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Life-changing procedure for people with chronic heart conditions

The Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre, based at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital campus in Scarborough, is offering a new chronic total occlusion (CTO)...

First brain surgery of its kind in Canada

Current technological advances in brain microsurgery have resulted in patient outcomes that would have been impossible just a few short years ago. Patients are...

Real-time wait clock manages expectations in emergency department

We live in a world where information is always accessible and at our fingertips. You can find the answer to nearly any question, anywhere,...

Robots comfort young patients

Four childlike robots are being used to comfort young patients during stressful medical procedures at Alberta Children’s Hospital. The two-foot-tall robots, named MEDi (Medicine and...

Health services integration in a small Ontario community

In January 2013, I took on the role of President and CEO at Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS). While the transition into the CEO...

Expanding paediatric care in northeastern Ontario

What is the most common health care issue facing children in Northeastern Ontario? It’s not obesity, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder,...

Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence is paramount

        By Michael Watts and David Solomon The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is establishing a “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table”...

Nurses say health and health care matter most in the 2015 federal election

Ontario's #nurses have called on all candidates running in the #federal election to remember that health and health care matter to Canadians. The Registered Nurses'...

A snapshot of injury data available for Canada

Trauma and the emergency department (ED) are inexorably linked. Many sufferers of trauma – particularly the most serious traumas – will be treated at...

Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?

If there’s truth to the saying “Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, then a recent report of the first drop in Canada’s regulated nursing supply in...

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