Archive for March, 2010
Get Moving keeps seniors active
Health-care professionals know about the frustration experienced by seniors when they can’t get around as they once did. With our aging population and the fact that Boomers themselves are now turning 60, the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle has ...
Clinician Teacher Program addresses rheumatology shortage
Canada faces an arthritis crisis. While the prevalence of arthritis is already too high, it’s predicted to get much worse. By 2030, approximately 7 million or one in five Canadian adults will be struggling with arthritis. At the same time, ...
Handle with Care – Osteoporosis patients benefit from
education and health promotion through COPE Clinic
According to Osteoporosis Canada, as many as two million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. As the only clinic of its kind in West Toronto, the Community Osteoporosis ...
Patient Portal provides self-management tools to
ROAM Patient Portal is an access solution that is used by hospitals, provincial health-care organizations and doctors’ offices for a wide range of applications including diabetes management, stroke prevention, smoking cessation and wellness initiatives. A recently released version of ...
Lakeridge Health’s Pinewood Centre helps improve
lives one needle at a time
Over the years, John* waged a private battle with the bottle, but when he began abusing prescription medication, the retired police officer knew it was time to seek professional help. Today, he’s enjoying one of his longest periods of sobriety ...
At Women’s College Hospital, equity is more than
Women’s College Hospital was born in 1911 so that medically trained women could practice medicine at a time when it was not possible anywhere else. Since then – for nearly a century – the hospital has remained committed to ...
Be aware and be well: Promoting colon health
Colon cancer. Ten years ago, no one talked about it. Today, awareness among Ontarians has increased dramatically due in part to an aggressive awareness campaign by Cancer Care Ontario. More than 7,000 people walked through a forty foot long ...
Wellspring partners with hospital to bring hope to
breast cancer care
In the mammography waiting area at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London is a vibrant reminder of hope. Colourful works of art painted on acrylic panels appear as stained glass where patients wait for their tests. But what makes the art ...
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 →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →
A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of […]Read more →