Patient and Family Advisors


Michelle Hannikainen, Patient and Family Advisor, North York General Hospital

Michelle Hannikainen
Palliative care is care for the body, mind and spirit of the patient and family.
 

Judy Katz, Patient and Family Advisor, North York General Hospital

Judy Katz 
Palliative care gives comfort, not only to the patient, but to all those who love and care for them. Nothing is worse than watching a loved one suffer.
 

Nina Miles, Patient and Family Advisor, North York General Hospital

Nina Miles 
Palliative care is truly listening and not just “hearing.” It is helping patients to live their best lives, even when facing death.
 

Arshag Tokmanian, Patient and Family Advisor, North York General Hospital

Arshag Tokmanian 
Palliative care is a type of supportive care that prepares and supports patients and caregivers either in hospital or at home for what lies ahead.