Archive for February, 2009

Mount Sinai Hospital goes greener and gets cooler with new energy source
Mount Sinai Hospital goes greener and gets cooler with
new energy source

Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital is getting greener and going deeper beginning in spring 2009. The hospital signed on with the Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) Deep Cooling program, which will enable Mount Sinai to reach into the depths of Lake Ontario ...

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Electronic pharmacy system helps prevent medication errors
Electronic pharmacy system helps prevent
medication errors

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) and Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) are implementing a new electronic pharmacy system called Horizon Meds Manager (HMM) from McKesson. A multidisciplinary team comprised of members from both hospitals and project management and information technology resources from ...

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Providing more than care: Suite dreams for Maimonides residents
Providing more than care: Suite dreams for
Maimonides residents

Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec just completed the renovation of all 255 private and 66 semi-private resident rooms as part of the Suite Dreams Capital Renovation Campaign. This 7 million dollar project was entirely paid for by donor dollars ...

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New state-of-the-art system promotes patient safety
New state-of-the-art system promotes patient safety

With more than 100,000 medical instruments to clean, disinfect, package and sterilize, the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is kept very busy. That job just got easier thanks to Censitrac, a new digital software system implemented ...

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Diagnostic imaging department designed to reflect quality of care
Diagnostic imaging department designed to reflect
quality of care

There is a significant amount of published research that links improved patient outcomes to health-care environment design. These evidence-based, patient-centric design concepts create an environment that supports service excellence by providing a physical space that complements our mission, values, and ...

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Energy upgrades support a healthy environment all around
Energy upgrades support a healthy environment all around

Campbellford Memorial Hospital’s (CMH) vision is to be a recognized leader in rural health care, creating a healthy community through service excellence, effective partnerships and the development of innovative hospital services. Included in the hospital’s focus on creating a healthy ...

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Care to Conserve program helps reduce energy consumption
Care to Conserve program helps reduce energy consumption

What did the empty chair say to the vacant desk? “I wish someone would sit down to enjoy the breeze from this fan.” While scenes like this are not specific to health care, practicing energy efficiency in hospitals does pose some ...

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Ten years or transforming lives
Ten years or transforming lives

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has just finished celebrating our first decade of existence. Our four founding organizations—the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, the Queen Street Mental Health Centre, the Addiction Research Foundation and the Donwood Institute underwent ...

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Trillium Health Centre’s award winning Health Information Access Layer
Trillium Health Centre’s award winning Health
Information Access Layer

Integrating and sharing information among care providers and patients is a big challenge for the health-care system. The situation is further complicated by the multiple formats and systems – both paper and electronic – providers use to record patient information ...

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Discharge process lauded by long-term care facility
Discharge process lauded by long-term care facility

A new approach to long-term care discharge adopted by The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (YHC) is going a long way in providing a seamless transfer of patient information between acute care and long-term care ...

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