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 ...
Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on […]Read more →
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
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 →