A ‘natural born leader,’ Wildwood Care Centre PSW honoured for her ‘residents first’ approach

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Holly Williams receives Inspired Leadership Award

For 27 years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Williams has been what Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh calls a “natural born leader” at the St. Mary’s, Ont., long-term care and retirement home. Read more

Lifelong volunteer Pat Hill receives Wildwood Care Centre’s Lifetime Achievement Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Pat has spent years helping others through community programs, schools and her church

Pat Hill has dedicated much of her life to volunteering in her community. She has generously donated her time to a wide variety of community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, schools, a hospital and her church. Read more

(VIDEO) Wildwood PSW’s individualized approach to care earns her Everyday Hero Award

Personal support worker (PSW) Michelle Bellamy describes working at Wildwood Care Centre as her “calling.” Her colleagues at the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home call Michelle an “everyday hero” for her individualized approach to resident care. Read more

(VIDEO) Wildwood Care Centre’s key strength is in its family atmosphere

In today’s OMNIway video, Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh shares the history of the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary at its present location Sept. 18-24. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre celebrates 22 years at current location

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Wildwood Care Centre

But this long-term care home’s story goes back much further, and its history is all about family

ST. MARYS, Ont. – Wildwood Care Centre had its 22nd anniversary at its current location last week, tying the weeklong celebrations in with its staff appreciation week. Read more

Inspired Leader came to Wildwood looking for a job, ended up with a career

RPN Stephanie Bauman, far left, is seen here after receiving her Inspired Leader Award Sept. 21 at Wildwood Care Centre.

RPN Stephanie Bauman, far left, is seen here after receiving her Inspired Leader Award Sept. 21 at Wildwood Care Centre.

RPN Stephanie Bauman recognized for her willingness to learn and take on any task

ST. MARYS, Ont. – Shortly after she became a registered practical nurse (RPN), Stephanie Bauman was looking for a job and found work at Wildwood Care Centre. Read more

VIDEO: Have a dance party or a quality meeting? Check out this week’s quality skits!

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To have a dance party or a quality meeting? This is the question a puppet named Reta Rector asked during OMNI Health Care’s manager’s forum. Read more

Despite the snow, spring plans are blooming bright at Wildwood Care Centre

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Residents making birdfeeders, anticipating weekly campfires and outings

Though snow may be falling this week, the life enrichment department at Wildwood Care Centre in St. Mary’s is determinedly thinking spring.
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Wildwood Care Centre proving successful at mitigating pain issues

Wildwood Care Centre

Wildwood Care Centre

Data shows home has exceptionally strong pain-management program

Wildwood Care Centre is showing the lowest incidence of residents with pain issues in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes, according to the organization’s quality indicator chart. Read more

Wildwood environmental services staffer’s positive work ethic commended

Environmental services staff member Helene Near (second from right) received Wildwood Care Centre's Everyday Hero award this year. The home recently hosted a ceremony to honour her and administrator Scott Walsh (far left) who received the home's Inspired Leader award.

Environmental services staff member Helene Near (second from right) received Wildwood Care Centre’s Everyday Hero award this year. The home recently hosted a ceremony to honour her and administrator Scott Walsh (far left) who received the home’s Inspired Leader award.

Helene Near is what an Everyday Hero is all about, says co-worker

When environmental services worker Helene Near walks down the hallways at Wildwood Care Centre she’s always smiling, a reflection of the positive attitude with which she approaches her work. Read more