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An opioid crisis?
An opioid crisis?

One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids -- strong painkillers such as morphine, codeine and oxycodone ...


Fundraising efforts embrace diversity
Fundraising efforts embrace diversity

The winning team (Southern Ontario Cricket Association) for the Scarborough World Cup of Cricket Tournament. Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting its second Scarborough World ...

Posted: August 26, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Spine Centre helps patients get back in action
Spine Centre helps patients get back in action

Anna Lee, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist works with a patient in the Spince Centre. There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. The Spine Centre is ...


Sixty years of volunteer work
Sixty years of volunteer work

The present day Hôpital Montfort Volunteers Association. The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, founded the Women’s Auxiliary Committee of the Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort Hospital. Every year, ...

Posted: August 21, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
hygiene improvement

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), grassroots hand hygiene improvement initiatives in partnership with infection control practitioners have been successful in increasing compliance rates and staff engagement Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care ...


Sometimes it IS brain surgery
Sometimes it IS brain surgery

Dr. Mark Matishak as he performs a left frontal craniotomy to remove a tumour. Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in medical school, my ...

Posted: August 15, 2014|Featured, Neurology, Surgery|0 comments

Volunteers are taking care of business
Volunteers are taking care of business

Wayne Hubbard, past-president of the RVH Auxiliary, chats with volunteer Craig Bemrose. Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care - one cup of java at ...

Posted: August 13, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top
Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top

R.E.A.C.H. program students Noah Marks, Aidan Crump, Shannie Hansa and Chelsea Leger-Watt. “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. She smiles a lot the day ...

Posted: August 9, 2014|Addictions and Drugs, Featured|0 comments

Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?
Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?

Teddy Xidos, centre, was the popular 'nerd' caddy for this foursome of golfers from Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital, Joanna Fernandez, Jackie Yigitoz, Julia Dumanian and Rosemary Holm. When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who's Your ...

Posted: August 3, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

The war against superbugs
The war against superbugs

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 the site of surgery, but she develops pneumonia one week after the surgery.  The bacteria causing this ...


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