Articles By: Michelle Tadique

Nurse Practitioner enhances care for seniors
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
for seniors

Stella Cruz, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, in the Medicine inpatient unit at St. Joe’s. A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre return home safely ...


Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients
Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients

Elska, one of St. Joe’s therapy dogs, joins her owner, volunteer Barbara Haire, in visiting a patient. Volunteers play an integral role in patient care and customer service at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, with 250 volunteers from the community dedicating ...

Posted: November 17, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking one step at time towards better health
Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking
one step at time towards better health

  Pat Glover, St. Joe's ICU physiotherapist, supports patient Bill McDow using the passive-to-active arm and leg exerciser Progressive mobility in critical care is a growing trend in health care worldwide, which aims to keeps patients moving through exercise during their ...

Posted: August 14, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Leadership Development Program gives leaders the tools they need for success
St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Leadership Development
Program gives leaders the tools they need for success

The Leadership Development Program at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, enables our management team to enhance their leadership capabilities and competencies and gives them the tools they need to be successful in their roles. Providing this important program to our ...


Expanded Family Birthing Centre offers more space and capacity to care for more moms and babies
Expanded Family Birthing Centre offers more space and
capacity to care for more moms and babies

The new Family Birthing Centre at St. Joseph's Health Centre is addressing the growing need for obstetrical care in Toronto’s West end with increased capacity to welcome 4,000 new babies into this world every year. This summer, St. Joseph's Health Centre ...

Posted: December 18, 2012|Obstetrics & Gynaecology|0 comments

Executive patient experience rounds put patients first
Executive patient experience rounds put patients first

Most people would agree that the last place they want to be is in the hospital. But unfortunately, there comes a point in everyone’s life when they need to be treated in hospital for health-related issues. Here at St. Joseph’s ...

Posted: November 23, 2012|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Enhancing interprofessional care for Diabetes Clinic patients
Enhancing interprofessional care for Diabetes
Clinic patients

  St. Joseph's Health Centre’s Diabetes Clinic team is using new strategies that are enhancing their interprofessional approach to care, which have improved wait times for clinic appointments, improved the patient care experience and increased staff satisfaction. Over the past two years, ...

Posted: October 30, 2012|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Working to reduce hospital acquired infections
Working to reduce hospital acquired infections

Reducing hospital acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and ventilator-associated pneumonia, to name a few, is a priority at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. With the arrival of Dr. Jennie Johnstone, the new Infection Control Officer and Dr. ...


Staff practice their response to emergencies and disasters
Staff practice their response to emergencies
and disasters

We all know that disaster can strike at any time. A raging fire in a nearby neighbourhood, a plane crash at an airport, or the threat of wide spread illness within the community can send a hospital into an emergency ...


Interprofessional education and  orientation in oncology clinic
Interprofessional education and orientation in
oncology clinic

Despite the advances occurring in medicine, being told that you have cancer would be devastating to anyone. One of the most important things that must be done is to ensure that cancer patients are well supported and that they receive ...

Posted: June 1, 2011|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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