Articles By: Stefanie Kreibe

Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience
Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience

Volunteer Leo Cornacchia explains the Medical Imaging registration process to patient Meredith Thompson. Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as in many departments and ...

Posted: August 27, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Electronic mental health record transforms care
Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...


Second MRI Offers Flexibility at Mackenzie Health
Second MRI Offers Flexibility at Mackenzie Health

MRI scans have become vital diagnostic tools for hospitals around the world. Without exposing patients to radiation, MRI scans can show more precise detail and differentiation between the soft tissues of the brain, muscles and heart than CT scans or X-rays. Demand ...

Posted: June 14, 2013|Diagnostic|0 comments

Welcoming Families to the ICU
Welcoming Families to the ICU

At Mackenzie Health, volunteers pride themselves on being professional, welcoming and supportive. Nowhere is that more evident than in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients and families can find comfort and reassurance with the help of volunteers who help ...

Posted: November 16, 2012|Patient Care|0 comments

Stepping toward recovery: Mental Health Day Hospital program
Stepping toward recovery: Mental Health Day
Hospital program

For months, Sharon had not been able to drive, take care of her home or continue her job as a teacher. Her anxiety had reached the point that made the thought of getting out of bed and facing another day ...

Posted: October 30, 2012|Mental Health, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

On the record: Technology improves patient care
On the record: Technology improves patient care

The opening of a new family doctor clinic. The purchase of the latest device for a hospital diagnostic imaging department. The recruitment of specialists who can provide particular treatment in the community for the first time. These are improvements to ...


York Central Hospital enhances services for high-risk pregnancies
York Central Hospital enhances services for
high-risk pregnancies

To enhance the care to patients with high-risk pregnancies, York Central Hospital, in Richmond Hill, Ontario recently enhanced its Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services. By consolidating these services in a beautiful, newly renovated clinic, patients experience a more calm, restful ...


Patient safety measure identifies potentially life threatening heart conditions in newborns
Patient safety measure identifies potentially life
threatening heart conditions in newborns

York Central Hospital is committed to patient safety. With its many routine tests and safety procedures, the hospital prides itself in providing the best and safest care possible to patients and families. Among the many safety measures that the hospital ...

Posted: November 1, 2009|Uncategorized|0 comments

New intensive care unit means better patient care
New intensive care unit means better patient care

York Central Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has moved up. literally. The hospital’s spacious new ICU is housed on the top floor of the hospital’s new Town of Richmond Hill Wing. The newly opened ICU currently offers 18 private patient ...

Posted: August 1, 2009|Uncategorized|0 comments

York Central finds success with HELP
York Central finds success with HELP

York Central Hospital is at the heart of a rapidly growing and changing community and one of the first hospitals in Canada to introduce an exciting new approach to care that is helping achieve better outcomes for hundreds of hospitalized ...

Posted: September 1, 2008|Uncategorized|0 comments

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