Archive for February, 2009
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 ...
Electronic pharmacy system helps prevent
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 ...
Providing more than care: Suite dreams for
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
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 →