Articles By: Michelle Tadique
Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene
program supports safe care
Patient family advisors Diane McKenzie (left) and Alies Maybee are partnering with St. Joe's as members of the Hand Hygiene working group. In their volunteer role, they are helping to evaluate activities and outcomes related to our hand hygiene ...
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 ...
From the CEO's Desk
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Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →
The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the […]Read more →