programs. These activities, made possible through donations to the Therapeutic Recreation Fund, helped to increase socialization, leisure activities and feelings of inclusion for enhanced quality of life experiences.  

The Anne Toal & Paul Brisson Fund for Patient Care Needs at Parkwood Institute – Main Building, $2,523 - Parkwood Institute Main
In support of non-capital medical and patient-related equipment to meet frontline patient care needs of the Specialized Geriatric Services, Rehabilitation and Complex Care programs.

2021-22 Capital Equipment Grant, $209,991 - St. Joseph’s Health Care
Through a Board approved grant, existing foundation funds will help support the 2021/22 capital plan for approved capital equipment needs across the organization.

Patient Scales for the Heart Failure Clinic, $250 – St. Joseph’s Hospital
In support of 10 weight scales to improve patient clinical outcomes by tracking daily weight for diuretic management.

Technology for the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team & Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, $1,174 - Parkwood Institute Main
As the majority of the stroke rehabilitation services have been moved online due to the necessary COVID-19 restrictions, home technology devices will now be available on loan for those who do not have access to technology, so that they can also connect virtually and continue with the therapy program sessions in order to optimize recovery.

Eco Therapy, Spirituality and Nature Participation in Forensic Mental Health, $6,257 – Parkwood Institute Mental Health
This project is intended to support patients to renew meaningful immersive and self-authored participation in nature spaces via the innovative application of virtual reality technology.

Care and Comfort Needs for the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Program, $2,746 – St. Joseph’s Hospital
Through a generous designated donation, the program will now have comfortable consultation chairs to care for patients, a DVD player to help provide comfort to young children and extra clothing for those in need.

Butterfly Garden Enhancement Program, $12,160 – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
Adapt and enhance the Butterfly Garden space allowing for therapeutic gardening with residents.

A Smartphone App for Resident Education Regarding Sinus and Sleep Apnea Diseases, $1,609 - St. Joseph's Hospital
The goal of this project is to develop a smartphone app to enable resident learners to update their learning that will cover the essentials of sinus disease and sleep apnea education from an ENT surgery perspective. This will include information retrieval, database searches, and a case logging function.    

Wishing Well Program, $500 - Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
The Resident Wishing Well Program is a new program that will make dreams and wishes come true for the Mount Hope residents.

Educational Materials for the Jolliffe Resource Centre, $1,164 - St. Joseph's Hospital
Patient education materials and brochures on eye conditions were funded by the Marjorie Jean Jolliffe Fund for St. Joseph’s Ivey Eye Institute.

Enrichment of Residents Lives by Councils, $2,400 – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
In support of the enrichment of resident lives through increased engagement of our Resident and Family Councils to develop and implement various initiatives including the Resident Ambassadors Program welcoming new residents.

Care and Comfort Needs for the Acquired Brain Injury Program, $200 – Parkwood Institute Main

Music Therapy Palliative Care, $75 – Parkwood Institute Main
Through designated memorial donations, funding will support a specialized Ipad stand for the individual patient music therapist sessions, the creation of personalized CD recordings, and various musical entertainments for the patients and families to enjoy together.

4 Smartboards for Mount Hope, $1,323 - Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
As COVID-19 has contributed to social isolation, residents will now benefit greatly with the addition of 4 new smart boards to enable them to enjoy entertainment as well as cognitive, educational, seasonal and music therapy programs in the comfort of their lounge or rooms.

Ivey Eye Institute Retina Care Expansion, $11,926 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

Mount Hope Resident Christmas Dinner, $1,477 - Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
St. Joseph’s is able to bring Christmas to the residents at Mount Hope for those that are unable to go home during the holidays to enjoy seasonal festivities amongst family and friends.

Independent Living Unit Renovation, $14,925 – Parkwood Institute Main
This unit provides patients a space to use to practice life skills in preparation for discharged for home.

2019-20 Auxiliary Wish List Grant, $454 - Parkwood Institute Main
Care and comfort items for patient and resident needs were purchased for frontline care in the Rehabilitation, Complex Care and Specialized Geriatrics Programs at Parkwood Institute.

Upper Extremity Positioning and Limb Holders Equipment for Urgent Care, $6,501.27 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

Breast Reconstruction Booklets, $2,500 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

Backyard Bash, $1,302 – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care

Hospital Bed Replacement Mattress, Assessment Program, $12,500 - Parkwood Institute Main
Through a Board approved grant, existing foundation funds will help support the capital plan for approved capital equipment needs across the organization.

Zero Suicide Initiative, $143,871 - Parkwood Institute Mental Health
St. Joseph’s set a bold goal to make suicide a never event in our health care system through a novel initiative called Zero Suicide. This assessment and staged program, supports people as they navigate through the health system and back out into the community.

Automated Breast Ultrasound, $295,000 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

The Operating Room Refurbishment, $335,000 - St. Joseph's Hospital
Funding in support of the Operating Room Refurbishment case that included upgrading 11 surgical suites/operating rooms located in the GA Huot Surgical Centre at St.  Joseph’s Hospital.

Breast Care Renovation, $2,089 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

MRI Upgrade from 1.5 to 3T, $257,000 - St. Joseph's Hospital
Upgrading the 1.5T MRIs to 3T MRIs to improve comfort, efficiency and quality, leading to more accurate results and better treatment in the areas of breast and prostate cancer care, as well as orthopedics.

Home Area Leisure Resource Centres, $1,057 - Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
Enhancements to Mount Hope’s recreational spaces, which gives residents an opportunity to take part in a favorite solo or group activity.

Ultrasound Machine, $152,167 – Parkwood Institute Main

The Gray Centre for Mobility and Activity, $230,387 – Parkwood Institute Main
The Gray Centre for Mobility & Activity at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute will address the growing prevalence of mobility problems in Canadian society as a result of illness and catastrophic injury that robs people of their independence and quality of life.

Christmas Comforts for the Breast Care Program, $122 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

The Ann and Bill Fleming Fund for Patient Rehabilitation & Care Needs at Parkwood Hospital, $3,813 - Parkwood Institute Main
Medical and patient-related equipment was purchased to meet frontline patient care needs in the Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute Main Building.

2020-21 Ann and Bill Fleming Fund for Patient Rehabilitation Care Needs at Parkwood Hospital, $13,049 - Parkwood Institute Main
In support of non-capital medical and patient-related equipment to meet frontline patient care needs of the Specialized Geriatric Services, Rehabilitation and Complex Care programs.

Inpatient & Resident Christmas Cheer, $1,755 - St. Joseph's Health Care
To help make Christmas a little brighter and bring joy to the residents and inpatients within our facilities during the holiday season, Christmas Cheer was spread everywhere! Residents and inpatients enjoyed stuffed stockings with personal care items, a sweet treat and other small items. Beautiful festive décor added to the Christmas spirit. Those in isolation had new games and activities to stay entertained. Even holiday cards and stamps were provided as a way to connect with family members.

14 Day Isolation Equipment, $1,201 - Parkwood Institute Main
As patients who are admitted to Parkwood Main require isolation for the first 14 days of their stay, care teams can now provide rehab at the bedside to help with preventing delays in their rehab journey to recovery.

6 Ultrasound Units, $1,086,168 – St. Joseph’s Hospital

5BS Surge Technology Enhancement, $1,572 – Parkwood Institute Main
Created to provide additional space during the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be equipped with a television for visual entertainment and iPads for virtual visits to help the mental wellbeing of patients during their stay.

Smart Board Mobile and Stationary System for the Rehabilitation Program, $9,953 – Parkwood Institute Main

Prism Glasses for the Complex Care Program, $863 – Parkwood Institute Main

Mount Hope Resident Easter Celebration, $433 – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
The residents at Mount Hope will enjoy fresh spring flowers on the tables as they gather together in the resident dining areas during the Easter holiday.   

6 iPads for Patient Use, $2,005.20 - Parkwood Institute Main
6 iPads with stands are now accessible for patients to connect virtually with family members.

Communications Tools Wishlist, $4,168 – Parkwood Institute Main

Research

Mental Health in Rehabilitation Research, $100,000

Bringing St. Joseph's Diabetes Care to Patients in the Hemodialysis Unit: A quality improvement research study, $2,878

The Sustainability of Clinical Practice in Stroke Research, $365

Smart Technologies for Youth Mental Health Care, $163,790

Beryl & Richard Ivey Research Chair in Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation & Recovery, $157,671
Chair position providing scientific leadership in Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation & Recovery within Lawson Health Research Institute (based at Parkwood Institute Main Building).

