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Fighting diabetes with interdisciplinary education
Fighting diabetes with interdisciplinary education

The Diabetes Clinic team at Hôpital Montfort. It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories their team has witnessed in the last few years. Members ...

Posted: July 5, 2015|Diseases|0 comments

Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance patient care
Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance
patient care

Dr. Andrea MacDougall (left), Interventional Cardiologist, Medical Program Director Cardiovascular and Stroke and Chief of Cardiology, along with Marnie Javis, Registered Nurse, show the new equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Northwestern Ontario ...

Posted: July 4, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Hospital succession planning requires physicians to develop late career transition plans
Hospital succession planning requires physicians to
develop late career transition plans

In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. Many hospitals interpreted this to mean that they could no longer require physicians, based on age, to ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Legal Update|0 comments

Healing Hearts, easing minds
Healing Hearts, easing minds

Trillium Health Partners’ Healing Hearts Volunteer Dave Butler puts a patient at ease. Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with chest pain can reveal ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses
Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case ...

Posted: June 30, 2015|Ethics|0 comments

Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers
Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic
foot ulcers

Pain in the female foot The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the most ...

Posted: June 29, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Solving the mysteries of heart surgery
Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

Dr. Subodh Verma is linking experts around the globe to CARDIOLINK – a collection of researchers working to advance cardiovascular surgery research. (Katie Cooper, Medical Media) St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of ...

Posted: June 28, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

Aging and brain health innovation investment a game changer for seniors’ health care sector
Aging and brain health innovation investment a game
changer for seniors’ health care sector

Dr. William Reichman is President and CEO, Baycrest Health Sciences. For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm our hospitals and long-term care homes in ...

Posted: June 26, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Understanding asthma
Understanding asthma

"The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me.  It's kind of an invisible illness. You don't always want to say 'I am not feeling well, I have asthma' because there is still a stigma.  ...


How do Ontarians experience integrated care compared to other provinces and countries?
How do Ontarians experience integrated care compared to
other provinces and countries?

Many of the greatest risks to quality take place as patients move through different parts of the health system – across care settings and various health care professionals. During these ‘hand-offs’, patients are arguably at their most vulnerable and need ...

Posted: June 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments