Archive for July, 2005
Total Joint Network improves access to surgery
The wait is over for a solution to more accessible hip and knee replacements in Ontario. With an innovative approach to increase capacity, Total Joint Network (TJN), a Greater Toronto Area program, is now up and running. A partnership of ...
A change for the better: Southlake’s Arthritis
Program develops new model of care
Granted Ministry funding in 1991, The Arthritis Program (T.A.P.) at Southlake Regional Health Centre has developed into a leader in its field in the way it delivers care to patients. A team committed to pushing the envelope, they are currently ...
Family physician goes above and beyond to educate
colleagues about Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Gordon Hardacre is a man of action. This past June, he celebrated 35 years as a family physician, a distinguished career of serving the Toronto community as a doctor, researcher, teacher and advocate. Very little slows Dr. Hardacre down, ...
The Scarborough Hospital hosts innovative Oxford Knee
surgery for surgeons
As part of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for selected U.S. orthopaedic surgeons, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) hosted, in May, an instructional course on the Oxford Knee replacement surgery via video feed to the Park Hyatt Hotel ...
With pain disorders, looks can deceive
"So many doctors didn't know about (fibromyalgia). They kept sending me to psychiatrists who asked why I didn't like school." Alice Norton can think of only one word to describe her daughter Phoebe's descent into debilitating pain and fatigue. "Horrible," she ...
Multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Care: the Future is Now
Ten years ago there was a vision. Could a unique clinical program be developed that would be based on a framework of excellence in clinical care, education and research, and be built upon a foundation of the principles of women's ...
Osteosarcoma Research: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Osteosarcome tumours will be facing a war on two fronts as researchers and physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital combine their knowledge and expertise in the hopes of developing targeted therapeutic strategies for patients. This multidisciplinary approach is a change from ...
Girl watches movie as surgeon probes brain ‘Awake
craniotomy’ lets doctor, patient converse
Under bright operating room lights, the patient's brain lay exposed, a flap of skin and skull removed to expose it to the probing of delicate surgical instruments. The surgical team huddled, talking in low tones as neurosurgeon Balraj Jhawar probed the ...
HIV/AIDS: Unified delivery of care between St.
Michael’s Hospital and Casey House
In the early '80s, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) sent waves of shock around the world as more than 24.8 million people died from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. As their immune systems weakened, people suffered the rampant effects of ...
It's written all over her face. Whether a person is happy or sad, angry or frightened, most of us take for granted a certain ability to read facial emotions. Without that ability, our behaviour and responses may appear inappropriate, unfeeling ...
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
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 →