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Patient and family advisors use own experiences to
enhance mental healthcare
Margret Hajdinjak has been a Patient and Family Advisor at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre since 2009, working to help improve the experience of patients with mental health issues. In 2005, Margret Hajdinjak’s son (Steven Hajdinjak) took his own ...
New report calls for expanding evidence-based treatment
for opioid dependence
Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, lead author of the report, health economist at the BC-CfE and associate professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Access to heroin and opioid medical treatment should be expanded to reduce the harms associated with addiction, ...
Holland Bloorview’s groundbreaking research in
Dr. Michelle Keightley going through physical tests with Sean Killin, who suffered his first concussion at 12 years old. Sixteen-year-old Sean Killin remembers his first concussion, sort of. He was chasing a hockey puck when two opposing players body checked ...
One hospital’s redevelopment journey
Rosie Jacuzzi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Misericordia Health Centre and the Winnipeg Health Region’s Rehabilitation & Geriatrics and Spiritual Care lead. Anyone following the news knows many hospitals across the country are in varying stages of ...
This is the future of healthcare
The new Women's College Hospital. On first glance, it might seem like Women’s College Hospital’s (WCH) new building is missing one or two things. You’ll definitely find state-of-the-art operating rooms, specialized treatment areas designed around coordinated care, and unique programs that ...
Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home
At home treatments for IVIG would be easier for patient Deborah Farquhar, who travels an hour each way from Richmond Hill to Toronto General Hospital for her monthly appointment. Deborah Farquhar doesn’t always look forward to her monthly visits to ...
Online interactive story aims to help children
Interactive online story – Monarch’s Mission is designed to help children understand emotions. When it comes to mental health, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is breaking the barriers in an unconventional way. This September marked the 11th anniversary of World ...
High performance computing advances neuroscience research
Each filled circle represents a brain region. At the moment in time represented by this particular graph, if two brain regions have similar activity, a line is drawn between them. In this plot we can see two clusters of ...
Why share my darkness? The face of mental healthcare
Brett Batten is sharing his journey in hopes that is decreases the stigma associated with mental illness. I started thinking about all the labels I have had; insane, criminal, crazy, mentally ill, manic depressive, I could name a few more. Labels ...
The stigma of mental illness
While researching for this column, I came across a story about two British supermarket chains selling Halloween costumes that make “insensitive references to mental health issues.” Insensitive is not the word I would use to describe the costumes in question ...
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Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →