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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.

December 2019 Honourees

Dr. Brian van Adel

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Almunder Algird

Hamilton General Hospital

“With gratitude and appreciation for your support and expertise regarding Dennis’ surgery.  Sincerely, Dennis and Mary Louise.”


Dr. Mohammed Aljama

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for the good care from you and your staff.”


Dr. Mohammed Almakadi

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thanks to Dr. Almakadi and the wonderful caring staff for your support and amazing competence in helping me to put Myeloma into remission.”


Staff of 3B2

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Our son Luca was cared for by all the staff in 3B2 with Dr Stacey Marjerrison at the helm. You are all angels in our eyes. The care he received was extraordinary – even helping him with his physics homework when he was frustrated.”


Ms. Laura Bainbridge

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Mr. Marc Bistoyong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for the outstanding care.  I can tell you were born to be a nurse. Sean.”


Dr. Michael Trus and Dr. Louise Bordeleau

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Sarah Burrow

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you so much for the care for my granddaughter, Julia, in August 2019, when she broke her arm. Marnie.”


Staff of Cardiac Care

Hamilton General Hospital

“In February of 2017 my wife suddenly collapsed and was taken by EMS to The General.  While in emergency care she was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis.  She was admitted to cardiac care and four days after the episode she had surgery to replace her aortic valve. and a double bypass surgery.  Four days after surgery she was home and she made a full recovery.  This was all possible because of Dr. H. Van Spall, her cardiologist, Dr. V. Chu, her surgeon, the fellow and resident who examined her in Emergency, all the nurses in cardiac care and the surgical nurses and the nurses in recovery, and finally the outpatient program offered by The General after patients are discharged.  We are truly fortunate to have a fine cardiac care program offered by Hamilton Health Sciences.”


Staff of Child Life

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Ms. Terra Chisholm

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for the outstanding care.  I can tell you were born to be a nurse. Sean.”


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

“In February of 2017 my wife suddenly collapsed and was taken by EMS to The General.  While in emergency care she was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis.  She was admitted to cardiac care and four days after the episode she had surgery to replace her aortic valve. and a double bypass surgery.  Four days after surgery she was home and she made a full recovery.  This was all possible because of Dr. H. Van Spall, her cardiologist, Dr. V. Chu, her surgeon, the fellow and resident who examined her in Emergency, all the nurses in cardiac care and the surgical nurses and the nurses in recovery, and finally the outpatient program offered by The General after patients are discharged.  We are truly fortunate to have a fine cardiac care program offered by Hamilton Health Sciences.”


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you for your exceptional care during my heart valve surgery.”


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

“Many thanks Dr. Chu for saving my life. Robert.”


Ms. Olivia Cywinski

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Deepak Dath

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Ian Dayes

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Always grateful for your care.”


Ms. Jessica Doody

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Mylinh Duong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Mylinh Duong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital

“With special thanks to Dr. Dyub and his team for the care I received in June 2018.”


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital

“Words cannot describe our gratitude for your tremendous skill and patience while performing my lengthy surgery.  The professionalism and care from yourself, your team and hospital staff were greatly appreciated. Thank you, Frank and Family.”


Staff of Emergency Department

Hamilton General Hospital

“In February of 2017 my wife suddenly collapsed and was taken by EMS to The General.  While in emergency care she was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis.  She was admitted to cardiac care and four days after the episode she had surgery to replace her aortic valve. and a double bypass surgery.  Four days after surgery she was home and she made a full recovery.  This was all possible because of Dr. H. Van Spall, her cardiologist, Dr. V. Chu, her surgeon, the fellow and resident who examined her in Emergency, all the nurses in cardiac care and the surgical nurses and the nurses in recovery, and finally the outpatient program offered by The General after patients are discharged.  We are truly fortunate to have a fine cardiac care program offered by Hamilton Health Sciences.”


The Staff of The Fracture Clinic

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Graeme Fraser

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for being not only highly competent but also sincerely caring and compassionate. Judith.”


Dr. Graeme Fraser

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Graeme Fraser

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you very much for your thoughtful and caring medical care.”


Dr. Graeme Fraser

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. John Harlock

Hamilton General Hospital


Staff of Heart Investigation Unit

Hamilton General Hospital

“The Staff at the Dofasco Heart Investigation Unit helped me in May and my eldest brother in September.  They did a wonderful job of making everyone feel at ease and were fun and truly professional. Thanks.”


Staff of ICU

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your care last April.  You are the reason I am home with my family.  After contracting GBS and two spinal surgeries, you nursed me back to health, so I could continue with rehabilitation.  It has been a long road of recovery but I am walking and getting stronger everyday.  I am sending love and gratitude and I always refer to you all as my Easter Angels.”


Staff of ICU

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Staff of ICU

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Mr. Doug Inglis

Hamilton General Hospital

“The Staff at the Dofasco Heart Investigation Unit helped me in May and my eldest brother in September.  They did a wonderful job of making everyone feel at ease and were fun and truly professional. Thanks.”


