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Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for cardiovascular care
Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for
cardiovascular care

Dr. Joe Ricci, medical director of the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Scarborough-Durham, in the cardiac care learning centre with OTN connectivity. Regional cardiac program videoconferences weekly rounds across Ontario’s Central East Cardiologist Dr. Jason Burstein is delivering ...


Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario
Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario

Organ and tissue donation benefits society as a whole.  It gives a second chance at life to patients waiting for transplantation and positively contributes to the lives of their families and friends.  It also is a source of comfort to ...


Health stories that made headlines in 2014
Health stories that made headlines in 2014

Ebola The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Posted: December 24, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

New programs to support men and young adults living with cancer
New programs to support men and young adults living
with cancer

At Wellspring, the focus is on the person not the disease. For more than 20 years, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has been the innovative leader in supportive care programming for people living with cancer. With a focus on enhancing the ...

Posted: December 21, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

The right to die?
The right to die?

Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on her property. She drank some whiskey and Nembutal with water, and then held her husband’s hand as ...

Posted: October 1, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

The day the emergency ward called 911
The day the emergency ward called 911

Three of the four team members who called 911 from the emergency department. During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, vertigo, and was feeling ...

Posted: September 19, 2014|Patient Care, Public Health|1 comment

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at The Neuro. This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form ...

Posted: September 17, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Examining the “weekend effect” at Canadian hospitals
Examining the “weekend effect” at Canadian hospitals

Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Weekend Admissions and In-Hospital Mortality takes an in-depth look ...

Posted: September 3, 2014|Data Pulse|0 comments

Fundraising efforts embrace diversity
Fundraising efforts embrace diversity

The winning team (Southern Ontario Cricket Association) for the Scarborough World Cup of Cricket Tournament. Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting its second Scarborough World ...

Posted: August 26, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Sixty years of volunteer work
Sixty years of volunteer work

The present day Hôpital Montfort Volunteers Association. The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, founded the Women’s Auxiliary Committee of the Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort Hospital. Every year, ...

Posted: August 21, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

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