Articles By: Kristie Jones

Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions
Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions

Last year at Runnymede, 100 per cent of patients had medication reconciliations completed at admission and discharge. Preventable, drug-related hospitalizations cost the Canadian health care system approximately $2.6 billion per year; according to a joint report from Accreditation Canada, the ...


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

Creating new possibilities for transformative change
Creating new possibilities for transformative change

Rob MacIsaac is President & CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences. The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year budget constraints while supporting a system that is ...

Posted: August 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...

Posted: June 24, 2014|Editor's Note, Uncategorized|0 comments

Ontario votes
Ontario votes

 On June 12th Ontarians will vote in the provincial election. Here is what the party's have to say about healthcare     Christine Elliot   Like so many families throughout Ontario, my own has had to rely on our public health care system and ...

Posted: June 9, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

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