Articles By: Stefanie Kreibe
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Stepping toward recovery: Mental Health Day
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Innovation and Technology
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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 →
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 →