LHRI Founding Endowment Fund, $86,937
Supports ongoing research initiatives at Lawson Health Research Institute to improve health care for our community, region and beyond.

Lawson General Endowment, $31,090
Supports ongoing research initiatives at Lawson Health Research Institute to improve health care for our community, region and beyond.

Research Capital Fund, $5,089
Supports ongoing research initiatives at Lawson Health Research Institute to improve health care for our community, region and beyond.

The Helen and Frances Lawson Chair in Diabetes Research, $130,797 
Chair position that is improving diabetes care through medical research.

Dr. Joseph Rea Endowed Chair in Mood Disorders, $37,899
Chair position to advance progress in understanding mechanisms of the causes, prevention and treatment of affective disorders to improve the care and treatment of those suffering from these disorders.  

The Miggsie Lawson Directorship of the Lawson Health Research Institute, $63,962
Chair position of the Scientific Director of Lawson Health Research Institute, attracting research talent and improving medical research for the health of our community, region and beyond.

Donald and Elizabeth Ness Endowment, $19,434
To support of the pursuit of expert assistance for researchers to commercialize their discoveries at Lawson Health Research Institute.

Douglas & Vivian Bocking Chair in Fetal and Newborn Growth, $106,344
Chair position in Fetal and Newborn Growth.

The Endowed Chair in Human Microbiology & Probiotics, $225,523 
Chair position in Human Microbiology & Probiotics, improving health care through research in probiotics.

Confocal Microscope Case, $290,000

The MacDonald Franklin Operational Stress Injury Research Centre, $179,040

Development of Fatty Acid Binding Protein 3 Radiotracers as Surrogate Biomarkers for Alpha-Synuclein and Lewy Bodies, $39,870

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD): Creating a Predictive Tool, Definition, and Care Model through a Clinical Quality Improvement Initiative Phase 1, $14,600

The Mary Elizabeth Horney Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research, $1,197

Translational Clinical Breast Cancer Trials, $147,000

Operations for the Chair in Human Microbiology & Probiotics, $37,800

The Cyclotron Case, $92,004
In St. Joseph’s Cyclotron & PET Radiochemistry Facility, radioisotopes are produced for targeted imaging research in a variety of areas of care, including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and mental health. But the facility was limited in how many radioisotopes they could produce to keep up with the demand. Now, the facility is able to triple their production through additional tools and technology.

Narcotics After Surgery Study, $2,266

COVID-19 and Disability: The Impact of a Societal Lockdown on those with Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries, $14,370

Next generation exogenous surfactants for COVID-19 and future respiratory pandemics, $13,190

Characterizing the burden of surgical care in CoVID-19 positive patients, $7,662

Dr. Peter A. Rechnitzer Fund for the Centre for Activity & Aging, $1,510

The MINDS of London-Middlesex: Tackling the Wicked Problem of Youth Mental Health and Addictions, $122,827

Weston Brain Institute-Dr. Pasternak's Parkinson's Dementia Study, $125,937 

Biomarkers for Assessing disease Activity and Predicting Cardiovascular Complications in Rheumatoid Arthritis, $29,522

Using Sodium MRI to Understand and Predict Diuretic Resistance: Enabling Precision Medicine, $1,900

Dr. Robert Teasell Fellowship in Stroke Rehabilitation Care and Research, $77,898

Autoradiographic System Needed to Dramatically Improve New Molecular Imaging Procedures for Early Detection of Disease, $34,000

Partial Oral Antimicrobial Therapy for Infective Endocarditis in Persons who Inject Drug, $9,750

A Multi-Centre, Adaptive, Randomized, Open-label, Controlled Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational Therapeutics for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients, $15,000

Emerging Researchers, The Dr. Montero-Odasso Mobility & Cognition Research, $60,384

Identification of the mechanisms whereby high birth weight can increase the risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes, $13,495

Internet Delivery of Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, $19,998

Research Student to Advance Discovery in the Mobility and Activity Theme, $14,757

Comparing Patient Satisfaction with Virtual Care Versus In-Person Assessment at the Otolaryngology Clinic, $25,880

CAN-Thumbs UP – Home-based RCT Multidomain Interventions to Prevent Dementia, $195,182