Archive for September, 2011
Immunization is not a bad word
If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a guaranteed firestarter, at least amongst the baby groups and Mother Goose classes I have been a ...
Scleroderma Group dedicated to scleroderma research,
treatment and clinical care
Barbara Williams had always considered herself to be a healthy and active person. After all, she had an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry, her children had grown and were on their own, and she was active in her local ...
Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease
A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a brief hospital stay for a kidney ailment in December 2009. “My tremors were uncontrollable,” says Collis. ...
Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care
“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have not encountered a hospital that does so much to enhance patient safety as we do here,” ...
Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand
With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at the right moments. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department recognizes that the threat ...
30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care
in response to evolving epidemic
This year marks 30 years since AIDS was first identified. Thanks to marvellous treatment advances—most significantly, the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s—what was once an overwhelmingly fatal disease can now be largely managed well into ...
Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian
women to prevent HIV
An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about HIV prevention. Recently awarded $100,000 by Grand Challenges Canada, Logie shares the spotlight with 18 of ...
Connecting patient safety and infection prevention
When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care was delivered. SARS convinced the Board of Directors that oversees the Brantford General, a 300+ bed acute ...
Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the
Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver
All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks had made it to the finals and the city was looking for a victory. While fans ...
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 →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →