New Appointments

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Liu was the successful applicant in the recent selection of Regional Stroke Community and Long Term Care Coordinator, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario. Sandra will begin her work in the role on Tuesday Jan 9th when she can be reached at; phone 613-549-6666 ext 6867.

To Stroke Network of SEO Partners:
As many of you may know Colleen Murphy, RN, BScN, MHS, Regional Stroke Best Practice Coordinator, will be retiring on Dec 8th 2023. Colleen joined our program in January 2010 and has worked tirelessly to build services and enable stroke best practice across our region. Colleen was also seconded part time to OH-CorHealth Ontario where she contributed to stroke prevention initiatives with a focus in vascular health. Colleen effectively built strong relationships amongst the stroke teams and prevention clinics across our region encouraging a collaborative context for care improvement and better patient outcomes in stroke prevention and care.

Welcoming Corrie Hall to our Acute and Regional Stroke team!

Jennifer Holliday, KHSC Stroke Specialist Case Manager will be moving to a management role on Kidd 4 as of Feb 20th. We are very grateful to Jen for her leadership and support on the stroke team over the past few years and wish her the very best in her new role

You may have seen the Ministry of Health announcement that came out April 12th Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our Stroke Network was so pleased to see this new emphasis on home-based and outpatient Community Stroke Rehabilitation Services. The announcement noted that the Ontario government is investing up to $5 million to establish a new, comprehensive community post-stroke rehabilitation program for adult stroke patients of all ages

On behalf of the team at PSFDH, we would like to take a moment to congratulate Tracy Thorne as the successful candidate for the Clinic Nurse Role within our Vascular Protection Clinic (VPC).

On behalf of the QHC team please join us in welcoming Isobel Manzer to the position of QHC District Stroke Coordinator. Isobel is an Allied Health Professional, with clinical background as an Audiologist, and graduate certificates in Project Management and Health Services Administration.

Kayla Purdon, RN, BScN, BA, MN will begin working with the Stroke Network on Oct 20th as our Regional Stroke Community and LTC Coordinator. Kayla has a Masters of Nursing (Teaching Focus) from Athabasca, Alberta that included courses in Evidence-based Practice, Dissemination Strategies, Collaboration and Leadership roles in Health.

Liisa Ware began working as our Stroke Network Administrative Assistant on Oct 4th. Liisa brings over 17 years of KHSC experience to our program including roles in registration and data entry for the Ontario Breast Screening Program,

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario welcomes Emilia Leslie who will be facilitating the KFLA stroke support groups and programs.  Emilia has shared this message:"My name is Emilia Leslie and I am very excited and grateful to announce the start of my position as the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Program Coordinator – Stroke Department at the Greater Kingston site. I have had the privilege of working with individuals and families in various settings for over a decade, as well as meaningful partnerships with community service providers.

The Regional and KHSC Stroke Teams are pleased to warmly welcome Jennifer Holliday as our new part time Stroke Specialist Case Manager. Jennifer is just completing her orientation to the role and will work closely with Anne Dubé, full time Stroke Specialist Case Manager and with the full stroke team. Jennifer’s  nursing career began in 2004 with a nursing diploma from St Lawrence College in Kingston. In 2018, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St.