Seeking an Executive Director (RN) who is positive team player, enjoys leading teams (clinical and non-clinical), who thrives in a busy environment, and promotes and embraces change to lead a non-profit Long Term Care Home.
Now seeking an:
Executive Director, Registered Nurse
Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place,
In 1948, two Hungarian brothers, Dr. Paul and Dr. John Rekai who left for Paris to escape Soviet occupancy of their native country. Both brothers worked at the Budapest Hospital where Paul was a member of the medical staff and John was a surgeon. From Paris, the two immigrated to Toronto with their families in 1950. Dr. Paul Rekai enrolled in an internship program at Toronto’s East General Hospital and as soon as he was licensed to practice medicine, he and Dr. John Rekai opened their first medical office. Three years later, they converted an old house on Sherbourne Street into a private hospital serving the needs of Toronto’s new immigrants.
On May 1957, Central Hospital, a 32-bed facility was unveiled. The hospital’s multicultural staff provided a unique service to anxious patients and their families who only spoke their native tongue. Different staff, from doctors to cleaners, were always available to provide translation in 30 languages because Dr. Paul Rekai strongly believed that medical care was neither effective nor humane when language and culture separated patient from caregivers. In addition to languages there was also a commitment to serve patients with diets that were familiar to them, and so a menu was developed flavored with international cuisine. Most importantly, when it came to planning the care for the patient, a great consideration was given to his or her background and how their culture viewed illnesses and different healing practices. The Central Hospital eventually expanded into a 170-bed and was later offered to the province of Ontario and became a public hospital dedicated to meet the growing demands of the multicultural community.
In 1988, the first multilingual, multicultural, non-profit nursing home in Canada, The Rekai Centre opened, adopting the same philosophy of care of its founders.
The Rekai Centres has expanded to two Long-Term Care homes: the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place, the original 126-bed home and the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place a 150-bed home opened in 2005. Both are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care and accredited by CARF. Drs. Paul and John Rekai’s vision is very much alive today at the Rekai Centres. Staff members take special care to recognize the diversity of the residents while fostering a spirit of togetherness.