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 ...
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
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 →