Archive for January, 2011
Humber River’s Organizational Development Team:
Effectively leading HRRH into the future
Organizational development is at the forefront of planning for Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital, and talent management is therefore a high priority for this multi-site acute care hospital. “As we prepare to build Ontario’s first digital hospital – a state-of-the-art ...
Ontario Nurses receive oncology education and support at
When Anna Maria de Souza was treated for cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital in 2007, she was touched by the nursing care she received. As one of Toronto’s most distinguished philanthropists and founder of Toronto’s Brazilian Ball, Anna Maria raised ...
Falls prevention strategy team at St. Joseph’s Health
With falls being one of the highest reported event categories in St. Joseph’s patient safety reporting system, and taking into account the impact a fall can have on one’s independence, health, and overall well-being, a team was struck to address ...
West Park Healthcare Centre reaps benefits of workplace
West Park Healthcare Centre is reaping large dividends from investing in workplace quality improvement – creating not only a safer, healthier environment for staff and patients alike, but also attracting attention outside of the West Toronto hospital. In November, ...
Developing leaders from the ground up
There is a buzz around the room as small groups engage in animated discussions. As you watch a bit more, you realize that only two people are talking while the other person watches. As you wander through the room ...
English at Work program speaks volumes at Misercorida
Tuyet Lam was rarely alone while working at Misericordia Health Centre, but there were times she felt very lonely. That’s not surprising, considering Lam arrived in Winnipeg from Vietnam on April 17, 1980 and began working in Misericordia’s housekeeping ...
Campbellford Memorial Hospital’s ER orientation shift
program helps bring physicians to rural community
Not all cars are the same. When most people purchase a new car, they will usually take a “test drive” to understand the bells and whistles that make it unique. A decision to purchase (or not) soon follows. Similarly, not ...
TODAY at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Training
opportunities directly affecting you
The development of the TODAY program (Training Opportunities Directly Affecting You) at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) was six months in the making, but the benefits and continuous learning for employees and patients will continue indefinitely. In a nutshell, the TODAY ...
Hospitalist program helps streamline patient care at The
Access to a physician along with an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals was very “reassuring” for patient Diane Ranger, admitted to a general medicine unit at The Scarborough Hospital General campus in mid-August and discharged in early December. “Even ...
Hiring for now, and for the future
For anyone who has been through an interview process or who has worked in Human Resources, you know the challenges and the time and effort involved in recruitment and retention. Imagine not only hiring one, or even 10 new ...
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 →
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 →