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GREETINGS
THE
CONCORDIA
WAY
VOL. 2, NO. 1
SPRING 2019
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n behalf of the physicians and staff of Concordia from their mission to provide you with the highest quality
Hospital and Concordia Place, it is my pleasure to care and compassion care.
welcome you to the Spring 2019 issue of The ConOur future lies in developing excellence and innovation
cordia Way. Our community of care is now several months in primary care, family medicine, and orthopedic surgery.
into planning and implementing site-wide changes. I hope Although our role within the system is being redefined,
the information we share throughout these pages will Concordia Hospital and Concordia Place will continue to
keep you informed of all that is taking place, and renew build on our 90-year legacy of serving our community, our
your confidence in Concordia’s ability and commitment to city, and our faith. We will still serve our valued patients as
provide quality healthcare services.
a provincial leader in hip and knee surgery.
There are signs we’re on the right track. A recent report
Your trust in us has made our past accomplishments posfrom the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) sible. As we prepare to serve you and your families in new
shows that the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) ways, we are thankful for that trust, and remain committed
is tied for the most improved health region in Canada. CIHI to maintaining and strengthening it, long into the future.
acknowledged that this is remarkable considering we are in
Sincerely,
the midst of the biggest changes to our healthcare system
in 30 years. These improvements are the result of the hard
Valerie Wiebe, RN,BN,MN
work and commitment of our dedicated staff and physicians.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Throughout this time of change, they have never wavered
Concordia Hospital and Concordia Place
INSIDE THIS ISSUE...
CONTRIBUTORS
Hal Anderson
Sue Barkman
Doreen Ens
Ryan McBride
Valerie Wiebe
ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIPS
WHERE THE HEART IS:
LIFE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS / 1
HIP & KNEE
RESEARCH NEWS / 6
CONCORDIA HOSPITAL
NEWS & EVENTS / 8
COMFORT CARE
CAMPAIGN UPDATE / 11
GOING BANANAS
FOR GOOD HEALTH / 12
MEET YOUR CONCORDIA
SECURITY TEAM / 13
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