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A preventable death

Nine months before Jessica Barnett died at 17, her neurologist dismissed her fainting spells and seizure-like episodes as psychological. "There's nothing wrong with you....

One organization’s commitment to sustainability

Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, communities north of Powell River and south...

Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!

Nominate A Nursing Hero! Hospital News' 9th Annual Nursing Hero Awards. Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague?...

Heart surgery in 140 characters

Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate the...

Technology abounds – time to embrace it

Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as...

Your EMR is in place – now what?

The health care system is constantly changing and at present, health information technology solutions are at the heart of a major shift in Canada....

Greening healthcare: Sustainability top priority

Health and the environment are closely connected: you cannot have healthy people without a healthy environment. There are hundreds of hospitals in Ontario, all...

Sunnybrook helps balance Ontario’s electricity grid

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is participating in an innovative new smart grid program and helping Ontario’s electricity grid to keep to the lights on. Sunnybrook...

New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System

Unfortunately, the harrowing scene of doctors and nurses running with crash carts to a child’s bedside after an ‘unexpected’ code blue is a familiar...

SickKids’ new high-rise research lab

There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's...

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