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By Ann-Maureen Owens with photography by Kristen Ritchie

Gene O'ReillyA painting of Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Sydenham Street entrance by Kingston artist Joanne Gervais takes pride of place in Sherri McCullough’s dining room. It was presented to her in thanks for the 20 years she served on the hospital’s board of directors, seven of those years as its chair, and holds special significance for her beyond that honour.

Like many people, I believe there is something special about Hotel Dieu Hospital, and I once asked one of the Sisters what that something might be. Sister Russell said that there is inherent good in everyone, and Hotel Dieu gives them a place to let it shine,” Sherri says. “From what I have seen over the years, whether it’s security staff helping elderly patients to cross Brock Street, random acts of kindness by housekeeping staff, the dedication and comfort offered by medical and nursing staff — everyone goes to work there to do their very best and treat all with compassion and respect. The hospital has a very high employee retention rate. The Sisters’ influence has made it a special place, ....”

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