"I love working with older people because they always have a great story to tell. They've lived a great life and have so much to share."
Katie Turkington is a nurse practitioner in geriatric medicine and the Seniors' Health Clinic, and has been with MSH since 2010.
Katie, alongside Dr. Raza Naqvi and an interprofessional team, work to develop care plans for both inpatient and outpatient seniors that will allow them to return home.
Her compassionate care resulted in a patient's family recognizing her as a MSHero.
"It's a real honour to be recognized by this family," Katie says. "He was a wonderful gentleman. I had a little bit of a bond with him and his family. I'm thankful to them that they recognized me."
Outside of the clinic, Katie spends time with her husband, two young children, a dog and a cat.
"That keeps me pretty busy. We love to spend time in the community and outdoors."
If you've had an amazing experience with one of our staff please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, send us tweet @mshospital or recognize them as an MSH Hero by visiting the Markham Stouffville Hospital foundation's page.