February 15, 2017
We are very excited to congratulate the latest Health Care Hero, Susan Bittel, an Occupational Therapist here at LGH. Congratulations Susan!
After a North Shore resident made a donation to the Foundation specifically naming Susan as their Health Care Hero, we were pleased to recognize her for her outstanding level of care and service to our community. Susan was presented with a Health Care Hero pin and recognition letter.
We asked her some questions about her career and here’s what she had to say:
Why did you choose to become an Occupational Therapist?
I was an accountant for 12 years and needed a change – my dream job was “to help people be as independent as possible” – found out about OT. I went to university and here I am! 20 years as an OT.
How long have you worked at LGH?
20 years and counting. I worked for 12 years in Evergreen House, before I had took the opportunity to work on IROP over 4 years ago.
What is your favourite part about what you do?
There is lots! The variety of clients – 16 – 102 years of age, all with unique stories, needs, goals and ways of striving towards them. I like the challenge of how I can help them towards their goals. All of this is played out within the IROP team of fabulous, supportive team members. I also get much support from colleagues who have been generous in sharing their expertise with me.
Honour a Health Care Hero
You can recognize your hero by making a donation in a staff member’s honour and say thank you for the important work and care that was provided. Your hero will receive a special Health Care Hero pin and letter of thanks for a job well done from Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.