Editor’s Note

Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence on 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 ...


Accredited online education on immunization offered to health care providers
Accredited online education on immunization offered to
health care providers

Ontario has launched four online learning courses to help health care providers respond to patients’ questions about immunization and Ontario’s expanded publicly funded immunization schedule. “Earlier this year, we added more free immunizations to protect babies and children from serious infectious ...


Hospital News celebrates 25 years
Hospital News celebrates 25 years

A 25th birthday is a big deal – reaching the quarter century milestone is a notable accomplishment, especially in the world of print. From one publishing visionary by the name of Bill Francis, then President of Auto Mart Limited, Hospital ...

Posted: January 5, 2012|Editor's Note|1 comment

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