Archive for January, 2012

Care close to home for the tiniest residents
Care close to home for the tiniest and most
fragile residents

Yvette Gabovic-Dahlke cuddles her tiny son as she gently rocks back and forth in the hospital rocking chair. Her eyes rarely leave the precious bundle. With his little head nestled in her neck and his eyes closed in slumber, it ...

Posted: January 30, 2012|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame aggressive cancers
Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame
aggressive cancers

When cancers become aggressive and spread they are the most deadly. Unfortunately, little is known about how to stop this development. A new imaging platform developed by Lawson Health Research Institute’s Drs. Ann Chambers and John Lewis is providing insight ...

Posted: January 26, 2012|Featured, Oncology, Research|0 comments

Scarborough Hospital surgeon demonstrates unique procedure to Chilean doctors
Scarborough Hospital surgeon demonstrates unique
procedure to Chilean doctors

It is a very rare procedure – only three surgeons in Canada are doing it – and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jim Rathbun of The Scarborough Hospital is considered a world leader. It’s the Oxford domed lateral partial knee operative technique, ...


Reducing client-handling musculoskeletal disorders
Reducing client-handling musculoskeletal disorders

Providence Healthcare is a leading Toronto health care facility that offers rehabilitation, palliative care, outpatient clinics and services, caregiver support and long-term care. Providence is the perfect example of an organization taking steps to make their workplace safer for employees ...


Healthy hospital committee puts heart into health care
Healthy hospital committee puts heart into health care

It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge your weakness. Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a hospital determined to create a high performance culture with courage and hope. Following a series of consistently low employee engagement surveys, the hospital ...


A hidden truth: Hostility in healthcare
A hidden truth: Hostility in healthcare

A nurse rolls her eyes when you ask her for help. A new nurse is given the most difficult patient on the floor so others can, “See what she’s made of.” A circulator doesn’t tell the scrub nurse that the ...


Keeping fit in a high-stress environment
Keeping fit in a high-stress environment

The first doctor I ever knew had his jet-black hair slicked back in a way that made him look like Dracula. For many years my younger sister and I went to him for checkups. His hair aside, what I remember ...


Fraser Health enhances info for surgical patients including Soonest Surgery Tool
Fraser Health enhances info for surgical patients
including Soonest Surgery Tool

The Soonest Surgery Tool predicts the five surgeons in Fraser Health most likely able to perform a specific surgical procedure sooner than others. This tool is just one of the features in a new section of Fraser Health’s website that ...

Posted: January 16, 2012|Patient Care, Surgery|0 comments

Bluewater Health opens new cancer care assessment and treatment centre
Bluewater Health opens new cancer care assessment and
treatment centre

Just imagine...it might be cancer. The prospect of a cancer diagnosis is perhaps one of the most anxious times anyone could face. Cancer care can be fraught with diagnostic procedures, appointment and treatment delays, fear of the unknown and a complicated ...


Stop talking, start doing: The pursuit of wellness while you work
Stop talking, start doing: The pursuit of wellness while
you work

Happiness is a skill. One day. Twenty-four hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. How much time do you dedicate to your own happiness in one day? For Velta Vikmanis, at least 30 minutes.  Vikmanis, Coordinator, Nursing Transitions and Commitment, University Health Network (UHN), wears many hats while ...


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