Archive for February, 2011
Hospital goes green with new computer technology upgrades
What happens when a hospital invests a little and updates computer technology? Cost savings, improved efficiency, better customer service and a greener hospital.“By improving our computer technology, we’re saving money and using less energy. It’s a win for the hospital ...
Two multi-million dollar gifts for new Oakville Hospital
Fundraisers know that the generous acts of a few people have a ripple effect itn a community. Giving is contagious and that is exactly what happened a few months ago at the Oakville Hospital Foundation. Betty Birmingham and ...
UHN Medical Interpreters
Imagine falling ill in a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language. You go to the hospital where you cannot understand a single word the physician is saying and they cannot understand you. What would you do? How ...
Engaging housekeeping staff in performance improvement
and service excellence at St. Michael’s Hospital
Everyday, the 350 environmental services (EVS) staff at St. Michael’s Hospital provide essential cleaning and sanitation of high risk areas, patient and specimen transport, facility maintenance, as well as general housekeeping services. While these services support the busy research and ...
Providence Care among first in Canada to launch ePatient
Record across services
Providence Care is going electronic – by implementing an ePatient Record across all of its services over the next two years. This marks Providence Care as becoming one of the first health service providers in Canada to implement an ePatient ...
Mount Sinai Changing the Colour of Care
Mount Sinai Hospital firmly put its stamp on environmental leadership in the health sector when it was recognized for the success of four ambitious initiatives at the fall 2010, 10th Green Health Care Awards. Sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association ...
Patients and families to benefit from new mental health
expansion in Kitchener
A $13.5 million expansion to Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Site in Kitchener is providing new specialized services for mental health patients closer to families and loved ones. Care providers, elected officials, donors, patients and families officially opened the 50 bed ...
Construction begins on state-of-the art rehabilitation
People recovering from traumatic illnesses and life-changing injuries will soon have access to a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility equipped to deliver 21st-century rehab care. In 2009, St. John’s Rehab Hospital began its first major construction project in more than 35 ...
Solar energy a first for Interior Health Facilities
Solar energy has come to Penticton Regional Hospital and Summerland Health Centre in British Columbia in a new initiative designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. The Public Sector Energy Conservation Agreement (PSECA) recently allocated $506,250 to Interior Health ...
New Runnymede leads the way in specialized care and
Patient care, innovation and modern technology to facilitate the provision of specialized complex continuing care, were top of mind when considering the design of the new Runnymede Healthcare Centre, which stands elegantly on the corner of a quiet west Toronto ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →