Steve Myers is a long-time volunteer with Providence Care. He is a recognizable face to nearly every staff member and a friendly smile for newly admitted patients and clients at Providence Care Hospital. In 2020, Steve joined the Providence Care Experience Partner (PCEP) Program.
Steve has been an inpatient and outpatient of Providence Care Hospital, learning how to live with his diagnosis of severe depression that occurred about 11 years ago. He says since his own life-changing experience with Providence Care, it is now his personal mission to help others on their wellness and recovery journey.
“I’m not alone and I learned that through my journey with Providence Care. It has only been the last few years that I have been comfortable enough to share my story, and when I do share directly with patients and clients, it gives them hope for the future that there are good days ahead. I really like that I can represent the patients, clients, residents and their family members and give them a voice on these committees and working groups that are put together to improve the heath care and services Providence Care provides.”
With a long career at McDonald’s Canada, people are Steve’s thing. Steve is on multiple committees and working groups dedicated to improving inpatient quality and safety. He recently helped launch new patient, orientation tours and sits on Providence Care’s Suicide and Prevention Committee, the People-Centered Care & Engagement Steering Committee and the Safewards Committee, a global initiative implemented in hospitals to minimize conflict between patients and health care workers.
When Steve isn’t volunteering, he spends his free time on his boat cruising Lake Ontario. Steve has been married for 32-years and has two children. He has lived in the Kingston Region for most of his adult life.