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 Outdated legislation, which in some cases is almost 40 years old, is being revised in several provinces to encompass all security practitioners.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. ...
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 →
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 →