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Contingency planning for emergency service disruption

Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural communities...

Research focused on improving quality of life

Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. Our...

Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis

In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, the...

New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely monitor...

The day the emergency ward called 911

During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, vertigo,...

Ontario Health Study still looking for participants

How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working to...

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously...

Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital

Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency are...

Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers

In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed...

Getting ambulances back on the road

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 patients in...

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