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 ...
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
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 →