Stories from Proud LGH Patients and Staff

Should you care to share your hospital experience, or that of a loved-one, please feel free to contact us, as we cherish your feedback.

“I was admitted to the ICU. I was convinced I was going to die. I was operated on twice and had a tracheotomy. I was pumped full of antifungal and antibacterial medications. Finally, I began to slowly recuperate. Without the skill, dedication and caring of the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Lakeshore General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit my wife Suzanne would be a widow and my children fatherless.”  

Andrew Storer  

“If my dad’s life wasn’t hanging in the balance, he’d walk away from the Hemodialysis Unit and never look back. Three days a week he gets up and gœs to the LGH for his treatments. The technicians, nurses and dietitians are terrific. We also owe much to the nephrologists. Our family can’t say thank you enough.”

Debra Murdoch

“I’ve been treated at the Lakeshore General Hospital for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coupled with a heart attack and ulcerated colitis. I was in rough shape. I would not be here today had I not been properly cared for. The warmth, the care and the expertise that I received at the Lakeshore General Hospital was by far above and beyond the call of duty. It was life-saving! ”

Ken Blackburn

Pointe Claire resident Yves Stanolovic was just stopping into the Lakeshore General Hospital ER as a precaution – but doing so saved his life. After going through a battery of tests, the young ER doctor said, “Let me check just one more thing.” He then ordered a chest X-ray and CT scan. “I’m glad I did the test, you have blood clots in your right lung. In other words, you are suffering from a pulmonary embolism.”

“His gut feel to do this scan probably saved my life and or avoided further internal trauma and damage to my lungs or worse.”

Yves Stanolovic

“My son was born at the Lakeshore Nick Di Tomaso Birthing Centre. It was without a doubt the most exciting day of my life. The personal care my wife and son received from the doctors and staff was simply extraordinary. We couldn’t be happier to give back to the hospital which gave us so much.”

Shaun McMahon

Beaconsfield resident Bob Antonyk experienced pain so strong in his midsection that he was unable to move – and had to be taken by ambulance to the Lakeshore General Hospital, where doctors discovered he had a perforated ulcer and performed life-saving surgery on Antonyk. His wife, Lesley, said the experience “although terrifying, could not have been more positive in both the help and care we received,” from the first responders and the staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital when the couple arrived by ambulance at the facility. “He was looked after in an exemplary manner. The entire staff earned my ultimate respect and gratitude. The compassion and care shown to both of us cannot possibly be expressed in words. We wish to say a very heartfelt thank-you to everyone involved in Bob’s care.”

Leslie & Bob Antonyk

“My family and I want to thank each and everyone who helped in my recovery. Did they go above and beyond their duties? Absolutely, but not just for me; everyone in the Maria Saputo Monticciolo Short Stay Unit was cared for in the same manner. I will never forget all my little angels who helped me get through it all. I thank them for saving my life.”

Donna Reed

“I was scared to come to the hospital but the doctors took good care of me and now I’m all better.”

Leah Adelin (age 5)

“My heart treatment was a great success and I’ve been able to continue doing the things that are really important to me.”

Dennis Bell

“My doctor was truly kind and he went above and beyond to make me feel safe and cared for during a very scary time. The personalized care I received at the Maria Saputo Monticciolo Short Stay Unit Patientmade all the difference and I was able to return home quickly and pain-free.”

Diane Lacroix

“I have the best job in the hospital. Patients come in for their first chemotherapies and they are very nervous. By the end of their first treatment, their attitude changes to a feeling of, ‘Oh, I can do this.’ They realize they aren’t alone.”

Kim Jesse, Nurse, LGH Oncology Department

“We used our MRI to diagnose a non-surgical pregnant patient suspected of acute appendicitis; she would have otherwise been taken to the operating room in light of other inconclusive tests. I am very proud that our MRI helped two patients, both the mother and her child, with one exam.”

Dr. Khashayar Rafat-Zand, LGH Radiology Department