Articles By: Michelle Tadique
Community support is helping to create more
Patient Care Manager Penny Byers, showcases artwork donated by Marilyn Lightstone. Several patient and family lounges at St. Joe's will be renovated and will feature Lightstone's work, including one on the surgical unit Byers oversees. When the Just for Kids ...
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...
Initiative aims to improve care for frail
Dr. David Tal (centre) and Occupational Therapist Neelam Bal (right) meet with patient Diane as part of the First Three Days initiative. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in ...
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Enhancing interprofessional care for Diabetes
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, ...
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →