Archive for May, 2011
Interprofessional Grand Rounds: What goes around,
Like many health-care organizations, Providence Healthcare has identified the importance of interprofessional education and practice as keys to the best possible patient and client care. Located in Toronto, Providence is one of Ontario’s largest rehabilitation and complex care facilities and ...
Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor
post op patients
St. Joseph’s Hospital takes a big leap forward in patient safety by becoming the first hospital in Canada to adopt the remote respiratory monitoring system OxiNet III which enables continuous monitoring of patients’ oxygen saturation levels even when the clinician ...
Formal designation increases access to hepatic,
pancreatic and biliary tract surgery
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (St. Joe’s) has been formally recognized by Cancer Care Ontario as a designated site in the province for Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Tract (HPB) surgery. This designation gives them the ability to increase access to ...
Everything under one roof for amputee patients at West
Park Healthcare Centre
Imagine you are no longer able to do the many things most us take for granted - tie your shoes, walk to the corner store, pick up a baby. These are some of the scenarios encountered by anyone who has suffered ...
Toronto Rehab scientists use electrostimulation to train
injured brains to do new tasks
When Dr. Milos R. Popovic dreams of brilliant control systems, it’s not supercomputers or NASA mission control he’s thinking of, it’s the human brain. “The brain is the most sophisticated control system anywhere in existence,” says the biomedical engineer and Toronto ...
Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery
simplified by new device
Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize aortic valve bypass surgery. On November 3, 2010, LHSC’s cardiac surgery team led by Drs. Bob Kiaii ...
First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first
time at Brockville General Hospital
Surgery at Brockville General Hospital mmn (BGH) covered new ground November 24th with the first laparoscopic colon resection performed in the hospital’s history. Laparoscopic surgery is done with small incisions and special, minimally-invasive equipment. This type of surgery has been ...
Restorative care program to give patients better option
The cornerstone of quality health care is making good choices. For many post-treatment patients in acute care, those choices can seem a maze of challenging alternatives to waiting in hospital. Restorative Care, a new program based at the Garden Street ...
Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook
Surgeons at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre have successfully performed their first port access surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve. The highly technical video-assisted procedure has only been performed at three other centres in Canada to date. The minimally invasive surgery ...
Heart transplant recipient has faith in
While health probably does not rank high among the concerns of most typical teenagers, Tyler Smith spent most of his young adult life wondering what was wrong with his. For five years, 19 year-old Tyler suffered from asthma-like symptoms. He ...
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 →
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 →