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 ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
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 →