Archive for February, 2010
White, green, and growing at Humber River
The snow won’t be falling in June, we hope. But at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) a portion of the roof will be the perfect shade of white. “We are really excited to be one of ...
Mount Sinai’s Women’s and Infants’ redevelopment
project within baby steps of completion
Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health is within a few baby steps of moving into its new home. This is the first part of the hospital’s capital redevelopment project that will create, expand ...
Scanning for Safety
Ensuring the smallest, most vulnerable patients are exposed to the least risk for an adverse outcome is the goal of Credit Valley’s award-winning electronic medication administration record and bedside medication verification project (eMAR/BMV). Since medication errors are the leading ...
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton awarded for energy
and cost-saving measures
At an announcement in late November of this year, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton was presented with a significant $172,409 Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP) cheque by Horizon Utilities. This was in recognition of the peak demand electricity savings of 732 ...
CyberKnife technology offers new option for
On November 26, 2009, Ontario marked a milestone with the announcement of the province’s first CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery treatment option for cancer patients at Juravinski Cancer Centre. The technology will offer many cancer patients an effective alternative to surgery for ...
Getting green done: Engaging stakeholders for multiplier
Have you ever given any thought to the word “greening”? So vague, yet so powerful in its promise of a better, healthier world. Imagine if everyone around you shared a common vision for “greening” their homes and workplaces because they ...
Misericordia Health Centre: Microfibre magnificent
Like any good host Misericordia Health Centre strives to make its visitors as comfortable as possible. And, as all good hosts know, keeping things clean is a fundamental step in making visitors feel comfortable. When the question ...
Cleaning product sales has Guelph St. Joseph’s team in
A few committed individuals, given the chance, can change their environment for the better. And like many green things, it can start small, take root and grow. Or so the Green Team at. St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, has ...
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 →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
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 →