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Overcoming traditional barriers to screening and prevention

Theresa Morrisseau hadn’t really thought much about cancer in the first 59 years of her life. Growing up in Rocky Bay in an Ojibwe speaking...

The future of healthcare needs improved collaboration

Transformation is a popular buzz word – particularly in #healthcare where we’re always looking for better ways to deliver care. As we look to the...

A new era in kids’ healthcare

Something pretty amazing in #kids' healthcare happened in Hamilton last month, something that was 25 years in the making. For the first time, McMaster Children's...

Taming workplace incivility

Maria’s husband, Tony, is about to go through a serious medical procedure. While Tony is being prepped, the couple overhears a nurse make a...

Medication Safety Program wins award

As our population ages, more people are managing multiple chronic and complex conditions requiring many different types of medication.  The desire to empower patients...

Smoothing the transition of care for general internal medicine patients

An 80 year old woman is awaiting a knee replacement surgery. During her wait, she is admitted to the hospital with symptoms of congestive...

Listening to patient complaints can improve healthcare

"I am leaving you," she said. "I'm finding a new doctor." I remember feeling stunned. My patient looked at me and continued, "You aren't...

Interview with Accreditation Canada’s President and CEO

Below is an interview with Wendy Nicklin - the outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Accreditation Canada, a position she served in for 11...

Championing accreditation readiness

In November 2013, #Trillium Health Partners achieved its first formal #Accreditation as a three-site hospital. Getting to this point as a recently merged organization...

2015 – A good year for health care infrastructure

In looking back on Ontario’s infrastructure landscape over the past 12 months, 2015 was a year abounding with construction activity, and much of it...

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