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Emergency care: When the need for evidence is critical
Emergency care: When the need for evidence is critical

In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need for evidence to help guide important decisions. For a medical emergency, you head to the ER or ...

Posted: September 2, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Two registered nurses who don’t let obstacles stand in their way
Two registered nurses who don’t let obstacles stand in
their way

Lorrie Reynolds One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or over her ears at Pembroke Regional Hospital’s ER intensive care unit. The RN uses them ...

Posted: September 1, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Making the most of every drop: Using Canada’s blood supply wisely
Making the most of every drop: Using Canada’s blood
supply wisely

Dr. Graham Sher When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the best use to save lives. Canadian Blood Services manages the supply of blood and blood ...

Posted: August 31, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

An opioid crisis?
An opioid crisis?

One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids -- strong painkillers such as morphine, codeine and oxycodone ...


Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience
Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience

Volunteer Leo Cornacchia explains the Medical Imaging registration process to patient Meredith Thompson. Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as in many departments and ...

Posted: August 27, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Fundraising efforts embrace diversity
Fundraising efforts embrace diversity

The winning team (Southern Ontario Cricket Association) for the Scarborough World Cup of Cricket Tournament. Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting its second Scarborough World ...

Posted: August 26, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Why Bill 117 is needed
Why Bill 117 is needed

Rebecca Durcan The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which would significantly impact pharmacies in hospital settings, is one of them. Bill 117 – the ...

Posted: August 24, 2014|Health Care Policy|0 comments

Spine Centre helps patients get back in action
Spine Centre helps patients get back in action

Anna Lee, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist works with a patient in the Spince Centre. There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. The Spine Centre is ...


Why do donors support your hospital? It’s all about Give and Tell.
Why do donors support your hospital? It’s all about
Give and Tell.

“Give and Tell” cards are about the size of two business cards. They fit neatly into the palm of your hand. Front-line staff use them to engage someone who has a story to tell. Mark is there for the birth ...

Posted: August 22, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Sixty years of volunteer work
Sixty years of volunteer work

The present day Hôpital Montfort Volunteers Association. The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, founded the Women’s Auxiliary Committee of the Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort Hospital. Every year, ...

Posted: August 21, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments