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 ...
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
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 →