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 ...
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 →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
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 →