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Flu prevention is a shared responsibility

By Roxanne Hathway-Baxter & Michael Oreskovich Hospital patients with existing health conditions face a greater risk of being seriously affected by influenza (the flu) than...

Underground state-of-the-art research facility finds most winter boots not safe on ice

By Erica Di Maio A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this...

Undergoing a digital transformation

By Barb Collins Paperless charts, sophisticated imaging, low cost genomics, robotics, mobility, wearables, the Internet of Things – this is all of the ‘stuff’ that...

Setting new benchmarks for hospital energy efficiency

By Lorie Pella From the very beginning Humber River Hospital’s redevelopment project was driven to be sustainable under the guiding design principles of Lean, Green...

A water reduction project

A case study: Headwaters Health Care Centre By Thinusha Param As the water supply on our planet becomes increasingly scarce, the need to educate our peers...

Canada’s first smart hospital is becoming a reality

By Catalina Guran Mackenzie Health marked the largest milestone to date for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project with the beginning of construction in October 2016....

The world’s first vaccine against Chlamydia

By Sebastian Dobosz Researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have taken the first steps towards a widely protective vaccine against chlamydia. Chlamydia is one of the...

Critical Care Obstetrics Education Program earns kudos

By Marie Sanderson The Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre knew change was coming.  It was 2008 and plans were underway to...

Cutting waste and getting lean in an emergency department

By Carly Baxter Coming face-to-face with some pretty grim statistics about its Belleville Emergency Department performance, leaders at Quinte Health Care (QHC) knew things had...

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