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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 ...


New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life Program at Sunnybrook
Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life
Program at Sunnybrook

Marilyn Reddick believes that creating a family-friendly work environment and an onsite community is integral to ensuring a high quality of life for staff at work and at home. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson Responding to life and death situations is ...


New online portal to HIV education resources
New online portal to HIV education resources

Dr. Silvia Guillemi, Director of the BC-CfE Clinical Education and Training Program, observes a patient at the IDC clinic as Dr. Kali Gartner, a R3 Family Practice resident, looks on. The Clinical Education and Training Program at the BC Centre ...


Health care providers join forces to save patient’s life
Health care providers join forces to save
patient’s life

Leila Rahafrouz and family thank the team that saved her life. Photo credit: James Bradford. If you ask Leila Rahafrouz to tell you her story, she’ll tell you her strongest memory is suffering from a bad bout of the flu. ...


The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of humanitarian aid
The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of
humanitarian aid

Tricia Newport on mission in Cameroon. In 1985, at the age of 10 years old, I saw my first picture of a malnourished child. It was a child from Ethiopia during the famine. The image shattered my reality, and made ...


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