Archive for February, 2005
Complementing life at St. Joseph’s Health Centre
We all know that people are living longer and that there will be more of us as time goes on. The people who are in long term care now are cared for by knowledgeable, discerning spouses and children who are ...
Breakthrough cancer technology brings new hope to
Alberta Radiosurgery Centre patients
The first of its kind in Canada, the Alberta Radiosurgery Centre (ARC) is a unique program that offers dedicated stereotactic treatments for brain and extracranial sites. With two dedicated radiation oncologists, two dedicated neurosurgeons, and an additional neurosurgeon specializing in ...
Splash down off Key Largo – Canadian doctor leads
pilot telerobotic assisted surgery program for NASA
Extreme Environment Mission operation
"AESOP move in." St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton surgeon Dr. Mehran Anvari, who is world renowned for his expertise in telerobotic assisted surgery, wanted a closer view of what was happening 1600 miles away and 62 feet underwater off the Florida ...
Mount Sinai’s new technology centre applies
tomorrow’s technology today
Mount Sinai's new Informatics Technovision Unit (ITU) is enabling the Hospital to apply tomorrow's technology, today. Opened in the summer of 2004, the ITU has a vision and a mandate to partner technology sector leaders with health care professionals in ...
My personal experience with Doctors Without Borders,
a.k.a. Médecins Sans Frontières
When I was a child I remember seeing the images of the Ethiopia famine on television. Ever since then, I knew that I needed to assist, to witness, to give something of myself, and to be a citizen of the ...
Credit Valley measures superior performance through
evidence based design
Implemented for the first time in a Canadian hospital, a research study will quantifiably examine the effects of design on staff and client efficiency, and formally document measured correlations to determine the positive, or negative impacts on patient recovery, satisfaction ...
Trillium’s Women’s Health Centre provides
high tech care in a healing environment
The new Betty Wallace Women's Health Centre at Trillium Health Centre is like a breath of fresh air for women who go there. The spa-like Centre, a one-stop shop for screening and early intervention for breast cancer and osteoporosis, provides ...
Rx: medicinal arts
"...I shall never forget the rapture of fever patients have over a bunch of bright colored flowers. People say the effect is only on the mind. It is no such thing. The effect is on the body too. ...Variety of ...
Managing clinical trials at the click of a mouse
Bordering a sprawling Toronto ravine, the stately, tree-lined campus of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre gives an impression of tranquility that belies the intense activity inside the buildings. The hospital is home to almost 200 cancer clinical trials alone. ...
Good design key to collaboration in Robarts clinical
How can we better understand, treat and ultimately prevent debilitating chronic diseases of the bones, lungs, arteries and heart? By bringing together talented clinicians and researchers across a range of disciplines and equipping them with the tools they need to ...
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →