Sheryl Grant stands in her unit with her hand over her heart

#IamMGH – Meet Sheryl Grant

#IamMGH tells the stories of our people. Meet Sheryl Grant, Registered Nurse (RN) at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH).

“I have been working at MGH for 21 years now. My journey in healthcare began around 24 years ago when I became a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) after receiving my RPN certificate in 1998 from Humber College. I soon began working at Central Park Lodges, a community long-term care home, as their Director of Care. While working there for two years, I decided I wanted to further my education and become an RN. I received my RN certificate in 2000 and began working at MGH full-time, which I plan to do until I retire.

I chose MGH because of the significant community focus of the hospital. It has individuals from various cultural backgrounds and as a staff member, you immediately feel welcomed and accepted. Whenever I walk through the hospital, I am always greeted by someone with a smile on their face. There are many valuable opportunities for growth and professional development at this institution, which was another reason why I chose MGH for my career.

I love working at MGH because there are opportunities that allow me to continue my studies and earn additional certificates directly related to my career – all while continuing my work at the hospital. In 2011, I received my Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certificate for Oncology and, in 2015, I completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science in nursing certificate at Ryerson University. In 2016, I achieved a Critical Nursing certificate at Durham College and, in 2018, I earned a Chemotherapy certificate at the D’Souza Institute. I’m incredibly grateful to MGH for giving staff and physicians the time and flexibility to earn these certifications. I’m grateful for all of the support and understanding I have received from my managers during my studies and from my colleagues throughout my career as an RN.

What’s truly rewarding about my role at MGH is the act of simply being able to care for those who are sick or suffering. It gives me a sense of purpose knowing that I can make a difference in somebody’s life.”

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