Archive for June, 2010
HRRH Paediatric Asthma Clinic
Toruna and Tanisha Deokaran are breathing easier these days. They’re also doing it closer to home. Thanks to the new Paediatric Asthma Clinic at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), the Deokaran sisters are receiving specialized care for ...
Windsor Regional Hospital focuses on the issue of Shaken
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome indicates that thousands of children are injured or killed each year as a result of child abuse. One of the most common causes for injury to an infant in the first two ...
The right support at the right time
“I still remember when I was first diagnosed. I knew immediately it was going to impact my life,” says Ginny Merringer. “What if I died? Who would help my husband raise three, then school-aged boys? I wanted desperately to live, ...
New imaging technology catches cancer earlier
Almost 23,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada last year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Finding cancer at the earliest possible stage is important. It means a greater chance of surviving the ...
“Here’s looking at you kid”
The Provincial Maternal Newborn Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Remote Screening Work Group – a Work Group of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH), recommended that a pilot project be initiated to investigate the feasibility of Registered Nurses ...
Making the call: Early detection lung study gives
participant a new perspective
David Gray was 12 years old when he lit his first cigarette. Growing up as the middle child in a family of six wasn’t easy. Times were tough and David went to work at a young age to help his ...
Taking care of the children
There is nothing more frightening than watching helplessly while your small child struggles to breathe. That’s exactly what happened to Sandy and Paul Iacobelli and they will never forget the experience. It was Christmas day when the two, both ...
Reducing Tunnel Vision
For Kim Barnes, the idea of getting inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was terrifying, something she thought she could never do. But when the computed tomography (CT) scan for her fibromyalgia came back inconclusive, her health-care team ...
Imaging advances in Parkinson’s disease
Imaging in Parkinson’s disease diagnosis has been used primarily to rule out conditions that might mimic Parkinson’s. The traditional thinking is that the Parkinson’s brain appears normal in MRI scans. However, scientists at the University of British Columbia ...
Brighter future expected with new advances in
Five years ago, kidney cancer was in the shadows. A diagnosis of the disease left few options for patients and the average survival time was just 12 months. But through exciting new developments in treating the disease, there is now ...
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 →
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 →