Thank Your Doctor, Nurse, Caregiver or Medical Staff

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Making a tribute gift is the perfect way to thank a Hamilton Health Sciences staff member who went above and beyond for you or someone you love.

Honour any member of the hospital staff team and they will be informed of your gift and receive a special commemorative lapel pin. If you would like to include a personal message, we will see that they receive it with their pin.

Whom Should I Honour with My Gift?

You can choose to honour any staff member who made a difference in your care – a doctor, a nurse, therapist or any other Hamilton Health Sciences staff. You can also honour a specific health care team.

How Many Staff Members can I Recognize and Send a Pin to?

Please recognize as many staff as you like. However, each donation and thank you message must be made separately in order for each staff member to receive their lapel pin.

To make your donation, please fill out the form below or call 905-522-3863 or email donations@hamiltonhealth.ca.

These outstanding staff members went above and beyond at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Know a staff member you want to honour? Thank your caregiver today!

2019  Honourees

July 2019 Honourees

Staff of Colposcopy Clinic

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Thank you for all the work you do!


Dr. Shawn Forbes

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Thank you for the follow-ups and for saving my life.

June 2019 Honourees

Dr. Dustin Costescu

McMaster University Medical Centre

Many thanks for bringing two wonderful children into our lives.


Dr. Charles Cunningham

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
McMaster Children’s Hospital

Congratulations on your outstanding and highly impactful career, touching the lives of thousands of kids and families! All the best for your next adventures!


Dr. Tim Davies

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Thank you for your compassionate and professional care and approach during this time.


Dr. Christopher Hillis

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Thank you for your amazing care the past two years. With much gratitude, Dora.


Dr. Margot Loosley-Millman

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of 20E Radiation Therapy

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Sharon, Jane, Melanie, Irene and Christie, thanks for the amazing care.


Staff of E4 Surgical – Nursing and Support Staff

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Family is grateful to the “angels in every area” who cared for their husband and father.


Staff of Emergency Department

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Family is grateful to the “angels in every area” who cared for their husband and father.


Staff of ICU

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Family is grateful to the “angels in every area” who cared for their husband and father.


Staff of Ward E3

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Family is grateful to the “angels in every area” who cared for their husband and father.

May 2019 Honourees

Dr. Bryan Alton 

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thank you for all your patience and understanding! It is because of you that our son has done so well. It is because of your reassurance and support that our family feels comfortable leaving our son in your care!”


Dr. Suzanne Archie 

McMaster University Medical Centre

“Thank you for saving my life. I am still alive thanks to you. Thank you for listening to all my horrible problems and helping me be a successful person. I owe my quality of life to you, I might still be hurting horridly and struggling badly without you.”


Dr. Victoria Avram

Juravinski Hospital


Dr. Stephanie Brister

Hamilton General Hospital

“Still thanking you for my successful three bypass surgeries in 1998. Feeling great!”


Mrs. Leticia Calura 

McMaster University Medical Centre

“Caring, concern, kind and supportive – some of the words that describe you. Leticia makes a monthly visit at McMaster Medical Day Care Unit for IVIG – a happy place to be!”


Ms. Jennifer Campbell

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Agnes Chmiel

Regional Rehabilitation Centre

“Thank you for sharing your expertise and providing excellent care.”


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you for taking me as a patient, the recovery after surgery went well and I feel really good now.” 


Dr. Clive Davis

Hamilton Health Sciences

“In appreciation and in honour of Dr. Davis.”


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Shawn Forbes

McMaster University Medical Centre


Dr. Tina Gai

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for your amazing care of myself and Parker on December 18, 2018!” 


Mr. Vincent Grady 

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you so much for the great way you helped during this stressful time. You are the face of JCC, you are the first and last person we see. You make all the difference during this difficult time by reducing the stress. We appreciate everything you do.”


Mrs. Barbara Groznik 

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for your kindness, care and compassion. You are an angel and your dedication to nursing is amazing. Thank you for all you do to help patients and their families.”


Ms. Pauline Hamilton

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“They were a great team! Their encouragement and care was amazing.” – Roseanne and Thomas


Dr. Sebastien Hotte

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Thank you for the wonderful care and support you have given.


