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Barrie’s hospital begins exciting new chapter

Few hospitals are fortunate enough to open a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.  To be able to, essentially, transform your organization twice within 15 years...

Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport in Ontario

Fifty-five - that is the number of patients Ornge transported on July 23rd. Six hundred and seventy-six is the longest trip flown in statute...

Restoring trust in Ornge

In January of this year, when I was approached to become interim president and CEO of Ornge, what I knew of the organization was...

New Respiratory Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) new Respiratory Unit recently welcomed its very first patient. Doreen Beamish, 80, from Barrie was the first person...

Spirometry testing can help diagnose lung disease

Spirometry is a relatively simple measure of how much air a person can breathe in and out and how fast the air can be...

Stroke care is a team effort

When asked about the benefits of Bluewater Health’s new model for acute stroke care, members of the care team agree: “The results are impressive,”...

Cardiologists showcase skills to international physicians

In an innovative use of telemedicine technology, interventional cardiologists from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital collaborated on a best practices...

Translating diabetes research into practical tools

Today, there are more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association is dedicated to leading the fight against...

Patient education helps manage diabetes

Like many hospitals in Ontario, Windsor Regional Hospital has a robust Diabetic Clinic for both children and adults. Knowing that up to 85 per...

Multi-specialty team reduces admissions, wait times for heart failure patients

When patient David Northey runs into difficulty managing his heart failure, he knows he can call the Heart Function Clinic at St. Mary’s General...

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