Archive for February, 2012
St. Joseph’s Hospital redesigns with green in mind
In London Ontario St. Joseph’s Hospital is taking it to the next level by thinking green in its final phase of redevelopment, part of a greater initiative set out in 1997 to integrate London’s hospital system and build on St. ...
First hospital in Canada introduces portable video
translation service for patients
Communicating with hospital staff, physicians, volunteers and students isn’t always easy if English is not your first language. At Southlake Regional Health Centre, it means some patients have to rely on others to communicate on their behalf. They can bring ...
New electronic pharmacy system improves patient care
Medications across all in-patient areas of Trillium Health Centre, are being delivered in less time and with less risk of error, thanks to the implementation of a new, innovative electronic pharmacy system. The unique system – which was recently installed at ...
Search on for outstanding senior volunteers
You’ll likely find them around every corner: senior volunteers who make a difference each day in hospitals, community organizations, neighbourhoods and senior centres. In total, these unsung heroes are making a bigger impact than ever as budgets remain flat and ...
The first comprehensive recycling program in British
Columbia health care
The Lower Mainland Recycling Renewal project is the first of its kind for BC health authorities. Previous recycling efforts at most of our hospitals have been uncoordinated and largely lacked appropriate support. To date, any recycling that exists in the ...
An analysis of NICU departmental ‘Plan Typologies’
in a single room care model
As the single room care model becomes the norm in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit planning and design, the single rooms can be arranged in a variety of configurations which have direct impacts on patient care delivery, operational efficiency and cost. Parkin ...
Implementation of ePatient Record improves quality
As the implementation of electronic patient record (ePR) begins at Providence Care in Kingston, examination of current processes and planning for future processes have led to a number of quality improvement initiatives involving documentation, oversight and equipment. “The electronic patient record ...
St. Joseph’s electronic patient records focus on
improving quality of care
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto is excited about our progress to date as we enter the later stages of Phase 2 of our eCare project, which is one of our largest clinical undertakings in our hospital’s 90 year history. This ...
Operating Room Supply Chain: Want OR efficiency? Learn
to find best locations for supplies
Pilot study finds key supply chain projects like optimizing your OR inventory can reduce costs and improve staff satisfaction. This is the second installment of a three-part series examining various aspects of OR supply chain improvement projects, based on the Ontario ...
Bringing local food to health care food service
Often the struggle for health care food service is balancing a variety of dietary needs with tight budgets. This delicate balance can make it difficult to provide meals that also taste great. However, now some Ontario hospitals are making progress ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
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 →