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Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird. Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing primary healthcare to isolated communities in northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In 1980, ...


Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes
Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes

In honour of National Nursing Week, Hospital News will be posting nominations from our 2015 Nursing Hero Contest to celebrate the accomplishments of nurses. Kathy Zajac is a nurse at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who was nominated as a nursing ...

Posted: May 13, 2015|Featured|0 comments

Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


Hospital News congratulates Nursing Hero Contest Winners
Hospital News congratulates Nursing Hero Contest Winners

Larisa Barbour. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson 1st Place Winner – Larisa Barbour, RN, Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Larisa Barbour is the definition of a Nursing Hero. She consistently provides the highest level of compassionate, person focused care and inspires ...

Posted: May 6, 2015|Featured|0 comments

Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status
Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status

Mary Agnes Beduz announcing Mount Sinai's Magnet recognition. On the morning of January 14, 2015, Mount Sinai staff from across the organization crowded into the auditorium to learn and celebrate some thrilling news: Mount Sinai was the first hospital in ...


The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme Court ruling
The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme
Court ruling

For the first time in his life, Dr. Donald Low was wrong.  The renowned Toronto Microbiologist who passed away from a brain tumour in 2013, thought physician assisted dying would take years to become legal in Canada.  He shared that ...


A lifetime commitment to caring
A lifetime commitment to caring

Humber River Volunteer, Erane Bocking (centre) celebrates with team members in the HRH Emergency Department after winning the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for almost 50 years of service at the hospital. Erane Bocking is caring with extraordinary kindness at ...

Posted: April 29, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at Interior Health
The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at
Interior Health

Jillian Willis and Robyn MacDonald help with paperwork on a medical unit. At facilities throughout Interior Health, young volunteers provide services to enhance the comfort of patients and residents. In Kelowna, for example, about 100 young volunteers, or Candy Stripers ...

Posted: April 24, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

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