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 ...
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
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 →