Archive for November, 2007
Humber River Regional Hospital’s mock exercise
promotes culture of community safety
Protecting their community from significant public disasters is an important priority for Toronto's Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH). One of the ways the hospital informs their community about those efforts is by actually involving members of the public in those ...
Infection control starts from the ground up
When Maja McGuire sees hospital construction she experiences a different sense of anticipation and opportunity than most. She's anticipating dust control and inspections of hoarding. She's considering the opportunity for installation of superior, easily cleanable materials, surfaces and finishes. She's ...
Helping babies breathe easier – around the world
Neonatal care is Macartney's calling. So much so that instead of going fishing or taking a road trip to Disney World, he opted to use his summer vacation (two years in a row) to travel to Shanghai to train physicians ...
Ventilation system for ‘preemies’ mimics
brain-to-lungs respiratory response
A trial of a new ventilation system for premature babies who are in respiratory distress at Sunnybrook is showing promising early results by acting as a successful artificial respiratory muscle. The Sunnybrook pilot trial utilizes a new approach to mechanical ventilation, ...
St. Mary’s General Hospital leads the way in
community based chronic disease management
St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener continues to take a leadership role in community based chronic disease management in Waterloo Region with the launch of Activation/Reactivation, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management program. Developed by Suzy Young - an Acute ...
A new smoking cessation tool is helping Canadians
In Canada, approximately 19 per cent of the population 15 years and older smoke. Strong evidence suggests that smoking tobacco is related to more than two dozen diseases and conditions including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and symptoms. In fact, ...
Canadian Thoracic Society releases new guidelines for
treatment of COPD
The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) recently released its new guidelines for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - 2007 are based upon the latest evidence and ...
Ontario Newborn Screening Program to begin screening for
Cystic fibrosis (CF) will soon be added to the growing list of disorders included in the expanded Ontario Newborn Screening panel. Ontario is the second jurisdiction in Canada to perform testing for CF, following the success of the Calgary Newborn ...
Striving for the perfect patient room – a
In closely scrutinizing the setup of a patient room, a look at one thing leads to another, says Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC's) new hospital equipment and furniture planner. In preparing for the purchase of equipment and furniture for PRHC's ...
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 →
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 →