Monthly Archives: November 2013

My health care career began on April 26, 1971 as the Assistant Administrator of Swift Current Union Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Considering the...

Access to doctors and treatment. Safe, quality care. Value for money. Better outcomes. These are the health system issues that Canadians say matter most to...

Hospitals come in all shapes and sizes; trauma, rehabilitation, specialized, general, regional, teaching or community based; yet delivering safe, high-quality patient care remains at...

It’s a Saturday morning at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and volunteer Jeanne Frolick is waiting to welcome a new group of youngsters to a quiet...

Lifestyle adjustments can be difficult for patients and families as they adapt to being in hospital to receive care for chronic conditions. Over 90...

On Christmas Day in 2012, Lorraine Ruffo received the worst kind of news: she had stage four brain cancer. A surgery on New Year’s...

“What we see increasingly is that engaged patients have better outcomes.”  That statement may seem intuitive and grounded in common sense, but it is...

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Holland Bloorview provides programs and...

While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great example of...

Atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm, affecting an estimated one to two per cent of our population —...