Archive for December, 2010
The Scarborough Hospital offers umbilical cord
Families delivering babies at The Scarborough Hospital now have the opportunity to bank umbilical cord blood, providing a match for their child should they become ill and require a stem cell transplant later in life. The Scarborough Hospital announced ...
Women Building Women’s
From concept to construction, women are leading the redevelopment of Women’s College Hospital. By 2015, a new, state-of-the-art facility will rise on Women’s College Hospital’s current downtown Toronto site. The new 450,000-square-foot hospital will be unlike any other – built ...
Windsor Regional Hospital wins“People’s Choice
Award” at Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and
OHA Innovations Expo
On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Windsor Regional Hospital was awarded the People’s Choice Award for their Follow the Yellow Dot Initiative at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and OHA Innovations Expo. Celebrating Innovations in Health Care ...
Seeing men in a whole new light
Dr. Keith Jarvi’s enthusiasm is contagious. The Director of the Murray Koffler Centre for Urologic Wellness at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital proudly demonstrates the Centre’s most recent technological addition — a high-resolution ultrasound machine that will be employed in establishing ...
Skin to skin initiative helps promote
A new Skin to Skin initiative being used in St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto’s, Family Birthing program is helping to put brand new moms, like Suvi Kusima, on the right track to breastfeeding. “I feel that this is a ...
Female donors contribute to renovate Women’s Health
Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto
Four years ago, a committee of female donors set out to raise $4.5 million to renovate the Women’s Health Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, an aging facility that in no way reflected the quality of care provided. ...
Ontario Shores opens first clinic in Durham Region that
specializes in mental health and women’s health
Many women who suffer from a mental illness become mothers, and these women often need specialized care to support their journey into motherhood as well as continued support in their journey to achieving mental health. With the proper supports in ...
Sixteen years after midwifery was regulated in Ontario, there are more than 500 registered midwives managing approximately 10 per cent of births in the province. About 75 per cent of midwifery clients choose to have hospital births. Yet ...
Make no bones about it, osteoporosis is treatable
Osteoporosis is a disease that is associated with misconceptions, the most common of which is that once a person is diagnosed with osteoporosis, his or her condition will decline and nothing will change it – however, this assumption is far ...
A homecoming like no other
Thirty years ago, babies like Maria Sottosanti rarely survived. Born January 9, 1980 at only 26 weeks gestation and weighing a scant 1 lb 15 ozs, the tiny infant’s chances were grim. But Maria hung on - with ...
Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →