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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Implementation of ePatient Record improves quality of care

As the implementation of electronic patient record (ePR) begins at Providence Care in Kingston, examination of current processes and planning for future processes have...

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...

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...

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...

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