Archive for April, 2005
New flexible program prepares patients for
Life's transitions and changes - especially those experienced following an illness or surgery are the inspiration behind Providence Healthcare's innovative Pre-Rehab Care Service. This unique service within Providence Hospital's Complex Continuing Care Program bridges a gap for patients who ...
The bar is being raised for the Canadian security industry. And it's about time! Outdated legislation, which in some cases is almost 40 years old, is being revised in several provinces to encompass all security practitioners. New regulatory standards are ...
The OAI begins new initiative with the Ontario Joint
In an effort to decrease lengthy wait lists for joint replacement surgery, the Orthopaedic & Arthritic Institute (OAI) of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre has begun a new initiative with the Ontario Joint Replacement Registry (OJRR) for ...
Virtual think tank at CSTAR helps identify
Canada’s opportunities in robotic
Many of Canada's top academics, clinicians, as well as industry advancing medical robotics technology, gathered in London Ontario at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) to identify Canada's strengths and future opportunities in the use of robotic assisted interventions ...
In capable hands
Since being designated a regional service and following the completion of the new building at Southlake in Newmarket, the Regional Cardiac Care Program has grown, including the introduction of Perfusion Services staffed by a team of six highly skilled allied ...
GTA nurses back from Tsunami ravaged Indonesia
The images of parents grieving over the bodies of their children drove many people to give from their hearts and wallets when an earthquake and tsunami hit parts of South East Asia. Canada's DART team was deployed to Sri Lanka ...
A promising treatment for kidney cancer
It's a case of kill the cancer, save the kidney. More than 2,000 Canadians are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year. The standard treatment for renal cancer is total or partial nephrectomy - major surgery that removes the whole or part ...
Capital Health making kids smile with unique surgery
Capital Health's Stollery Children's Hospital is the only hospital in Western Canada using a unique facial animation surgery to put smiles back on the faces of children with facial paralysis. Dr. Jaret Olson, Assistant Professor of Plastic and Pediatric Surgery and ...
Surgical Skills Centre
To meet the increasing demand for expert surgical training and education, the University of Toronto's Surgical Skills Centre is primed to undergo a major expansion doubling its size and increasing its capabilities to train medical students and surgeons. The state-of-the-art educational ...
Patient C.A.R.E the focus at Lakeridge Health Whitby
Lakeridge Health Whitby (LHW) is a specialty hospital offering Complex Continuing Care, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and Outpatient Dialysis to residents in Durham Region. "Durham Region's senior population is growing at a rate that is nearly double the provincial average (20% vs. ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →