Archive for April, 2012
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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 →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →