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 ...
A multi-Incident analysis by ISMP Canada Drug shortage has been an ongoing issue and has been described in various literature as a challenge […]Read more →
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →