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Link between mental illness and metabolic disorders leads to new clinic for patients

A well documented link between mental illness and an increased risk of physical health problems was one of the reasons the Whitby Mental Health...

Outpatient pediatric care closer to home

When two-year-old Shelby Robertson had a liver transplant in Toronto in 2007, her family faced the prospect of relocating temporarily from Kingston to Toronto...

Bed registry means coordinated care for those in a mental health crisis

A 49-year old woman, fed up with waiting for admission to a psychiatric bed, walked away from an Ontario hospital to her death. She...

Medication reconciliation: An innovative approach

How do you implement a medication safety initiative across five large facilities and five unique areas of patient care? St. Joseph’s Health Care, London...

Mood and anxiety program first of its kind in Canada

Helping young people between the ages of 16 and 30 afflicted with the recent onset of depression and anxiety is the major focus of...

Respect, teamwork and collaboration

Hospitals are huge and can be intimidating institutions, not just for the patients, but for a new CEO such as myself. I am quite...

The invisible injuries of electrical shock and getting patients ‘Back on Track’

It takes seconds for a bolt of electricity to course through your body and months, even years, to fully recover. “You can’t tell just...

Precious GEMs generating big smiles at Humber River Regional Hospital

A warm, friendly smile in a hospital emergency department is comforting at any age; especially if you’re confused and not sure how you arrived...

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