Archive for October, 2007
The Scarborough Hospital launches Mental Health
Community Crisis Response Team
In partnership with the Toronto Police Services (TPS), The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) Mental Health Services Program implements a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT). MCIT is a trained police-mental health team that provides intensive, rapid response and is highly focused on ...
Substance use and pregnancy: Fact or fiction?
Is it ever safe to drink alcohol when breastfeeding? What are the risks to my baby if I smoke marijuana while carrying or breastfeeding? Is it safe for me to be on prescription medication while I’m pregnant? Expectant mothers always have ...
The Alexander Pavilion – A new home
Construction of a new home - the Alexander Pavilion - for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias is underway at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton. In approximately 18 months, current and future patients of the hospital’s Behavioural Health ...
Promoting Patient Safety
Involving patients and families is a critical piece in the pursuit of a safer health-care system. Patients and families play vital roles in identifying opportunities for improvement through informing the health-care system about their personal interactions with the system and ...
Transforming lives with cutting edge mental health and
Dr. Paul Garfinkel is feeling good. As the President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), he’s been looking forward to the day that he can see, in real bricks and mortar, the start of a ...
Robyn is more than a number; she is more than the measure of her weight and temperature, BMI and potassium levels. At 20 years of age, Robyn has been battling her eating disorder nearly half her life. After three months ...
Easy street: The road to recovery
At age 42, Carole Laurin was in perfect health - or so she thought. She ate well, exercised, didn’t smoke, visited her family doctor for annual check-ups and pretty much did everything by the book. But one evening the elementary teacher ...
Intergenerational volunteering works wonders
Recreation staff at Winnipeg's Misericordia Place, a 100-bed personal care home, were looking for a new way to invigorate their elderly charges. Sid Williamson, a local elementary school teacher, was searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity for her combined grade ...
A joint effort for timely care
Innovation, partnership, and patient-focused care are the cornerstones of the Total Joint Assessment Centre’s (TJAC) success in reducing wait-times for knee and hip replacement surgery. Located at North York General Hospital’s Branson site, the TJAC is a joint effort between Markham ...
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 →
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 →