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The surgical swap: Clinical integration

It’s 5 p.m. on a damp and dreary evening in March. One by one, a variety of surgeons, radiologists and associated health professionals take...

Patients in good hands with Hotel Dieu Shaver program

In a split second Pascal Limoges’ thoughts went from the home renovation project he was working on to fear and shock. With an accidental...

Interdisciplinary teams help knee replacement patients

For a patient with knee pain, the journey towards relief is made easier thanks to an entire team of health-care professionals including family doctors,...

Thoracic surgery: Key to success is coordinated care

Chest is best. At least that’s what thoracic surgeon, Dr. Robert Zeldin, Head of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology at Toronto East General Hospital, tells...

Anesthesia Care Teams further improve patient care and reduce wait times

For Bana Jamil, being an Anesthesia Assistant (AA) at North York General Hospital (NYGH) is the fulfillment of an opportunity she realized long ago...

The right care at the right time: The Total Joint Assessment Centre

Reducing surgical wait times and improving patient care are the founding principles behind the Total Joint Assessment Centre (TJAC) which recently opened its new...

Changing a hospital’s culture to increase organizational capacity

Over the years there have been many quality improvement techniques that have made the rounds in health care – each promising to deliver results...

The greatest gift of all: Living donors give life back

Tired. Really, really tired. That’s how Barrie’s Jennifer White felt for most of her 27 years. Yet, not one to let fatigue stop her...

Plastic surgeons make great strides in breast reconstruction

A group of plastic surgeons at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) wants to get the message out to patients, family doctors and general surgeons that...

Finding the right balance: Providence Healthcare’s new mobility clinic

Radiation treatments for bone cancer at the age of 11 precipitated a condition that resulted in the amputation of Kevin Clancy’s right leg at...

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