Articles By: Cindy Woods
Online program improves access to mental health services
David Kosinec, TSH Psychological Associate (left) and Faiza Khalid-Khan, TSH Patient Care Manager (right) display the new online iCBT program that provide improved access to Mental Health services for clients. Mental Health Services at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is embarking ...
Culturally relevant mental health treatment
Countering the stigma of mental illness, especially in certain communities, has been an ongoing mission of the Mental Health Services Department of The Scarborough Hospital. One of those communities – a large Chinese population located around the Birchmount campus of TSH ...
Greening the operating room
The Scarborough Hospital is being lauded as a leader in demonstrating a serious commitment to going green and using reusable textiles in the operating room. TSH was one of five hospitals in Ontario recently awarded a Booth Centennial Green Award for ...
Scarborough Hospital surgeon demonstrates unique
procedure to Chilean doctors
It is a very rare procedure – only three surgeons in Canada are doing it – and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jim Rathbun of The Scarborough Hospital is considered a world leader. It’s the Oxford domed lateral partial knee operative technique, ...
Nursing fatigue initiative tackles quality worklife and
A two-pronged initiative that tackles both quality of worklife and quality of patient care is geared to empowering nurses at The Scarborough Hospital while assisting them in recognizing signs of fatigue. The Nursing Practice Committee (NPC) has launched the two-part project ...
Hospital sexual assault and domestic violence care
centre serves both men and women
When Everett was six years old, he was placed in the care of Children’s Aid. By the time he was nine, he had been shuffled from group home to group home. At one of those group homes, Everett was sexually ...
New video designed to help dialysis patients cope
Lights! Camera! Action! It’s not exactly the phrase you’d expect to hear in The Scarborough Hospital’s Chronic Kidney Disease Program. Yet last month, a film crew taped a 15-minute video designed to help new dialysis patients cope with emotional and ...
Scarborough Hospital surgeons perform first
microvascular free tissue transfers in Bolivia
Two of The Scarborough Hospital’s plastic surgeons have done it again – performing microsurgical ‘firsts’ in their volunteer work in the Third World. Drs. Tim Sproule and Sarah Wong travelled to La Paz, Bolivia in March, where they set up the ...
Hospitalist program helps streamline patient care at The
Access to a physician along with an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals was very “reassuring” for patient Diane Ranger, admitted to a general medicine unit at The Scarborough Hospital General campus in mid-August and discharged in early December. “Even ...
Wound treatment clinic provides valuable service
Located at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) General campus is one of the busiest Wound Treatment Clinics in Canada. It is housed in a small room barely large enough for one nurse, one patient and a treatment stretcher, yet it serves ...
Education and Professional Development
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Health Care Policy
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From the CEO's Desk
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Innovation and Technology
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Geriatrics and Aging
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Health Care Policy
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Geriatrics and Aging
Recognizing the growing numbers of seniors presenting at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Emergency Department (ED), it was obvious the unique needs of […]Read more →