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Researching patient safety at transition to home care
Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on patient safety at the transition of care. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the one ...

Posted: March 3, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|0 comments

Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

A lifetime in long-term care
A lifetime in long-term care

Ontario’s long-term care homes are seeing an increase in younger residents with disabilities and mental-health issues, and many question if it’s an appropriate environment. Like many 24-year-olds, Michael Wedemeyer loves music, and gets excited discussing heavy metal and rap. “I like ...

Posted: March 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Understanding generic drugs
Understanding generic drugs

Your hospital formulary likely includes a large number of generic drugs. Generics provide good value for money and can free up budget for newer drugs that are not yet available in generic form. But multiple generics can be confusing for ...

Posted: February 28, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Transforming the way we work together through integration
Transforming the way we work together through integration

Matthew Anderson is the President and CEO of William Osler Health System. As CEOs of the three largest health service providers in the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), we have always considered our organizations as true partners, aligning ...

Posted: February 27, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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 ...


Has your health care facility already experienced climate-related hazards?
Has your health care facility already experienced
climate-related hazards?

Many health care facilities across North America have already experienced extreme weather events (e.g. storms, floods, wildfires, extreme temperature events) that can create emergencies by damaging infrastructure, compromising access to critical resources (e.g. food and water) and have challenged the ...

Posted: February 26, 2015|Green Column, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

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 ...


Getting to work the smart way
Getting to work the smart way

Joceline Turner, Technical Specialist, Hamilton Health Sciences (second from left) and Rebekah Jackson-Gravely Advanced Rehabilitation Therapist, Hamilton Health Sciences (third from left) accept the Employer of the Year Award from Smart Commute on behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences.     As Hamilton’s ...

Posted: February 20, 2015|Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments