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Getting the Facts on Genetic Testing
Getting the Facts on Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie’s recent editorial in the New York Times resulted in a whirlwind of discussion.  Her announcement to decide to undergo a double mastectomy was based on genetic testing that revealed she carried a “faulty” BRCA1 gene that significantly increases ...

Posted: June 11, 2013|Columns, Editor's Note|0 comments

Time to applaud our nurses
Time to applaud our nurses

In the wake of the Academy Awards, Hospital News is pleased to once again focus on the stars and outstanding performances of the year in the world of nursing. Unlike Hollywood, there is no Academy selecting the nominees but it is ...

Posted: March 6, 2013|Editor's Note|0 comments

Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport in Ontario
Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport
in Ontario

Fifty-five - that is the number of patients Ornge transported on July 23rd. Six hundred and seventy-six is the longest trip flown in statute miles on that same day and 20,765 is the total number of miles flown that day. ...

Posted: July 31, 2012|Editor's Note|1 comment

Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer on the rise?
Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer
on the rise?

One would be hard pressed to find a person who has not been touched or affected in some way by cancer. We all know someone who has battled it in some form. Most of us have probably lost a loved ...

Posted: June 4, 2012|Editor's Note, Oncology|0 comments

Camryn’s courage a reminder to register with OneMatch
Camryn’s courage a reminder to register with OneMatch

I would like to introduce you to Camryn Hunter. I have never met her, but she has changed my life. It is my hope that after reading this, she will have changed yours as well. While I have never physically ...


Hospital News is looking for Nursing Heroes
Hospital News is looking for Nursing Heroes

It’s that time of year again. Time to honour the hardwork and dedication of Canadian nurses. Hospital News is currently soliciting nominations for our 7th annual National Nursing Week competition. Patients, colleagues, managers – anyone who has been affected or touched ...


Hospitals need to get back to basics
Hospitals need to get back to basics

After much thought and consideration I have decided to do it - I am going to use my column this month to address the elephant in the room – CBC’s Marketplace Investigation on the cleanliness of hospitals. For those of you ...

Posted: April 4, 2012|Editor's Note|0 comments

Know a nursing hero? Hospital News wants to hear about your special nurse
Know a nursing hero? Hospital News wants to hear about
your special nurse

It’s that time of year again. Time to honour the hardwork and dedication of Canadian nurses. Hospital News is currently soliciting nominations for our 7th annual National Nursing Week competition. Patients, colleagues, managers – anyone who has been affected or touched ...

Posted: March 12, 2012|Editor's Note, Featured|0 comments

Technology improves patient care and efficiency
Technology improves patient care and efficiency

For the last several Februarys, Hospital News has focused on facilities management and design, health technology and greening health care. And every year the number of submissions increases substantially, with this year being the highest thus far. And every February ...


Stop talking, start doing: The pursuit of wellness while you work
Stop talking, start doing: The pursuit of wellness while
you work

Happiness is a skill. One day. Twenty-four hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. How much time do you dedicate to your own happiness in one day? For Velta Vikmanis, at least 30 minutes.  Vikmanis, Coordinator, Nursing Transitions and Commitment, University Health Network (UHN), wears many hats while ...


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