Community Hospital (CCH) continues to work on our Strategic Priority of
Building a Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Embracing
Reconciliation, we are excited to welcome a dedicated Indigenous Patient
Navigator who will help us better meet the needs of our diverse community.
joined the team this past spring and brings a deep understanding of healthcare as
well as our local Indigenous patient population and the unique challenges faced
by these individuals. April has been a Registered Nurse for more than 37 years,
having previously worked at the Cornwall General Hospital, Ottawa General
Hospital, and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health in various
nursing and management positions for 34 years.
recognize that navigating the healthcare system can be complex and challenging,
especially for Indigenous patients who may have unique cultural, social, and
historical considerations. That’s where April plays a vital role in
ensuring that our Indigenous patients receive the care they need in a
culturally respectful and sensitive manner.
Some of the key responsibilities of her role include:
“I am truly honored and excited to be part of the Cornwall
Community Hospital team and to serve as the Indigenous Patient Navigator. I am
committed to ensuring that our Indigenous patients receive the respect,
culturally sensitive care, and hands-on support they deserve,” says April. “Cornwall
Hospital's commitment to embracing diversity and providing exceptional care
aligns perfectly with my own values, and I look forward to contributing to the
health and wellbeing of our Indigenous community members.”
I want to express my deep gratitude to April for joining our
CCH Team. As we continue our journey to provide Exceptional Care. Always.
to our community, I am truly excited about the positive impact that our
Indigenous Patient Navigator will have in ensuring that healthcare at CCH
remains inclusive, respectful, and accessible for our patients and families. I
believe this is a strong step forward in building stronger bridges of
understanding and trust between healthcare providers and Indigenous patients.
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