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Canada’s first upper limb transplant performed at UHN

Dr. Steven McCabe of Toronto Western Hospital leads multi-disciplinary team in 14-hour procedure involving 18 surgeons. Dr. Steven McCabe was part of the surgical team...

Managing risk: One hospital’s experience

It’s been almost two months since we opened the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), one of several new health care facilities completed in...

The innovation game

Acute otitis media is one of the most commonly treated bacterial infections in children. A U.S. estimate says it accounts for more than half...

Dealing with workplace fatigue

Fatigue in the workplace is an emerging health and safety issue that requires increased understanding of its impact and prevention. With its mandate to...

Centre for People Development supports hospital staff

Learning has always been central to work and life at #Hamilton Health Sciences.  Supporting and developing our people is a key part of our...

Effective working relationships between hospitals and physicians

This is Part 1 of Hospital News' 3 Part Series on effective working relationships between hospitals and physicians Effective working relationships between hospitals and physicians: Themes from...

Canada’s gift to the world: The discovery of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen

A major preoccupation for cancer researchers in the early 1960’s was the search for a specific biomarker, material or molecule, that would distinguish tumour...

Fostering a sense of community amongst staff

Ancil London spends his days at Sunnybrook assisting with audio-visual requests for the hospital’s 10,000 #staff, volunteers and physicians.  Every Wednesday evening, he hits...

Creating a staff engagement ‘game’: Everyone wins

Kathleen Farr has a dilemma. The registered nurse at Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has just been assigned to an extremely anxious elderly...

Reflections from troubled (Mediterranean) waters: Doctors without Borders

When Italy’s “Mare Nostrum” maritime #SAR (search-and-rescue) operation was terminated in November 2014, only a few Italian Coast Guard and passing merchant vessels remained...

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