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Osler’s journey toward service excellence
Osler’s journey toward service excellence

Matthew Anderson Like every other hospital across the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) is continuously striving to make life better for patients and their families. With thousands of patients walking through our doors each and every day, we are ...

Posted: March 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

A preventable death
A preventable death

Tanya Barnett became a member of Patients for Patient Safety Canada after the preventable death of her daughter Jessica. Nine months before Jessica Barnett died at 17, her neurologist dismissed her fainting spells and seizure-like episodes as psychological. "There's nothing ...

Posted: February 28, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!
Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!

Nominate A Nursing Hero! Hospital News' 9th Annual Nursing Hero Awards. Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do ...

Posted: February 27, 2014|Featured, Nursing Pulse|1 comment

Technology abounds – time to embrace it
Technology abounds – time to embrace it

Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as a computer, adjusting the temperature in your home while at work - the possibilities are endless. As ...

Posted: February 25, 2014|Editor's Note|0 comments

Accessibility Act in hospitals
Accessibility Act in hospitals

Melanie Warner. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) came into force on June 13, 2005.  The purpose of this legislation is to develop, implement and enforce accessibility standards for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, ...

Posted: February 15, 2014|Legal Update|0 comments

Leaving the hospital against medical advice
Leaving the hospital against medical advice

Each year, thousands of patients leave Canadian hospitals against the advice of their care team. Many of these patients will be readmitted within a month. Many more visit the emergency department (ER) within a week of discharging themselves from the ...

Posted: February 13, 2014|Data Pulse|0 comments

New treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis
New treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system and causes symptoms like numbness, difficulty walking, blurred vision, fatigue, memory problems, and more. Canada has the fifth highest worldwide prevalence of MS, affecting ...

Posted: February 10, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Protecting nurses from back injury
Protecting nurses from back injury

Although research points to a need for better policies to protect nurses from back injury, the onus is often on RNs to watch their everyday movements and motions that may lead to long-term pain. Janet Klok’s experience with back injury ...

Posted: February 6, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Delivering the future – Bruyère is there
Delivering the future – Bruyère is there

Bernie Blais is President and CEO, Bruyère Continuing Care. As the CEO of one of Canada’s largest health care organizations of its kind, the opportunity to lead Bruyère Continuing Care and make a difference in the lives of our aging ...

Posted: February 3, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Healthy physicians equals healthy patients
Healthy physicians equals healthy patients

Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti is the President, Canadian Medical Association. The tragic death of a medical resident just before the start of the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Calgary provided a powerful reminder of why the Canadian Medical ...


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