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 ...
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 →