Archive for February, 2004
New palliative care centre for cancer patients opens
Visitors entering the new Harold and Shirley Lederman Palliative Care Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital know immediately this is no ordinary hospital unit. From the inviting beige wood entrance, to the etched-glass photos of soothing nature scenes along the walls, ...
Study Impacts Clinical Practice
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton researcher Mark Crowther is interested in blood clots. "When people ask why, my standard answer is that half of people will die of a blood clot." Over the past three decades, the thrombosis community in Hamilton has ...
St. Joseph’s London among researchers looking into
Two St. Joseph's researchers are among a group involved in a multi-year study of the placebo effect. Placebo NET, or new emerging team, has been granted $1.2 million over five years by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to conduct a ...
Robarts Research Institute accelerates stem cell biology
The 7,000 sq. ft. Krembil Centre for Stem Cell Biology opened in the fall of 2003 at Robarts Research Institute, thanks in large part to a $5 million gift from the Krembil Foundation in Toronto. That increased investment - further ...
Hospital-wide pain management standards at St.
Joseph’s Health Centre
Most patients expect to experience pain as part of their hospital stay, yet most pain is unnecessary, because it is treatable. Studies suggest that effective treatment of post-operative pain can decrease morbidity, improve function, facilitate early mobilization and attenuate the ...
Toronto Grace Home Palliative Care Program
Ontario's first government-funded Palliative Care Unit at the Toronto Grace Health Centre has been serving terminally ill patients and their families since 1979. The palliative care unit and the community program have cared for more than 5,000 patients in this ...
The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
In 1875, a group of Toronto women led by Elizabeth McMaster rented an 11-room house in downtown Toronto. They set up six iron cots and declared an open hospital "for the admission and treatment of all sick children." The Hospital ...
Palliative care conference sheds light on death and dying
In April 2004, this year's 14th Annual Provincial Conference on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care will examine topics such as bereavement support, caregiver stress, depression, basic pain management and symptom management in pediatric oncology. In context, it strongly resonates the Hippocratic ...
Home care providers battle winter weather
Winter storms and power outages challenge Respiratory Therapists working in home care, where a patient's life is dependent on their ability to breathe. "When you can't breathe - as the Lung Association says - nothing else matters," said Respiratory Therapist, ...
St. Joseph’s Health Care London patients are happy
healing at home
St. Joseph's Health Care, London sees an opportunity to expand its ambulatory regional anesthesia/analgesia discharge program, which began in November 2002, due to positive results in a survey of patients. The program is for patients who have had upper extremity orthopedic ...
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 →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →