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Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart
Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart

The 2014 Walk with Heart committee. Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. RVC is one of several CRSP sites, which includes locations throughout the ...

Posted: April 21, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

What is financial planning anyway?
What is financial planning anyway?

Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning.  The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between someone dressing up a product sale as a financial plan versus doing proper financial planning. In my view, ...


The future of healthcare and the role of medtech
The future of healthcare and the role of medtech

At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising costs of healthcare. Alternate funding models are being considered, including paying for outcomes, rather than paying for ...


Last chance to nominate your Nursing Hero!
Last chance to nominate your Nursing Hero!

COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do ...

Posted: April 13, 2015|Featured|1 comment

Volunteers helping push research forward
Volunteers helping push research forward

Concussion Research Centre volunteer, Tracy Fabri, and a research participant at the dual-task station in the Ontario Science Centre Concussion & You exhibit. Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility ...

Posted: April 9, 2015|Featured, Research|0 comments

Palliative care volunteers have profound impact on patients
Palliative care volunteers have profound impact
on patients

Beth Greenblatt (left) and Dinie Vanderwerf are volunteers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child.  How a hug could make almost any sadness or fear disappear.  At Southlake ...


Genetic testing of patients with blood clots: No brainer or no point?
Genetic testing of patients with blood clots: No brainer
or no point?

We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots if we injure ourselves so that we don’t lose too much blood. On the other hand, we ...

Posted: April 3, 2015|Evidence Matters, Featured|0 comments

Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil
Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil

Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous example remains the controversy surrounding the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism (link that has been repeatedly proven ...


Moving towards digital hospital records
Moving towards digital hospital records

Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure to adopt electronic medical records, the additional challenges associated with digitizing paper records can be overwhelming. How ...


Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home
Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home

A key role in supporting Fraser Health’s ‘Home is Best’ philosophy is the Home Health Surveillance Nurse who makes regular phone to calls to the Home Health Program’s senior clients. Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one ...


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