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Why we need a national seniors strategy

There’s no doubt about it, Canada’s population is aging. Last September, Statistics Canada reported that for the first time in our country’s history, seniors...

Heart-rehab patients hit their local gym

AHS-City partnership promotes lifelong health, eases transition from hospital After two heart attacks and triple-bypass surgery, Doug Hunter was understandably anxious about how to exercise...

Imagining a healthier future

I’ve worked in public service for a long time, and I’ve noticed that too often our systems are designed around the needs of the...

Climate change resiliency: Preparing for ‘THE’ emergency

With a critically important and life-saving organization like healthcare, it is vital to stay up and running, especially during Mother Nature’s most extreme weather...

Battle of the Kilowatts at HSC Winnipeg

Facility Management staff work tirelessly to increase energy efficiency in hospitals across the country. Not only does this effort lower the overall cost of...

Capturing hospital anesthetic gases

New patented technology developed in Waterloo Region will help battle climate change by capturing anesthetic gases that cause global warming. Grand River Hospital (GRH) has...

Flu shot campaign has staff rolling up their sleeves

While in hospital, patients expect their health care professionals to get them on the road to recovery. What they do not expect is to...

Improving the patient experience with seamless registration

#Mackenzie Health is committed to continuously improving the #patient experience. With this in mind, the organization has improved its patient registration process to be...

Outbreak Taskforce supports safe discharge for patients

Research shows that an active flu season often results in additional Emergency Department visits, causing increased wait times for patients and placing added strain...

#goingsocial

Sarah Dinsdale grew up hearing both her maternal and paternal grandmothers tell stories about life in nursing residences in the 1960s. The two seasoned...

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