Monthly Archives: October 2016

By Andrew Schellenbach Mr. Guido Alvarez, has been to other emergency departments (ED) in the past and found that the aftercare instructions he received upon...

By Alica Hall “I found something.” It’s been four years since Rick Williamson heard his doctor say those words, but he will never forget the moment....

Hospitals in Canada and throughout the world recently averted a crisis many of us never even knew was looming. But anyone connected to nuclear...

By Julia Hanigsberg When you are a specialty hospital, as we are at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, you spend a lot of time explaining...

By Tamara Mason Canada’s healthcare system is complex and not without its challenges. Physicians and patients alike will tell you that those challenges can be...

By Roxanne Hathway-Baxter At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, patients are more than just passive recipients of an identical hospital experience. Staff realize that every patient is...

By Elise Copps The practice of checking a patient’s pupils to determine how well their brain is functioning has existed for over 100 years. A...

By Jason Thompson For more than 10 years, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has provided healthcare providers, largely those working on the frontline in acute...

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has taken an innovative step toward eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness by igniting...

By Emily Holton Twenty-nine St. Michael’s clinical educators and staff have become certified patient safety trainers – and it happened all at once. Think of...