Archive for January, 2009
Talent management: The burning platform
Why would a smart and talented person want to work in your organization? All leaders regardless of the sector need to ask themselves this question if they wish to win the “war for talent.” The research clearly tells us we should ...
Nurses without borders
Ten nursing graduates from Oman are expanded their international experience at McMaster University. The visiting group, which arrived from the Middle East in August, spent two months experiencing McMaster’s signature approach to the integration of academic concepts and clinical nursing ...
Paving the way for interprofessional collaboration in
Education in Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is critical to patient safety. Research indicates that a number of adverse events occur due to a lack of communication between health-care providers every year. IPC education can improve the communication skills of health-care professionals, ...
Medical students practice procedures in a
Intubation Saves Robo-child; Sim-infant Delivered Successfully; Colonoscopy on Mannequin Man Comes up Clean. Are these the headlines of the future? The not-so-distant future, perhaps, as Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine have forged into new ...
Technology for improved workplace safety and efficiency
Trying to determine whether Vocera, a wireless communications system, is a phone, pager or walkie talkie, depends on who you’re speaking to. Yet, to the staff and physicians at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), it’s the latest tool in their ...
Ambitious recruitment campaign: 200 nurses in 200 days
In response to the growing need for professional nursing staff at its hospitals – Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General – William Osler Health Centre (Osler) launched the 200 Nurses in 200 Days recruitment campaign in May of last year. The ...
Delivering exceptional teaching may ease doctor shortage
If you build it, they will come - doctors that is. And once they get here, they won’t want to leave. That’s the thinking behind Barrie’s Royal Victoria Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program. Beginning in June 2009, RVH will become an ...
Creative recruitment and retention strategies
Hospitals and health-care providers across Canada face numerous challenges as we begin 2009, but we also foresee many opportunities. Our challenges include increasing demands on the health system, patients and clients with more complex needs - particularly among our aging ...
Promoting health and well-being: Staff walk around the
world 4.6 times
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London knows how to step it up. More than 1,500 staff laced up their running shoes, clipped on a pedometer and walked their way to health and fitness during a six-week walking challenge. The challenge, held across ...
The Scarborough Hospital embraces workplace health
The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has completely turned around its safety rating over the past two years, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars while engaging staff at all levels to embrace a proactive approach to a safer workplace environment. In 2006, TSH ...
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →