Archive for January, 2012
Care close to home for the tiniest and most
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 ...
Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame
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 ...
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
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
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 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
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
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 ...
Bluewater Health opens new cancer care assessment and
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
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 ...
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
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 →