Archive for April, 2012

Only TWO days left to nominate your nursing hero
Only TWO days left to nominate your nursing hero

It’s that time of year again. Time to honour the hardwork and dedication of Canadian nurses. Hospital News is currently soliciting nominations for our 7th annual National Nursing Week competition. Patients, colleagues, managers – anyone who has been affected or touched ...

Posted: April 16, 2012|Uncategorized|0 comments

Credit Valley celebrates first midwife-assisted birth
Credit Valley celebrates first midwife-assisted birth

The first midwife-assisted birth at the Credit Valley site of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre took place in March with the arrival of little Violetta Strashko, weighing an even 8 lbs. As of January 1st, expectant mothers ...


VP of Seniors Services ensures the right focus in Winchester
VP of Seniors Services ensures the right focus
in Winchester

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is committed to supporting seniors – starting right at the top. Last year, the hospital hired Karl Samuelson, its first Vice President, Seniors’ Services, to lead a renewed commitment to this specialized care. And for ...


Caregiver support services improve access to health care resources
Caregiver support services improve access to health
care resources

Caring for both your children and your elderly parents? You are not alone. More than one in five working Canadians belong to the “sandwich generation”, where the dual responsibilities of caring for both children and parents often leads to stress ...


Locum midwives provide relief to rural and remote colleagues
Locum midwives provide relief to rural and
remote colleagues

Midwives practice in rural, remote and northern communities across Ontario. Some of these midwives work in practices with midwifery colleagues, others are solo practitioners. Committed to their clients, they work hard to provide excellent primary care to women outside of urban ...


Anticipating an aging population
Anticipating an aging population

How one Women’s College scientist is helping to prepare our health care system Today’s health care costs make up 46 per cent of Ontario’s budget. And if our system doesn’t adapt, by 2054, after the proportion of seniors in our population ...

Posted: April 12, 2012|Geriatrics and Aging, Research|0 comments

Supporting palliative care patients with a team approach
Supporting palliative care patients with a team approach

St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto is not designated as a palliative care facility, but we provide quality treatment and compassionate support for palliative patients in medicine units throughout our hospital. In some cases, the Health Centre is the last place ...

Posted: April 11, 2012|Palliative Care, Patient Care|0 comments

Baycrest opens lab to spark innovations in aging
Baycrest opens lab to spark innovations in aging

A slim robot stole the spotlight when Baycrest officially opened its Innovation, Technology and Design Lab (ITD) in late February. The telepresence robot, spanning just over four feet in height with an iPad head that displays video images, moved niftily in ...


Returning home from hospital
Returning home from hospital

The idea of moving out of hospital and back home seems, on the surface, to be a transition worth celebrating. After all, for many patients it means returning to a familiar environment where they can enjoy creature comforts on the ...


Finding peace in troubling times
Finding peace in troubling times

Lise Johnson lies comfortably in her hospital bed, gazing toward the big, bright window in her room. “I feel such a feeling of peace,” she says. “I’m not afraid.” Lise is accompanied by her husband, Al, and their daughter, Nancy, on Ward ...

Posted: April 9, 2012|Featured, Palliative Care|0 comments

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