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Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


Providing care during a renovation project
Providing care during a renovation project

Yves Crehore (left) and Suman Bahl review construction drawings in one of the areas currently under renovation at Markham Stouffville Hospital. The close relationship between the construction and the inflection control teams is critical in a project of this ...


Saving energy in hospitals – It’s not what you think
Saving energy in hospitals – It’s not what you think

Grand River Hospital in Kitchener Waterloo has achieved $470,000 in savings across their two sites since their program began in 2012. Improving energy efficiency conjures up thoughts of new technology, capital expenditures and lengthy returns on investment. Greening Health Care ...


Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and diagnostics at Humber River
Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and
diagnostics at Humber River

At the new Breast Health Centre, Humber River will have two fully digital mammography units with a Sensory Suite environment where patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with ...


Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and long-term cost savings
Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and
long-term cost savings

The architectural rendering is of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and credit would go to: Affinity Partnerships, ZGF Architects LLP and CEI Architecture. The new Teck Acute Care Centre in Vancouver will be a leading example of how sustainability ...


Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene program supports safe care
Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene
program supports safe care

Patient family advisors Diane McKenzie (left) and Alies Maybee are partnering with St. Joe's as members of the Hand Hygiene working group. In their volunteer role, they are helping to evaluate activities and outcomes related to our hand hygiene ...

Posted: February 12, 2015|Featured, Infection Control, Patient Care|1 comment

Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital
Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital

Paul Butler, Refrigeration Mechanic with Markham Stouffville Hospital is reviewing the operation of the chiller plant at the Markham District Energy Bur Oak Centre with Bruce Brown, Chief Operating Engineer with Markham District Energy. Despite the promising trend of increased ...


London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role as Ebola treatment hospital
London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role
as Ebola treatment hospital

At London Health Sciences Centre, EVD education for key staff and physicians includes applied training such as PPE donning and doffing using the buddy system and mock exercises in a simulated patient room. London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been ...


Southlake receives international acclaim
Southlake receives international acclaim

These sophisticated Telectronic boards have contributed to improved flow and a reduction of up to 18 per cent in wait times in Southlake's emergency department. Selected as 2014 winner of McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award for clinical excellence through use of ...

Posted: February 4, 2015|Featured, Innovation and Technology|0 comments

McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds
McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds

Aisak Sapsford in one of the spaces being transformed into a rooftop playground at McMaster Children’s Hospital. What used to be unused outdoor space on the third floor of McMaster Children’s Hospital, a site of Hamilton Health Sciences, is in ...


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