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Grand River Hospital unveils the Dr. Tom Liu Dialysis Unit
Grand River Hospital has honored a pioneer of kidney care in the Waterloo Region. Dr. Tom Liu was recognized for more than 40 years of caring for area patients with the naming of the dialysis unit at the hospital’s KW Site in his honour.Dr. Liu began his nephrology practice in Waterloo Region in 1974. Two years later, he was a key player in establishing the first dialysis unit in Waterloo Region to support patients whose kidneys had failed.
Kidney Foundation volunteers among those lauded with Human Touch Awards
Among the recipients of this year’s Human Touch Awards, were two individuals who volunteer for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Human Touch Awards are presented annually by Cancer Care Ontario to those who provide support in the areas of cancer and kidney care. This is the third year in which those involved in kidney care have been honoured.
Two individuals who volunteer for The Kidney Foundation of Canada re among this year’s renal care recipients. Among his many roles, Michael McCormick, a dialysis patient himself, is part of the Kidney Foundation’s Independent Dialysis Decision-Making Support Volunteer program. Kidney Foundation Ontario Board Member Shirley Pulkkinen was also honored with a staff award for her work in patient advocacy. She is also The Kidney Foundation representative for the Ontario Renal Network’s North East Region Steering Committee. Click here to find out more about Shirley and Michael’s contributions and the other award winners.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to have the opportunity each year to celebrate its many volunteers and supporters through its National Recognition Program. Most recently, Foundation representatives had the opportunity to present Alex Lifeson, guitarist with the Canadian band RUSH, with a Public Awareness Award.