Archive for October, 2008

Precious GEMs generating big smiles at Humber River Regional Hospital
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 there – often the case for many senior citizens. And no one knows that better than ...

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The invisible injuries of electrical shock and getting patients ‘Back on Track’
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 by looking at a patient what some of the complex, life-altering effects of electrical injuries are,” ...

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Respect, teamwork and collaboration
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 frankly overwhelmed by the amount of teamwork and collaboration that exists here at Credit Valley and ...

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Mood and anxiety program first of its kind in Canada
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 both the clinical practice and clinical research of Dr. Elizabeth Osuch, the London Health Sciences Centre ...

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Medication reconciliation: An innovative approach
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 is doing just that, and welcomes the challenge. Medication Reconciliation (MR) is a formal, three-step process designed ...

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Bed registry means coordinated care for those in a mental health crisis
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 had spent three days on a stretcher in an emergency room cubicle as staff searched in ...

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Outpatient pediatric care closer to home
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 for months of continuous medical follow-up. It meant loads of commuting for her parents, plus a ...

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Link between mental illness and metabolic disorders leads to new clinic for patients
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 Centre (WMHC) introduced the Metabolic and Weight Management Clinic. There is a wealth of data highlighting ...

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