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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Becomes First 3RCertified Hospital
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Becomes First
3RCertified Hospital

Amy Zoumboulis, Housekeeping Supervisor (left) and Carrie Sophonow, Manager, Housekeeping, proudly display the 3RCertified Award CKHA received from the Recycling Council of Ontario. Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) continued excellence in environmental initiatives were recognized with a Gold Level certification from ...

Posted: February 15, 2015|Facilities Management and Design|0 comments

Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and long-term cost savings
Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and
long-term cost savings

The architectural rendering is of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and credit would go to: Affinity Partnerships, ZGF Architects LLP and CEI Architecture. The new Teck Acute Care Centre in Vancouver will be a leading example of how sustainability ...


Conquering C. difficile
Conquering C. difficile

RVHS infection control practitioners Bryan Morales (left) and Michael Paetzold with the decontamination tool used during a recent C. difficile outbreak. New and old infection control techniques work together to conquer C. difficile Ongoing staff education and new technology bring outbreak ...


Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene program supports safe care
Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene
program supports safe care

Patient family advisors Diane McKenzie (left) and Alies Maybee are partnering with St. Joe's as members of the Hand Hygiene working group. In their volunteer role, they are helping to evaluate activities and outcomes related to our hand hygiene ...

Posted: February 12, 2015|Featured, Infection Control, Patient Care|1 comment

Increasing your facility’s water efficiency
Increasing your facility’s water efficiency

One of the key emerging environmental issues for Canadian communities is how to conserve, protect, and make efficient use of their water resources. Historically, water conservation has been an area where Canadians have lagged behind much of the world. Canada ...


Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital
Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital

Paul Butler, Refrigeration Mechanic with Markham Stouffville Hospital is reviewing the operation of the chiller plant at the Markham District Energy Bur Oak Centre with Bruce Brown, Chief Operating Engineer with Markham District Energy. Despite the promising trend of increased ...


HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological innovation in patient care settings
HealthCareCAN’s new database features technological
innovation in patient care settings

If necessity is the mother of invention, patient care organizations are fertile grounds for the development of innovative technologies.  Since 2012, over 6,000 news stories from the top five per cent of the most frequently read print media sources in Canada featured ...


London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role as Ebola treatment hospital
London Health Sciences Centre is prepared for its role
as Ebola treatment hospital

At London Health Sciences Centre, EVD education for key staff and physicians includes applied training such as PPE donning and doffing using the buddy system and mock exercises in a simulated patient room. London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been ...


Fully digital management system improves journey for oncology patients
Fully digital management system improves journey for
oncology patients

Humber River Hospital and MEDITECH Oncology Management project team members Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) Outpatient Oncology Treatment Clinic is the first MEDITECH 6.x client globally to launch, test and adapt their new Oncology Management software. This integrated electronic solution enhances ...

Posted: February 5, 2015|Innovation and Technology, Oncology|0 comments

Southlake receives international acclaim
Southlake receives international acclaim

These sophisticated Telectronic boards have contributed to improved flow and a reduction of up to 18 per cent in wait times in Southlake's emergency department. Selected as 2014 winner of McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award for clinical excellence through use of ...

Posted: February 4, 2015|Featured, Innovation and Technology|0 comments