Katie Conti

Joint Communication and Community Engagement Working Group

Katie grew up in Port Hope before moving away to attend McGill University. After earning degrees in Commerce and Education, she began her career in Toronto. The birth of her son brought Katie back to Cobourg to raise her children. Since then, she has also welcomed a baby girl, born at NHH.

The experience of navigating pregnancy, giving birth to her children, becoming a mother and caring for her children provided Katie with a great respect for the journey of motherhood so she was very excited when she saw a call for interest to participate on a special project within the maternity ward at NHH. Prior to the pandemic she supported the work of the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) committee, providing a new mother’s (and community member’s) perspective to this community project. Her involvement at NHH has expanded, as noted above, and she has brought the patient/caregiver voice to many NHH planning and quality improvement tables, including communication engagement, COVID-19 services and visiting.

Katie and her family have received care from a number of departments at NHH, including the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Ambulatory Care, and Maternal/Child Care. She has also had elderly relatives as inpatients at the hospital. Together these experiences have allowed her to view patient care from many angles within the hospital as both patient and caregiver and now brings that experience back to the team.

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