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 ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →