Guardian Angels

Meet Our Guardian Angels

The Almonte General Hospital team is comprised of over 500 dedicated healthcare professionals and support staff and a multitude of devoted volunteers.  Many of you have had a member of the AGH team provide you, or a loved one, with extraordinary care or service in Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor or Lanark County Paramedic Service.

We cherish your stories and written notes of gratitude for the care, comfort and kindness provided by a member of the AGH team. While our staff members are grateful for your words of thanks, you asked us for a way to offer special acknowledgement to those outstanding medical staff, caregivers, support staff, co-workers and volunteers. We listened and created the Guardian Angel Program.

Nominate a Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel Program offers you the opportunity to recognize a member of the AGH team who has touched your life in a significant way. To nominate your Angel please complete a nomination form and return to the Foundation office.

To learn more about the Guardian Angel program contact the Foundation office at 613-256-2514 ext. 2610, or email Cheryl Moore at cmoore@agh-fvm.com

The BEST doctor Lee ever had!

The BEST doctor Lee ever had!

Paul and Lee Brennae recognized a very special person in their lives by presenting a Guardian Angel Pin to Dr. Jordan Milko. "Jordan, we would like to thank  you for being  Lee’s doctor for the last 3 or 4 years. During this period of time, you have seen her through...

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Celebrating Brian Munro

Celebrating Brian Munro

Brian Munro was presented with an Angel Pin today with many of his co-workers gathered to congratulate him. “Brian has been a very dedicated, hardworking employee. He cares deeply about the quality of care we give our patients and residents. He cares about his...

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Jennie Thorsteinson found her Guardian Angel

Jennie Thorsteinson found her Guardian Angel

Jennie Thorsteinson found her Guardian Angel during a recent stay at the Almonte General Hospital.  Jennie was so thankful for the care that she received that she nominated Nicole Fitzpatrick for a Guardian Angel Pin. “My nurse introduced herself saying ‘I’m Nicole...

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Dr. McGarry’s Angels

Dr. McGarry’s Angels

Our very own Dr. McGarry proudly presented five of our wonderful nurses with Guardian Angels pins. Dr. McGarry along with her family wanted to recognize the nurses for the dedicated care provided recently to her father as well as the care that was provided to her...

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Compassionate and Caring!

Compassionate and Caring!

Mr. Lionel Easton proudly presented Amanda Rice with a Guardian Angel Pin. Amanda is a Registered Nurse who cares for patients at the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team. A Guardian Angel Pin is presented to physicians, staff, and volunteers who have gone above and...

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Unfailingly cheerful and devoted to all of her clients

Unfailingly cheerful and devoted to all of her clients

Ann Lalonde and her sister Claire Zanetti, nominated Cathy Casey for the Guardian Angel pin award. They had met Cathy shortly after their Mom, Mary Lalonde moved to Fairview Manor approximately two years ago. From their first meeting, they were impressed by Cathy's...

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An excellent leader and team player!

An excellent leader and team player!

Our very own Patti Morton was presented with an Angel Pin at a surprise ceremony today from Hannah Munro with many of her co-workers gathered to congratulate her. Patti was recently appointed to the new role of Integrated Director of Allied Health Services after 26...

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Treating the patient

Treating the patient

Going above and beyond is how Orvel and Penny Marquardt describe Dr. Karen Turcotte for the care she provides. In gratitude, they requested a Guardian Angel pin be presented. Mary Wilson Trider, CEO and President did the honours of awarding the angel pin to Dr....

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Add a stylish ‘Cap’ to that Angel’s wings

Add a stylish ‘Cap’ to that Angel’s wings

The story starts in a hospital board meeting where the Hospital board wanted to know how they could support and help staff during the burgeoning pandemic. Dr. Ursula McGarry, attending the board in her role as Medical Advisory Committee representative, suggested staff...

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7 Guardian Angels

7 Guardian Angels

These Volunteer Services Committee volunteers have been faithfully meeting for several years, and performing many behind the scenes activities to support the Almonte General Hospital.  These women have done fundraising, decorated and undecorated the halls and units of...

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Gretta Bradley – Guardian Angel

Gretta Bradley – Guardian Angel

Gretta Bradley was presented with an Angel Pin by Joy Delahunt, a former AGH-FVM Foundation Board member and volunteer, during the 3rd annual Paddle for Almonte General Hospital. Gretta has been a longstanding volunteer with the Hospital and has been helping to lead...

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Janet McGonigal – Guardian Angel

Janet McGonigal – Guardian Angel

"Janet is my special guardian angel!”  “Janet recognized that the pain from an incorrect diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis was actually related to a hip problem which resulted in me having hip replacement surgery. I was in great pain and incapacitated. Janet saw me weekly...

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