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New genetic test predicts risk of prostate cancer returning
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
cancer returning

(from left:) Dr. Paul Boutros, Emilie Lalonde and Dr. Rob Bristow. A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment and identifies patients who would benefit ...

Posted: December 20, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients
Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network, has been pursuing organization-wide and industry-based accreditation to focus on best practises.  But as one of the largest ...

Posted: December 17, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

A band of women with a special bond
A band of women with a special bond

At St. Joseph's Hospital in London, the patient experience has been greatly enhanced by the Circle of Sharing, a support group for women by women who have had or are considering breast reconstruction post mastectomy. Four patients were founding ...

Posted: December 14, 2014|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to health care
SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to
health care

Michael Brudno on the left, and Carl Virtanen on the right. Photo credit: Robert Teteruck, The Hospital for Sick Children More and more, the fields of biology and genomics are becoming big data sciences. Today research discovery and innovation are ...

Posted: December 12, 2014|Featured, Innovation and Technology|0 comments

New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s health program
New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s
health program

Stacy Dusik, clinical practice manager with the new da Vinci. A brand new multi-million dollar da Vinci® Surgical Assisting Robot was delivered to Windsor Regional Hospital on July 8, 2014 after five years of careful planning and much campaigning. Part of ...


Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients
Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

As one of the largest and most complex emergency pre-hospital care providers in North America, undertaking accreditation was a daunting task that relied heavily on staff participation. For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the ...


Helping hands needed in a world without touch: Responding to Ebola
Helping hands needed in a world without touch:
Responding to Ebola

Gloves and boots drying after being washed and disinfected. Canadian Red Cross recruiting delegates to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa   The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history and has resulted in more than ...

Posted: December 1, 2014|Featured, Infection Control, Public Health|0 comments

Ebola: Is Canada prepared?
Ebola: Is Canada prepared?

As of November 20th 15,145 people are believed to have been infected with Ebola, resulting in 5420 deaths. Since March of 2014 an epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been spreading in West Africa. This is the largest EVD ...


New portal enhances patient safety
New portal enhances patient safety

Marie Jane Lopez Torres, R.N. navigates the Patient Safety Portal with hands-on training from Andrew Pigou and Shadan Fallahi. One of the main barriers to enhancing patient safety is the failure to learn from safety incidents. Baycrest Health Sciences has ...


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