Ms. Anjali Kandharr

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Paul Keith

McMaster University Medical Centre

“With appreciation for your ongoing care. Sincerely, Mary Louise.”


Ms. Kelly at Sunnyside Cafe

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thanks for always being the best part of Wesley’s appointments at Ron Joyce. Merry Christmas!”


Dr. Oren Levine

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Ms. Rebecca Long

Regional Rehabilitation Centre


Dr. Nidhi Luthra

Hamilton Health Sciences


Ms. Ranin Madhoosh

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for the outstanding care.  I can tell you were born to be a nurse. Sean”


Dr. Michael J. Marcaccio

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Som Mukherjee

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Ward 7 West Neurosurgery

Hamilton General Hospital


Staff of NICU

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“We were impressed with the devotion and care given by all the staff in the Neonatal Intensive Critical Unit while our daughter was a patient. They watched over her, and us, like their own family.”


Dr. Nikhil Pai

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Dr. Pai, You are truly an angel on earth.  Thank you for your compassion and care of our daughter Hannah throughout her Crohns diagnosis and treatment.  We appreciate all that you do to improve the lives of children and their families. The Merko Family.”


Staff of 3 East – Palliative Care

St. Peter’s Hospital

“Thank you for taking such good care of me over the past 10 months. Happy Holidays.”


Mr. Brandon Park

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Brandon, thank you for your care of my dad and your patience in explaining to me all the medical ‘stuff’ going on. Also thank you for recognizing that my mom needed help, and making that help happen. My brothers and I will forever be thankful for your care.”


Staff of 20B Radiation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Staff of M2, Complex Medical Rehabilitation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you to everyone on M2 for all your help and encouragement during my stay.  Merry Christmas!  David.”


Dr. J-D Schwalm

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you very much for your thoughtful and caring medical care.”


Dr. Lloyd C. Semelhago

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Lloyd C. Semelhago

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Sheila Singh

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Dr. Singh, thank you for all that you’ve done for our daughter Helena and the work of your lab on behalf of countless others both known and unknown to us. God Bless!”


Dr. Doron D. Sommer

Hamilton General Hospital

“With gratitude and appreciation for your support and expertise regarding Dennis’ surgery.  Sincerely, Dennis and Mary Louise.”


Dr. Doron D. Sommer

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you for your mentorship. Happy Hanukkah.”


Ms. Kristen Sturgeon

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thank you Kristen for your care of not only my dad (your patient), but my mom as well. Your ability to see her emotional turmoil and your quick support is something my brothers and I will forever be thankful for! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


Dr. Anand Swaminath

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Anand Swaminath

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. David Szalay

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Koon Teo

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Francis Tse

McMaster University Medical Centre


Dr. Laura Weingarten

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you so much for the care for my granddaughter, Julia, in August 2019, when she broke her arm. Marnie.”


Dr. Laura Weingarten

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Mitchell Winemaker

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. N. Wong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“My gift is in honour of Dr. N Wong and his assistant, in the way they professionally conducted themselves and made me feel positive that everything was going to be just fine and to think positive.”


Mr. Rick Zagrodzki

Hamilton General Hospital

“Thank you for your help and support in getting me into the ABI program with all the help, support and resources it offers. It has been a great help. Sincerely Richard Regional Rehabilitation Centre.”


Dr. Li Zhang

Hamilton General Hospital

November 2019 Honourees

Staff of Neurosciences Unit

Hamilton General Hospital

“We donate as we are able and we especially wanted to add a note of thanks to the booking staff as well as the health care staff for Dr. D. Hall, Neurologiest, and Dr. V. Iyer, Vascular Surgeon, at Hamilton General Hospital.”


Dr. Vikram Iyer

Hamilton General Hospital

“We donate as we are able and we especially wanted to add a note of thanks to the booking staff as well as the health care staff for Dr. D. Hall, Neurologiest, and Dr. V. Iyer, Vascular Surgeon, at Hamilton General Hospital.”


Dr. Devin Hall

Hamilton General Hospital

“We donate as we are able and we especially wanted to add a note of thanks to the booking staff as well as the health care staff for Dr. D. Hall, Neurologiest, and Dr. V. Iyer, Vascular Surgeon, at Hamilton General Hospital.”


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Jeff Healey

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Douglas Wright

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Mylinh Duong

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for all your dedication and professionalism. You are all very special.”


Mrs. Krisitne Leach

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for all your dedication and professionalism. You are all very special.”


Dr. Shariq Haider

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for all your dedication and professionalism. You are all very special.”


Dr. William McMillan

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In memory of the care given to Mr. Allan E.”


Dr. Susan Gudelis

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In memory of the care given to Mr. Allan E.”


Ms. Deb Evans

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“In memory of the care given to Mr. Allan E.”


Dr. Richard Tozer

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Ian Dayes

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Stephen Kelly

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for everything!”


