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 ...
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →
The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the […]Read more →
St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of data to guide decision making and treatment choices for […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm […]Read more →
“The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me. It’s kind of an invisible illness. You don’t always […]Read more →