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Message from Connie Dejak, Runnymede Healthcare Centre President & CEO on the COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s readiness to rise to unexpected challenges has never been more apparent than in our response to the global COVID-19 crisis. In this time of great concern and upheaval, our Hospital remains steadfast in its commitment to Patient safety, and our community can continue to count on us to deliver outstanding Patient centered care.

Thanks to robust planning and proactive leadership, Runnymede’s operations have carried on without disruption through these exceptional circumstances. Our incredible front-line Staff have demonstrated outstanding dedication to our Patients, ensuring they receive the care and support they need.

Runnymede’s role as a system partner has never been more important than now. Our hospital speeds the flow of patients through the Healthcare system, alleviating pressure from our partners in Acute Care. As the number of COVID-19 cases surges, our Healthcare System will truly be put to the test, and we will rise to the challenge.

From the outset, we led the way in implementing precautionary measures to protect Patients, Families, Staff and the community at large. We continuously monitor advisements from our Provincial and Federal leaders and respond to the always-evolving situation with appropriate action.

In addition to maintaining Patient Safety during this challenging time, we’ve never lost sight of our commitment to upholding the patient experience. Our innovative use of technology ensures Patients stay connected to their family and loved ones so they continue to receive the emotional support they need as they move along their journeys to recovery.

Unity is our greatest strength. As we all come together to fight this global pandemic, you can be confident that Runnymede will continue to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety for our Patients and Staff.