Don’t let new health technologies catch you off guard
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it can be difficult to keep on top of all the new developments. We learn about new and ...
Helping kids reach their fullest potential
President and CEO Julia Hanigsberg and Jillian, a client of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo credit: William Suarez Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. ...
We have built a sickness care system rather than a
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating class at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, distinguished guests, soon-to-be MDs and their deeply ...
Hospital succession planning requires physicians to
develop late career transition plans
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. Many hospitals interpreted this to mean that they could no longer require physicians, based on age, to ...
Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses
Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case ...
Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic
Pain in the female foot The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the most ...
Aging and brain health innovation investment a game
changer for seniors’ health care sector
Dr. William Reichman is President and CEO, Baycrest Health Sciences. For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm our hospitals and long-term care homes in ...
Recommendations to retain and recruit nurses in rural,
remote and northern communities
David McNeil, VP Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive at Health Sciences North (left), and Louise Paquette, CEO of the North East LHIN, co-chaired RNAO’s task force that released recommendations for Coming Together, Moving Forward: Building the Next Chapter ...
Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A
Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a serious health problem for many patients. For those with reduced mobility or sensation — such as patients who spend long periods of time in a bed or wheelchair — the risk of developing pressure ...
Planning for our healthy future
All of us in the health care sector work hard every day to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the patients and families we serve. At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), this mission of service and caring is our ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
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 →