Thank a Physician, Caregiver, Staff Member or Volunteer. Support Vital Health Care.

Who was vital to your care today. Three photos of caregivers at a hospital.
Staff members and health care teams are #VITAL2HHS. Every day they go above and beyond to make a real difference in patients’ lives. Show your gratitude by making a donation in their honour today.

Making a tribute gift is the perfect way to thank a Hamilton Health Sciences physician or staff member who was vital to the care of you or someone you loved.

Honour any hospital staff member or a specific health care team, and they will be informed of your gift and receive a special commemorative lapel pin. If you include a personal message, they will receive it with their pin.

You can honour as many staff or teams 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.

The value of your gift will not be shared.

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

Honouree Gallery

These outstanding staff members were vital at Hamilton Health Sciences.

September 2020 Honourees

Dr. Jeff Healey

Hamilton General Hospital

“Donation is to acknowledge Dr. Healey’s exemplary clinical patient care.” – Dr. Nina G.


Dr. Juan Guzman

Hamilton General Hospital

“On February 23, 2020, i was transported to The General Hospital via ambulance due to cardiovascular problems. During my five day stay, Dr. Guzman was my attending physician. Because of his diligence, he was able to determine that my breast cancer had spread to my lungs. This diagnosis has allowed me to extend my life and enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. My sincere gratitude to Dr. Guzman and his team for their care.” – Maria M.


Dr. Som Mukherjee

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“I am an ongoing patient of Dr. Mukherjee. His expertise, compassion and patience have made dealing with my illness easier. My sincerest gratitude.” – Maria M.


Dr. Vinjamuri Chari

Regional Rehabilitation Centre

“Thank you!” – Gladys T.


Ms. Natasha Hemon

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for your help.” – Gary C.


Staff of Nephrology 2G Clinic

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Our family continues to be incredibly grateful for all of the continued attention and care that we receive as a family and for Benjamin specifically. Thank you so much for being exceptional at what you do. Your impact has been significant.” – The Catton Family


Staff of Oncology Day Services

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you.” – Emidio and Barbara M.


Staff of Pediatric Oncology Unit

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for your care and support of Owain over the last four months. We’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for you.” – The Buchnea Family

August 2020 Honourees

Mrs. Sabrina Bucalo

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thanks for getting me in for hip surgery. My life is a lot better. Thank you.” – Kimball D.


Dr. Edward Kachur

Hamilton General Hospital

“Very grateful for an excellent recovery.” – Merch in Motion Inc.


Dr. Gordon Okawara

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for your help.” – The Martin Family


Dr. Richard Whitlock

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Thomas Wood

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thanks for getting me in for hip surgery. My life is a lot better. Thank you.” – Kimball D.

July 2020 Honourees

Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you so much for the wonderful care.” – Beverley K


Dr. Jonathan Sussman

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“For all your kindness and exceptional care.” -The Fisher Family


Dr. Jason Wong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“For all your kindness and exceptional care.” -The Fisher Family


Dr. Jim Wright

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thanks for the superb care for my breast surgery and hysterectomy.” -Rose-Marie B


Dr. Anand Swaminath

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With deep thanks.” – Paul B.


The Radiation Treatment Unit 

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With deep thanks.” – Paul B.


Dr. Ved Tandan

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With deep thanks.” -Paul B.


Dr. John Goffin

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“With deep thanks.” – Paul B.

June 2020 Honourees

Ms. Allyson Delorenzi, R. N.

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thanks for all you do. We are lucky to call you our friend!” – Laura & Jon


Ms. Deborah Gjertsen

McMaster University Medical Centre

“Thank you so much for going above and beyond for our daughter!” – Nayana’s Family 


Dr. Michael J. Marcaccio

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Brian C. Misiaszek

St. Peter’s Hospital

“Thank you for taking the time and compassion to look after my health requirements, allowing me to continue enjoying life.  Thank you and God Bless!” – The Costa Family


Dr. Brian C. Misiaszek

St. Peter’s Hospital

“Thank you for the care and dedication you showed to my father Manuel Costa and to myself. You went above and beyond to make sure he was on the right path.  He is getting stronger each day and loving life. Thank you so much!” – The Roque and Costa Family


Mrs. Helena Pelletier

McMaster University Medical Centre

“Thank you so much for going above and beyond for our daughter!” – Nayana’s Family 


Staff of Trauma Department

Hamilton General Hospital

“My brother, Pat M. Burke got into a motorcycle accident with many injuries in April 2020. Thank you to the Trauma team and all the hospital personnel who took care of him when the life changing accident happened. Stay strong.” – The Burke Family


Staff of Trauma Department

Hamilton General Hospital

“The Trauma team at Hamilton Health Sciences saved my cousin’s life, Pat Burke. Thank you to all hospital staff including the admin and custodial staff, for all your hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic!” – The Burke Family

“On February 23, 2020, i was transported to The General Hospital via ambulance due to cardiovascular problems. During my five day stay, Dr. Guzman was my attending physician. Because of his diligence, he was able to determine that my breast cancer had spread to my lungs. This diagnosis has allowed me to extend my life and enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. My sincere gratitude to Dr. Guzman and his team for their care.” – Maria M.

Dr. Juan GuzmanHamilton General Hospital | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, September 2020

“Very grateful for an excellent recovery.” – Merch in Motion Inc.

Dr. Edward KachurHamilton General Hospital | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, August 2020

“Thanks for the superb care for my breast surgery and hysterectomy.” – Rose-Marie B

Dr. Jim WrightJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, July 2020

“Thank you for the care and dedication you showed to my father Manuel Costa and to myself. You went above and beyond to make sure he was on the right path.  He is getting stronger each day and loving life. Thank you so much!” – The Roque and Costa Family

Dr. Brian C. MisiaszekSt. Peter’s Hospital | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, June 2020