Dr. Iqbal Jaffer and Team

Hamilton General Hospital

“I would like to thank you and your team – Dr. Iqbal Jaffer, Nick Dontuma, Hawa Mohammed, Dr. Romi, Karen Rocha, Christine Hui, Filomena Toito and all the hospital employees and management for your excellent humanitarian and honest service with my illness. Hoping you have continued success. Thank you.”


Ms. Anita Jukic

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thank you for treating my son with respect and dignity. Thank you for being so compassionate!”


Staff of Juravinski Cancer Centre

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Heartfelt thanks from my family to the nurses and doctors at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for the excellence care.”


Dr. Stephen Kelly

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Kelly for his dedication to the health and well-being of his patients, as well as his work during my time with him.” 


Dr. Tom Kouroukis

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Kylie Lepic

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“She is simply the best.” 


Dr. Kylie Lepic

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“You are the most caring doctor. You are the best and we love you.” 


Ms. Karen Litman

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for going above and beyond at every clinic visit! I’m so grateful for your care! Thank you!”


Mr. Jeff Lunn

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Michael Marcaccio

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In great appreciation.” 


Dr. Sharon Marr

St. Peter’s Hospital


Dr. William McMillan

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In appreciation of the service at Juravinski Cancer Centre.” 


Dr. Alison Montgomery

Hamilton General Hospital

“Your dedication, professionalism, expertise and loyalty to your cause goes beyond all expectations! Thank you on behalf of the entire Lifestyle Wealth team.” 


Dr. Som Mukherjee

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Som Mukherjee

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Doug Oliver

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thanks for being there for me.”


Dr. Mohan Pai

McMaster University Medical Centre

“Thank you for loving my boys like they were your own and doing all that was humanly possible to make their lives better. We love you for all you’ve done! P.S. We now have a grandson, Nathan Jordan.”


Mrs. Michelle Dawn Playfair

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“You are a godsend to everyone you care for. Your kindness and caring are limitless and often go unrecognized. Thank you for all you do.” 


Ms. Cheryl Reid

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“You are an amazing nurse and sister. Thank you for taking such good care of our family. With Love and gratitude.” – Jan and Jerry


Ms. Julie Riley

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Leyo Ruo

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With my sincere thanks for your excellent medical care over the years. You performed a painstaking Whipple procedure on me three years ago in order to afford me my best chance at life. Thank you for your warm smiles each time we meet.” 


Dr. Bruno Salena

McMaster University Medical Centre


Dr. L. Semelhago

Hamilton General Hospital

“In appreciation of receiving gift of life through your cardiac care.” 


Dr. Bobby Shayegan

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Frank C. Smith

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you Doctor Smith for your excellent care over the past many years. Your are not only a very talented doctor, but you are also a kind and caring person. I cannot thank you enough. Enjoy your retirement.” – Janice


Dr. Niv Sne

Hamilton General Hospital

“For care above and beyond.” 


Ms. Kaitlin St. Pierre

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of Neurointerventional Surgery Stroke Care

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thanks for great life saving work!” 


Ms. Marian Wheeler

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for your exceptional care, patience and guidance helping Melanie cope with her type 1 diabetes. You’ve made a difference!”


Dr. Jim Wright

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“They were a great team! Their encouragement and care was amazing.” – Roseanne and Thomas


Dr. Li Zhang and Team

Hamilton General Hospital

“I would like to thank you and your team – Dr. Iqbal Jaffer, Nick Dontuma, Hawa Mohammed, Dr. Romi, Karen Rocha, Christine Hui, Filomena Toito and all the hospital employees and management for your excellent humanitarian and honest service with my illness. Hoping you have continued success. Thank you.” 

April 2019 Honourees

Ms. Clare Cimino

St. Peter’s Hospital

“Thank you.”


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you – I am very happy with my father’s care.”


Dr. Lua Eiriksson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Ms. Margaret Forbes

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Nicole Hodgson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Celebrating six years cancer free. Thank you!”


Dr. Nicole Hodgson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Himu Lukka

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for your care and your support.” – Martyn


Dr. Elaine McWhirter

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Celebrating six years cancer free. Thank you!”


