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.

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

August 2019 Honourees

Dr. Valerie Bloomfield

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you for your wonderful care and kindness.” – Colleen


Mr. Jayson Calderson

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Jayson, I can’t tell you how much it meant the way you went over and above what you needed to do. It meant so much. Thank you so much for all your caring.” – Ruth


Dr. Adel Dyub

Hamilton General Hospital


Mr. Vincent Grady

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“It all begins at the front door! Vinny is the best ambassador for Juravinski Cancer Centre. He is a happy and very compassionate gentleman, not only caring for patients and their needs on arrival and departure but also the family accompanying them. We look forward to seeing him! As a security employee he truly works beyond the call of duty.” – Sandra


Ms. Kathy Knechtel

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thanks for being there helping me during my crisis ordeal in the evening of August 10. I am especially thankful to you for allowing me to use the phone. It is a blessing and it turned out to be a happy ending! Your kindness will be deeply appreciated by me, my niece and nephew.” – Doris


Dr. Andre Lamy

Hamilton General Hospital


Ms. Shirley Rodrigues

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

“Thank you so much for your extra help with Anna – you’ve made all the difference in the world.” – Ronald


Staff of Cardiac Care

Hamilton General Hospital


Ms. Tammy Thomas

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre


Dr. Lisa VanHouwelingen

McMaster Children’s Hospital

“It’s been a long road. Thank you for everything.” – Baby Cohen and family

“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

“It all begins at the front door! Vinny is the best ambassador for Juravinski Cancer Centre. He is a happy and very compassionate gentleman, not only caring for patients and their needs on arrival and departure but also the family accompanying them. We look forward to seeing him! As a security employee he truly works beyond the call of duty.” – Sandra

Mr. Vincent GradyJuravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre | #VITAL2HHS Honouree, August 2019