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 ...
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
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 →