Dr. Brandon Meyers

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In honour and deep appreciation for Dr. Meyers, an exemplary professional who is thorough, conscientious and personable.”


Dr. Dominic Parry

Hamilton General Hospital

“I am sending this note to send my heartfelt gratitude. Thanks for easing my pain and thank you for encouraging me when I was down. You have done what medicine alone could not have done. Your care is above and beyond what I could have hoped for. Please continue to be a blessing to them through your profession.”


Dr. Dominic Parry

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Christopher Patterson

St. Peter’s Hospital

“Thank you.”


Dr. Stephen Sagar

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for everything you have done.” – Jose


Staff of C3 Oncology

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for all that you have and continue to do, while taking such wonderful care of our mother, Vilma!”


Staff of Cardiac Care

Hamilton General Hospital

“We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Zhang and the OR staff for saving our son’s life. Without your expertise, knowledge, commitment and team work, our son would not be here today! Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your care and compassion in making a difference.” – Regards, Mike and Anna


Staff of Heart Investigation Unit

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you – I am very happy with my father’s care.”


Staff of Heart Investigation Unit

Hamilton General Hospital

“We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Zhang and the OR staff for saving our son’s life. Without your expertise, knowledge, commitment and team work, our son would not be here today! Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your care and compassion in making a difference.” – Regards, Mike and Anna


Dr. Eldon Tunks

Regional Rehabilitation Centre

“Dr. Tunks, thank you for your kindness and compassion in helping me cope with the constant chronic pain each day.” – June


Ms. Jennifer Wiernikowski

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Li Zhang and the OR staff

Hamilton General Hospital

“We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Zhang and the OR staff for saving our son’s life. Without your expertise, knowledge, commitment and team work, our son would not be here today! Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your care and compassion in making a difference.” – Regards, Mike and Anna

March 2019 Honourees

Ms. Tara Behie, Ms. Marita Bosch, Ms. Margaret Forbes, Ms. Gloria Gibson, Ms. Erin Mitchell, Ms. Lauren Vanderlee and Dr. Parveen Wasi

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“We want to recognize the amazing and outstanding care that was given to my grandfather Don during his treatment. Thank you for working so hard and never giving up.” – Haiden and Family


Ms. Victoria Carter, Ms. Kaitlyn Czerniawski-Hemsworth, Ms. Sarah Gordon, Ms. Kim Impagliatelli, Ms. Justine McIntyre, Ms. Krissa Musseau, Ms. Vanessa Olton, Ms. Karen Orig, Ms. Kim Symons and Ms. Jelena Truvunovic

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“It is with profound gratitude that we honour this incredible group of therapists and administrators. Goodbye and good luck to you all. With love and best wishes.” – The Duggan and Duncan families


Dr. Samantha Cartlidge

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Many thanks for taking the time to share a smile, extend words of support and responding quickly to all calls, my first impression was a lasting impression.”


Dr. Sukhbinder Dhesy-Thind, Dr. Harold Reiter and Dr. Leyo Ruo 

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“I have made the five-year “cure” from pancreatic cancer. Without you and your team of phenomenal doctors I would not be here today. Thank you so very much.”


Dr. Stephen Kelly

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With deepest gratitude, I honour Dr. Kelly for his compassion, talent, integrity and thoroughness during my journey at Juravinski.”


Ms. Shaneka Knight, Staff of C3 Oncology and Dr. David Wilson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for all the good service, support and care shown to Erma.”


Nursing Staff of 8 West

Hamilton General Hospital


Staff of Intensive Care Unit

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of Intensive Care Unit and Staff of Pediatric Stepdown 3C

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“The Embroiderer’s Guild of Peterborough has made a donation to McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation in recognition of the wonderful care Nathan received in ICU and on 3C.”

February 2019 Honourees

Dr. Robert Issenman

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the support and guidance you gave me through the years.  I have been able to achieve some large personal goals and milestones and a lot of this wouldn’t have been possible without you, Chris Raboja, and all the staff in the IBD clinic.  Thank you!” – Neha


Dr. Brian Leber

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Sunjay Sharma

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you so much. I have recovered from my stroke.” Hamilton General Hospital Staff of  6 South “Thanks with all my heart.”


Staff of 6 West

Hamilton General Hospital

“Please receive this donation and many thanks for the excellent care by the General 6-West Physiotherapy & Nursing Staff. Special thanks to Physiotherapist Jennifer, Social Worker Jason for their enduring patience with Gracie.”


Dr. Alejandro Torres-Trejo

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Ms. Debbie Zabolotney

Hamilton General Hospital

“We are thankful for your assistance and were touched by how caring you were to us in our time of need. You made a difficult situation a little easier and we are forever grateful.” – Sharon and Graham

January 2019 Honourees

Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Brian Leber

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Staff of NICU

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of Radiation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for the remarkable care that I received.” – Nora


Mr. Hayden Tanner

Hamilton General Hospital

“Nurse Hayden is a true professional.  His patients always come first. Before he leaves he ensures that his patients are comfortable and his team is covered.  He is always there for support.  His positive, warm attitude brightens the day for all.”


Dr. Susan Waserman

McMaster University Medical Centre

“For over fifteen years, Dr. Waserman and her associates along with all the front desk staff and technicians have provided me with outstanding care. Thank you!”

“For over fifteen years, Dr. Waserman and her associates along with all the front desk staff and technicians have provided me with outstanding care. Thank you!”

Dr. Susan WasermanMcMaster University Medical Centre | HGT Honouree, January 2019

“Thank you Doctor Smith for your excellent care over the past many years. Your are not only a very talented doctor, but you are also a kind and caring person. I cannot thank you enough. Enjoy your retirement.” – Janice

Dr. Frank C. SmithJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | HGT Honouree, May 2019

“The Embroiderer’s Guild of Peterborough has made a donation to McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation in recognition of the wonderful care Nathan received in ICU and on 3C.”

Staff of Pediatric Stepdown 3C and Staff of Intensive Care UnitMcMaster Children’s Hospital | HGT Honourees, March 2019

“Thank you for all the work you do!”

Staff of Colposcopy ClinicJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | HGT Honouree, July 2019

“Many thanks for bringing two wonderful children into our lives.”

Dr. Dustin Costescu McMaster University Medical Centre | HGT Honouree, June 2019

“We are thankful for your assistance and were touched by how caring you were to us in our time of need. You made a difficult situation a little easier and we are forever grateful.” – Sharon and Graham

Ms. Debbie ZabolotneyHamilton General Hospital | HGT Honouree, February 2019

“Thank you.”

Dr. Christopher PattersonSt. Peter’s Hospital | HGT Honouree, April 2019

“We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Zhang and the OR staff for saving our son’s life. Without your expertise, knowledge, commitment and team work, our son would not be here today! Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your care and compassion in making a difference.” – Mike and Anna

Staff of Cardiac CareHamilton General Hospital | HGT Honouree, April 2019

“Nurse Hayden is a true professional. His patients always come first. Before he leaves he ensures that his patients are comfortable and his team is covered. He is always there for support. His positive, warm attitude brightens the day for all.”

Mr. Hayden TannerHamilton General Hospital | HGT Honouree, January 2019

“Still thanking you for my successful three bypass surgeries in 1998. Feeling great!”

Dr. Stephanie BristerHamilton General Hospital | HGT Honouree, May 2019

“Thank you for the follow-ups and for saving my life.”

Dr. Shawn ForbesJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | HGT Honouree, July 2019

“I have made the five-year “cure” from pancreatic cancer. Without you and your team of phenomenal doctors I would not be here today. Thank you so very much.”

Dr. Leyo Ruo, Dr. Harold Reiter and Dr. Sukhbinder Dhesy-ThindJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | HGT Honourees, March 2019

“Thank you for your compassionate and professional care and approach during this time.”

Dr. Tim DaviesJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | HGT Honouree, June 2019

“Please receive this donation and many thanks for the excellent care by the General 6-West Physiotherapy & Nursing Staff. Special thanks to Physiotherapist Jennifer, Social Worker Jason for their enduring patience with Gracie.”

Staff of 6 WestHamilton General Hospital | HGT Honouree, February 2019