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Posted Monday, July 13, 2015

Leo AlfaroLeo Alfaro is spending his holidays at work.
When the opportunity came to volunteer at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Leo knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. He’d always wanted to volunteer at the Olympics but logistics and lodging were difficult to coordinate. When the call went out for the Toronto Pan Am Games volunteers, he jumped at the opportunity.
“I applied almost one year ago,” says Leo, the Patient Care Manager on 4 South and 7 South....

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Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nursing Facts In celebration of Nursing Week – May 11-17, 2015 – we asked nurses from across Bridgepoint to give us a glimpse into their careers and illustrating how the nurses of Bridgepoint are with you at every step of the way .
“I like to start my day by saying hello to everyone – both my team and my patients,” says Simret Tewolde, an RPN in transitional care. At the end of her shifts, she takes time out of her busy day to say goodbye to her patients...

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Posted Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Illustration_sandraAfter a severe case of the flu four years ago, Sandra McCullough was diagnosed with a rare, chronic disease characterized by burning pain that feels like barbed wire. “Unless you’re a specialist or a neurologist, this isn’t a well-known disease,” says Sandra.
She was diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, which is the result of damaged and destroyed nerves that continue to send pain signals to the brain. Sandra’s pain is characterized by...

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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014

BPH-YearEnd-Infographic-14From cleaning the equivalent of 12 football fields every day to getting an A+ from our staff, Bridgepoint accomplished a lot in 2014. You can see our major achievements on display in our “2014 by the numbers” infographic. Thanks to our amazingly gifted staff and volunteers who are responsible for these amazing numbers. We celebrate them in our “Gifts of Bridgepoint” video.
Here's to a healthy and successful 2015!

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Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Patient and Recreation TherapistThe sprinkles fell, icing was piped on the roofs with care and jelly beans were lovingly placed in the shapes of wreaths by patients and their families, staff, and volunteers as the newest holiday tradition and creative art therapy program was introduced at Bridgepoint: a massive gingerbread decorating party.
"The patients were thrilled to be able to take part in such an enjoyable activity," said Recreation Therapist Mary Watkins. "For some, it allowed them to reminisce...

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