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 ...
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →