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 ...
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
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 →