Mayor Provenzano and SAH share message on regions first COVID-19 death

COVID-19 Running Track

In a statement posted to Sault Area Hospital’s website, SAH is acknowledging the first patient death related to COVID-19 from within our region.

In a joint statement, Wendy Hansson, President and CEO and Dr. Silvana Spadafora, Chief of Staff of Sault Area Hospital shared the following,

“Last night, a patient being treated at Sault Area Hospital for COVID-19 passed away. On behalf of our entire hospital, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Sault Area Hospital’s compassionate and caring, highly trained staff and physicians continue their unrelenting focus on caring for all patients throughout these extraordinary times. Working together with our health care partners, the hospital continues to take strong measure to protect our patients, our people, and our community.”

In a tweet posted Monday evening (Jan.18,2021), Mayor Christian Provenzano spoke to the heartbreak that a family, and by extension, the community is carrying.



  1. I am sorry for the family of the person that passed, but to hear these words of compassion from someone who totally disregarded the rules is pure hypocracy…I wonder how long it’s been since she was actually in Emerg or the ICU???..Definitely wasn’t there while she was in BC for “Drs Appointments”” Walk the talk, Lady, maybe you can gain back a bit of respect from the people that actually paid attention and stayed home as requested..

  2. What a crock of crap !!!! Friend of mine called to get tested and they refused, said she wasn’t showing major signs of Covid, and she had to go to the hospital for a test and sit for hours…You can’t get a test at APH on Willow apparently, so what good are they??? Too many rules for too many different people.. Maybe I should take a trip to BC and then somebody would pay attention. APH is supposed to be our first line of defence for any health problems but I guess the staff there are too afraid they might get too close and get it… I would bet our illustrious mayor and most , if not all, of city council has ben tested… Who you know kicks into high gear…..Again !!!

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