Staff of C4 Hematology

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“A heartfelt thanks to the nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors on C4 and Oncology Day Services of the Juravinski Hopsital. Their kindness, compassion and prefessionalism will never be forgotten.”


Staff of Oncology Day Services

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“A heartfelt thanks to the nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors on C4 and Oncology Day Services of the Juravinski Hopsital. Their kindness, compassion and prefessionalism will never be forgotten.”


Staff of Labour and Delivery

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“To thank the Labour and Delivery team at McMaster Children’s Hospital for delivering our son, Gus!”


Dr. Sarah Scattalon

McMaster University and Medical Centre


Dr. Madhu Natarajan

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Michael Tsang

Hamilton General Hospital


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gutierrez

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Ronit Mesterman

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for all the support and care over the last six years.”


Dr. Dave Lysecki

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Sarah Burrow

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for all your support.”


Ms. Sharon Carr

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for all the help and support.”


Staff of 3B

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein

Hamilton Health Sciences


Staff of Emergency Department

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Hira Mian

Hamilton Health Sciences


Ms. Laura Wallace

McMaster University and Medical Centre

“Thanks for everything, Laura!”


Dr. Beverly A. Hattersley

St. Peter’s Hospital

“My Nonna always spoke so highly of all the care, kindness and love she received at St. Peter’s Hospital. Thank you Dr. Bev Hattersley, Lyndsey and the entire team at St. Peter’s Hospital.”


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

October 2019 Honourees

Dr. Lua Eiriksson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Kasper Ekkehard

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Michelle Liebregts

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Kanjana Perera

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thank you for all your time and dedication.” – Leah


Staff of Cardiac Care

Hamilton General Hospital


Staff of Emergency Department

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Staff of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of Radiation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“I want to give a heart felt thank-you to all the teams of workers in the radiation department. Your care was exceptional! I felt comforted knowing you all care!” – Doug


Dr. Michael Tsang

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Richard Whitlock

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Illun Yang

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Mr. Jeff Lunn

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Samuel was my son and the nurses were amazing.”


Ms. Kylie Mann

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Samuel was my son and the nurses were amazing.”


Mr. Jeff Benner

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Samuel was my son and the nurses were amazing.”


Ms. Paige Kappra

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Samuel was my son and the nurses were amazing.”


Dr. Marco Puglia

McMaster University and Medical Centre


Dr. Victor Chu

Hamilton General Hospital

“I wish to thank the Hamilton Cardiac Unit for their excellent care.  My Heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Richard Whitlock and Dr. Victor Chu for giving me my life back.  Thank you Aaron Lam.”


Mr. Aaron Lam

Hamilton General Hospital

“I wish to thank the Hamilton Cardiac Unit for their excellent care.  My Heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Richard Whitlock and Dr. Victor Chu for giving me my life back.  Thank you Aaron Lam.”


Staff of The Fracture Clinic

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Dr. Lloyd C. Semelhago

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Happy Thanksgiving and gratitude for all your work.”


Staff of 3 West, Palliative Care

St. Peter’s Hospital


Staff of 3 East – Palliative Care

St. Peter’s Hospital

“We would like to thank St. Peter’s Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Gordon in the Palliative Care unit on the third floor until his passing on Sept, 26th of this year. The emphasis on making patient’s quality of life is particularly appreciated.”


Dr. Sunny Luthra

St. Peter’s Hospital


Dr. James L. Velianou

McMaster Children’s Hospital

September 2019 Honourees

Dr. Lua Eiriksson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Kasper Ekkehard

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Michelle Liebregts

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Kanjana Perera

Hamilton Health Sciences

“Thank you for all your time and dedication.” – Leah


Staff of Cardiac Care

Hamilton General Hospital


Staff of Emergency Department

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Staff of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

McMaster Children’s Hospital


Staff of Radiation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“I want to give a heart felt thank you to all the teams of workers in the radiation department. Your care was exceptional! I felt comforted knowing you all care!” – Doug


Dr. Michael Tsang

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Richard Whitlock

Hamilton General Hospital


Dr. Illun Yang

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“We donate as we are able and we especially wanted to add a note of thanks to the booking staff as well as the health care staff for Dr. D. Hall, Neurologiest, and Dr. V. Iyer, Vascular Surgeon, at Hamilton General Hospital.”

Dr. Devin HallHamilton General Hospital | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, November 2019

“I want to give a heart felt thank-you to all the teams of workers in the radiation department. Your care was exceptional! I felt comforted knowing you all care!” – Doug

Staff of RadiationJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, October 2019

“I want to give a heart felt thank-you to all the teams of workers in the radiation department. Your care was exceptional! I felt comforted knowing you all care!” – Doug

Staff of RadiationJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, September 2019

“Our son Luca was cared for by all the staff in 3B2 with Dr Stacey Marjerrison at the helm. You are all angels in our eyes. The care he received was extraordinary – even helping him with his physics homework when he was frustrated.”

Staff of 3B2McMaster Children’s Hospital | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, December 2019