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 first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →