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Health services integration in a small Ontario community
Health services integration in a small Ontario community

Varouj Eskedjian In January 2013, I took on the role of President and CEO at Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS). While the transition into the CEO role has had its expected growing pains, the adjustment to the position has been ...

Posted: August 28, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence is paramount
Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence
is paramount

The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is establishing a “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table” to “better protect health care professionals on the job.” This announcement follows last year’s decision by the Ministry of Labour to ...

Posted: August 27, 2015|Legal Update, Uncategorized|0 comments

Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?
Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?

If there’s truth to the saying “Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, then a recent report of the first drop in Canada’s regulated nursing supply in almost two decades could be cause for alarm. According to the Ottawa-based Canadian Institute for Health Information ...


SickKids’ CALIPER Project fills gaps in paediatric reference intervals
SickKids’ CALIPER Project fills gaps in paediatric
reference intervals

The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) has selected SickKids’s CALIPER project to receive the 2015 Inaugural Award for Innovation in Laboratory Medicine. The CALIPER team and the principal investigator, Dr. Khosrow Adeli will be receiving this award for their ...

Posted: August 26, 2015|Pediatrics, Research|0 comments

Cuddler program promotes skin-to-skin for tiny patients
Cuddler program promotes skin-to-skin for tiny patients

A new mom and her twins who were part of the cuddler program. Take one look around the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre and you might notice something different. Amongst the gentle hum of activity ...

Posted: August 25, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Bariatric patients sharing lived experiences in Peer Support Program
Bariatric patients sharing lived experiences in Peer
Support Program

The Peer Support Working Group in the Bariatric Program at Humber River Hospital. When faced with a chronic illness such as morbid obesity, every bit of support helps patients get to a state of optimum health and wellness. This is ...

Posted: August 24, 2015|Surgery|1 comment

Expanding paediatric care in northeastern Ontario
Expanding paediatric care in northeastern Ontario

Dr. Sean Murray, Paediatrician and Medical Director of the North Eastern Ontario Health Centre for Kids (NEO Kids) What is the most common health care issue facing children in Northeastern Ontario? It’s not obesity, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autism, Attention Deficit ...

Posted: August 21, 2015|Pediatrics|0 comments

Building on a proud history of leading-edge paediatric care
Building on a proud history of leading-edge
paediatric care

MORE: Members of the Child Development Program in one of the treatment rooms at the clinic in Scarborough. As one of the first hospitals in Ontario to begin offering paediatric development assessments and neonatal follow-up care in the late 1980s, ...

Posted: August 19, 2015|Pediatrics|0 comments

Growing a baby-friendly Ontario
Growing a baby-friendly Ontario

Photo credit: Kevin Holm The mounting research evidence is clear. Among its many benefits, breastfeeding reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), certain cancers, obesity, respiratory disease and ear infections. In Ontario, the breastfeeding initiation rate is about 88 ...

Posted: August 18, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care
Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care

Denyse Henry (third from left) and the organizing committee for this year’s Canadian Ambulatory Care Association Conference. When we attend clinic appointments as part of our health care journey, or attend a loved one’s appointment as part of theirs, we ...

Posted: August 16, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments