Nursing student honoured for heart and soul contributions

A UWindsor nursing student has won acclaim for her contributions to the community-based programs and activities of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Lisa Halley, who is studying toward her BScN while she works as a stroke rehabilitation nurse at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital, received the foundation’s Heart and Soul Award at its annual leadership forum.

“Receiving this award was quite a surprise and an honour because I got it for doing something I love—helping and being there for people and patients that need it most,” Halley told the hospital's newsletter. “I am blessed to have a job I love that allows me the opportunities to work with stroke patients and their families and to help them cope with changes in their lives as a result of their stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has given me opportunities to get patients involved in fundraising and raise awareness in our community and have a lot of fun in the process.”

Andrea Drummond, coordinator of the hospital’s District Stroke Centre, called Halley a deserving recipient.

“Lisa is passionate about stroke care and committed to the patients we serve,” Drummond said. “The District Stroke Centre is proud to have such a dedicated individual as a team member.”

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