Archive for March, 2006
Family finds “piece of heaven” in St.
A mother of three adult sons and grandmother to three young girls, RoseMary Morrison was an active and independent 72-year-old whose busy life included raising a 14-year-old granddaughter and hosting international students in her home. So when her family noticed ...
Patients suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back or muscle pain are finding relief in the pool at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. An exciting new treatment, combining low impact aquatic exercise with therapeutic sound pressure waves in heated pools, is offering another option ...
Alternative approaches aid recovery from limb loss
Losing a limb due to traumatic injury or illness is certainly a life-altering experience. Whether due to a grave illness such as diabetes or cancer, or a serious accident, amputees are often faced with severe pain, emotional and psychological distress ...
Group art therapy provides support and healing
Since the late 1940s, art therapy has been part of the multi-disciplinary team approach in hospitals in North America. It has been used very effectively in such areas as children's hospitals, departments of psychiatry, eating disorders clinics, rehabilitation centers, ...
Casey House uses complementary therapy to enhance
When treating people affected by HIV/AIDS, complementary therapies - such as massage and aromatherapy - predate the use of drugs. Casey House, one of the world's first hospices for people with HIV/AIDS, provides a full-spectrum of care through a ...
Providence Healthcare offers comforts of home to help
Elizabeth Dobson can easily remember beginning her day at Providence Hospital and finding the loved one of a patient catching a few winks in the Chapel. "There was this one elderly man in particular who would come every morning and ...
Going home: Dispelling the myth of palliative care
Mark Johnston is a young man, a father, and a firefighter who should be enjoying a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning with his wife and two kids while reading the paper and watching them grow up. Instead, he ...
Living at Grace
For the dedicated staff in the palliative care unit of The Salvation Army's Toronto Grace Hospital, the focus is on living. "The emphasis is on the patients' priorities," explains Deborah Randall-Wood, Patient Care Manager of the program. "They have to be ...
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 →