Originally posted at Grand River Hospital website

The health system is complex. And when a patient has a serious illness like a stroke, navigating the road back to health can involve a lot of different stops along the way. That’s where Julie Weir comes in. Julie is in a relatively new position, as a navigator for stroke patients as they move through different parts of the health system.

Her behind-the-scenes work is vitally important as she helps arrange connections that get people to rehabilitation or community services faster. Julie also meets with patients to help them understand what the next steps in recovery will be.

Her passion is making sure patients get the care they need at whatever stage they’re at in their recovery. A commitment across the region to improve stroke care is a big help to Julie’s work.

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