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Celebrating Patients

Have you or a loved one been a patient at Mackenzie Health in the past 5 years? Have you overcome significant health challenges to return to good health and resume your life? Every day the health care team at Mackenzie Health is inspired by the strength and perseverance of patients. Each year we take the time to recognize some of those who come forward to share their stories with others.


Share your personal health story by answering a few questions about how being a patient affected you at You may be contacted to participate in a future Celebrating Patients event.


Celebrating Patients 2017 – More Than a Patient

This arts-inspired evening on June 5 included:

  • a live discussion including patients who stepped forward to share their inspirational health stories, facilitated by Dale Curd from CBC TV’s Hello Goodbye
  • visual arts by members of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists who incorporated the healing touch of visual art into this year’s tribute to our patients, and
  • musicians from the Health Arts Society of Ontario, who will played musical tributes to our patients and families

Celebrating Patients 2017– More than a Patient!, featured the personal stories of:

  • A young woman with many auto-immune illnesses who is learning to cope with the resulting challenges;
  • A patient with diverticular disease;
  • The daughter of a patient who spent her last weeks at Mackenzie Health; and
  • A breast and uterine cancer survivor with a message of hope.

View the inspiring stories of our Celebrating Patient 2017 participants:



Celebrating Patients


Celebrating Patients 2016

In our inaugural year of Celebrating Patients, patients shared their stories to encourage others with similar journeys to persevere. Click here for more information.


See their stories:

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