Archive for July, 2002
Halton Healthcare Cardiac Rehab Program Gives Patients
New Lease on Life
"There is nothing like having a few near death experiences to remind you just how precious life really is," notes 63 year old Carl Baldwin who experienced his first heart attack at only 39 years of age and three subsequent ...
Symposium Draws International Aesthetic Surgeons
On April 5-6, 2002, 280 registrants from across Canada and the United States overfilled the main auditorium at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, to learn the latest developments and techniques in aesthetic plastic surgery. The occasion was the 32nd Annual ...
Technology and expert staff form an unbeatable
rehabilitation team at William Osler Health Centre
Mrs. Genevieve Gage has one goal in mind these days - to be able to walk on her own again with the aid of a walker. To many of us this may not seem like a huge deal. But to ...
New Facility Puts Resources Front and Centre
The "transformation" theme planned for the new Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre will start with a grassy, egg-shaped mound in the main entrance driveway. It will continue in the reception area with colourful curved benches reminiscent of caterpillars. Beyond, the view ...
Geriatric Rehabilitation in Canada: Advancing the State
of the Art
Seventy-six year old Edgar Balcers fell in his kitchen and suffered a hip fracture. He was alone, frightened and unable to get to the telephone to call for help. Mr. Balcers propped himself up by the window, hoping ...
Outpatient Rehabilitation in a Hospital Setting
Several years ago hospitals in Ontario began reducing outpatient rehabilitation services for outpatients, but a few have initiated an innovative approach to fill a perceived gap in health-care services. In 1998 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton became one of less than a ...
Unseen and Unheard: Osteoporosis Creeps up on
Osteoporosis: a disease affecting over 800,000 Canadians... or is it 1.4 million? These two figures provide just an example of the differing reports of osteoporosis cases in Canada. Why this discrepancy? "Osteoporosis is often underdiagnosed and therefore ...
Play and Learn
They look like typical babies, bouncing on their moms' knees while their hands are guided through the motions of "The wheels on the bus." But life has been anything but typical for some of them. Alexandra Wheeler, one, has undergone every ...
Face-To-Face With a Humanitarian Challenge
When we think about plastic surgery most of us don't conjure up images of third world countries and great humanitarian acts. However these are exactly the images that come to mind thanks to a program supported by the Canadian Foundation ...
New research will reduce burden of osteoarthritis among
New research into the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis, was presented recently at the first-ever Osteoarthritis Consensus Conference in Toronto. And, for the first time, physicians, scientists, health policy makers and patients united to create a national osteoarthritis ...
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →