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Stopping the ripple effect and improving patient flow

When a hospital has a high number of patients who have finished the acute care phase of their treatment yet remain in an acute...

Getting and staying active is an ageless issue

Professionals working in health-care and in the wellness industry know that fitness and activity decrease the risk of major health diseases, while increasing energy...

Excellence in care a priority for Humber River Regional Hospital’s geriatric program

Eighty-three year-old Adelle Howe is carefully applying her lipstick and make-up. After spending three months in Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), she is finally...

Vision screening in elderly reduces falls

The elderly man was walking back to his room after church services, gently gripping the hand of his health-care aide as she guided him...

Home care a key component to midwifery services

Baby Violet is having her umbilical cord examined by her midwife. She’s having her temperature taken, her breastfeeding latch checked and her heart and...

Care closer to home

The population of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) is one of the fastest growing populations in Canada placing it on...

Technology enhances home care

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada nurse Bernice Little viewed Mrs. McCrane’s open wound with concern. The wound simply didn’t appear to be healing...

Operating budgets are just half of the struggle

During the last fifteen years there has been unprecedented restructuring, renovation and growth in the Ontario hospital sector. Throughout this period of time there...

Mount Sinai helps guide children through grief

When Janna Cheng’s husband Steve was diagnosed with a terminal illness in March 2007, it was devastating for the entire family but particularly their...

NPSTAT – Nurse Practitioners tackle ED transfers

It’s a heart-wrenching scene. An elderly patient, disoriented and in pain, lying in wait on an uncomfortable stretcher in an emergency department. It’s a...

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