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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 ...


The digital health revolution
The digital health revolution

Canadian hospitals are amongst the most crowded in the developed world. In fact, among member countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that at 93 per cent, hospital occupancy rates in Canada in 2009, the latest year for which ...


Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


Employee engagement an essential step towards better healthcare
Employee engagement an essential step towards
better healthcare

In every hospital, each manager believes they lead in a manner that engages employees.  No one goes to work thinking they want to manage poorly.  Yet, we all know a manager that acts in a way that makes us – ...


Making staff wellness a top priority
Making staff wellness a top priority

Dr. William Chen, a Barrie family physician and surgical assistant at RVH, makes time for a workout inbetween cases. Dr. William Chen is in between surgical cases so he grabs his pager and quickly leaves the operating room. Will he ...


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