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 ...
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →
The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the […]Read more →
St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of data to guide decision making and treatment choices for […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm […]Read more →