Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of December 4, 2006
Misericordia opens new medical addition
Mother Rosalie Health Services houses a variety of clinics and services
By BILL GLEN
"We have been able to continue in her spirit to take care of the sick and the needy."
- Sr. Germaine Hetu
Murphy and the senior executive team at Caritas were in on naming the buildings that honour their tradition.
"It was very important for us to look at the foundresses and choose the name that would be most appropriate. St. Marguerite was perfect for the Grey Nuns.
"And naming it after Mother Rosalie was very moving for the sisters."
The Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre now houses programs that have moved from the main hospital, including the diabetes centre, capital health home care, child health clinic, mental health and a new program - community rehabilitation interdisciplinary service.
With the relocation of these clinics and offices, the vacated space will be reclaimed to add more acute care beds to the system.
Sister Germaine Hetu, local superior of the Grey Nuns, said the Nov. 22 ceremony was "very touching.
"We always like to remember Marguerite d'Youville and what the Grey Nuns have done in the past.
"It will be a reminder for the staff working in the building of their heritage," she said.
"We have been able to continue in her spirit to take care of the sick and the needy. It is always good to be reminded of those things because staff changes and there are new people coming in."
"People might ask 'Who is this woman who we are called after?'
"Someone might be able to give some information on her spirit and what a great woman she was. And what a saint she was."
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