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The safe use of wireless devices in hospitals
The safe use of wireless devices in hospitals

As wireless device use becomes an integral part of our daily lives, we are asking for fewer restrictions on their use in hospitals. Devices such as smart phones and tablets provide many potential benefits in this environment. Patients can use ...

Posted: July 1, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Changing the perception of mental healthcare
Changing the perception of mental healthcare

Earlier this year, I stood on the front of a large piece of heavy construction machinery with the Providence Care Board Chair as we marked the groundbreaking of our new hospital redevelopment project.  It was an exciting moment – we ...

Posted: June 27, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...

Posted: June 24, 2014|Editor's Note, Uncategorized|0 comments

Start the conversation because moments matter
Start the conversation because moments matter

For kids escaping school routine, the summer offers endless possibilities of things to do, people to see and places to go. For children with life-limiting illness, the expectations of that same day are no less exciting, but they’re different. Emily’s House ...

Posted: June 20, 2014|Patient Care, Pediatrics, Travel|0 comments

Options for hip replacement: Evidence from CADTH’s Rapid Response Service
Options for hip replacement: Evidence from CADTH’s
Rapid Response Service

In 2009-2010 in Canada, 13,068 patients underwent hip replacement. Canada’s health technology assessment (HTA) organizations provide Canadians with independent, evidence-based information on drugs and other health technologies. HTA allows decision-makers to balance the potential benefits of new drugs, devices, or ...

Posted: June 2, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Inspired lives
Inspired lives

A diagnosis of cancer istraumatic for individuals andtheir families. Imagine ascenario in which both parentsget crushing news they willface the fight of their lives, atthe same time. The Ryalls livewith this reality, and have found inspiration in their children. Francis ...

Posted: May 31, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Individual commitment to a group effort
Individual commitment to a group effort

Karim Mamdani The time before and after we enter into a new fiscal year is, traditionally, a very hectic time for everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and, likely, for everyone working in acute and ...

Posted: May 30, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Supporting the quest to live fully
Supporting the quest to live fully

Contending with severe allergies and asthma for decades now, Pat Schmidt is a regular at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, visiting outpatient clinics as often as every two weeks.  Here, she receives specialized care to control her symptoms, but, if ...

Posted: May 4, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Tips on conducting a workplace investigation
Tips on conducting a workplace investigation

Stephanie Young, BLG. Workplace investigations are often necessary when resolving workplace disputes or employees’ complaints.  An investigation that is timely, thorough and properly conducted can help employers get to the bottom of a dispute, address employee morale issues, and mitigate ...

Posted: May 3, 2014|Legal Update|0 comments

Canadians need more healthcare and less politics
Canadians need more healthcare and less politics

It’s the end of an era. The 2004 Canadian Health Accord has expired and along with it we say goodbye to the Health Council of Canada – which was established as an oversight body, to assess and share progress (or lack ...

Posted: May 1, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

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