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The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at Interior Health
The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at
Interior Health

Jillian Willis and Robyn MacDonald help with paperwork on a medical unit. At facilities throughout Interior Health, young volunteers provide services to enhance the comfort of patients and residents. In Kelowna, for example, about 100 young volunteers, or Candy Stripers ...

Posted: April 24, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention
Workplace pensions aid in recruitment and retention

At a time when most experts are concerned that there will be a future retirement income crisis – given the fact that two thirds of Canadians lack any kind of pension coverage at work – jobs with pensions are highly ...


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, ...


Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors, not victims
Hospital workers: This tax season, be victors,
not victims

As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are looking for bigger deductions to lessen our tax burden. Considering that many hospital workers such as nurses ...


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 ...


This volunteer could be your next family doctor
This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...

Posted: April 14, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

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

Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch
Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch

The Ornge Operations Control Centre. Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario's highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner.  To do this effectively requires seamless coordination between staff in the dispatch centre, ...

Posted: April 11, 2015|Emergency Medicine, Research|0 comments

HOOPP posts strong return for 2014
HOOPP posts strong return for 2014

Jim Keohane is the CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest sector to retire from, if ...

Posted: April 10, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments