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 ...
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →