Articles By: Sarah Quadri Magnotta
Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber
Humber River Hospital developed a specialized program for HRH leaders, ensuring patient safety has a uniform and standardized approach across the Hospital. The program achieved a 100 per cent completion rate by the 75 HRH leaders who participated. At Toronto’s ...
Humber River Physiotherapist honoured with U of T
Andrew Lockwood (left), Humber River Physiotherapist, was honoured for his excellence in teaching with a 2012 University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy Recognition Award for Clinical Instruction. Lockwood was nominated by Kirstie Gillanders (right), U of T Physical ...
Remembering Norma Stenhouse: 51 years of
Norma Stenhouse was the ‘Grand Lady’ of Toronto’s Humber River Hospital (HRH). Often referred to as noble and elegant, she had an unwavering commitment to her hospital and an unselfish art for giving. But as the longest serving volunteer in the Hospital’s ...
A continuity of care approach to chemical dependency
Tough love is a piece of cake for Ian Gallacher – these days; But not because of his forte for flambé or his one-of-a-kind crème brûlée. “I am the luckiest person in the world because of the staff, physicians and volunteers in ...
Child Life Program caring for community
Nurse Noble is working hard; caring for his classmates in Mrs. Benn’s kindergarten class at Pelmo Park Public School. As he finishes his last patient assessment, Noble removes his mask and his striped lab coat; reaches for his backpack and ...
Humber River dialysis: Giving to Guyana
Lenny Fernandez is making a difference in the lives of dialysis patients near and far. In addition to helping patients at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), the HRRH dialysis technologist has been volunteering in Guyana for the last several ...
Ode to Robert Ogilvie: Thank you for 41 years of
He’s a surgeon with a song. And he hasn’t missed a beat in over 41 years; always singing, smiling and whistling while delivering extraordinary care and compassion to patients at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH). Dr. Robert Ogilvie is an Ear, ...
Breaking ground on North America’s first fully
Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) is breaking ground on a new approach to patient-centred care; empowering patients and using state-of-the-art technology to enhance the care delivery process. “Building a new acute care hospital, focused on patient-centred care and efficiency, will ...
Making people a priority in preparing for the future
A culture of coaching and a commitment to organizational development is creating positive results at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH). For the last several months, the Hospital’s Leadership and Organizational Development Team has been working toward creating a human capital ...
Humber River Foundation welcomes Margaret Trudeau:
Working together in support of mental health
Margaret Trudeau is on a mission; to change the face of mental illness and to erase the stigmas associated with it. Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) shares the same goal. At the beginning of November, Trudeau and the HRRH Foundation ...
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 →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →