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 ...
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 →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →
A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of […]Read more →