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I am the patient experience
I am the patient experience

I Am the Patient Experience is a grassroots effort at The Scarborough Hospital that aims to shift the culture of care to become truly patient-focused. Michael Stern is a fighter. For two years he had been fighting prostate cancer until ...

Posted: November 9, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms
Researchers create “black box” for use in
operating rooms

The black box is only for laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgeries that insert video cameras in thin plastic tubes into small incisions in the body. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, ...


Enterovirus- D68: What you need to know
Enterovirus- D68: What you need to know

Enteroviruses cause a wide range of illness; most are associated with the common cold, but others are associated with lower respiratory tract, skin and mucous membrane, and central nervous system diseases. Enterovirus- D68 (EV-D68) is a previously rare enterovirus that can ...


Measuring the quality of client and family engagement
Measuring the quality of client and family engagement

Engaging clients and families in meaningful ways – like children’s advisory council’s review of the inpatient menu – is important to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital developed an innovative tool to measure the quality of our partnerships ...

Posted: November 5, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Flu vaccines and Ebola relief – do we have duties to get and to give?
Flu vaccines and Ebola relief – do we have duties
to get and to give?

Kevin Reel is one of Hospital News' ethics columnists. His column appears quarterly. Over 40 years ago, philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer published an article called "Famine affluence and morality". The piece argued that we ought to give, generously, to ...

Posted: November 4, 2014|Ethics|0 comments

First hospital in Canada with completely paperless medical record system
First hospital in Canada with completely paperless
medical record system

Ontario Shores physicians Dr. Ilan Fischler and Dr. Tam showcase the various features of the EMR to evaluator Pate Wise, VP, HIMSS. Advancing care for people with a mental illness is paramount for Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences ...


Education program enhances dementia care
Education program enhances dementia care

Before every shower, Jerry* would resist, kick, hit and yell. Staff at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) couldn’t understand why bathing caused him such anxiety. A dementia patient on the hospital’s mental-health unit, his methods of communicating discomfort were limited to ...

Posted: November 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Engaging heads, hearts and hands
Engaging heads, hearts and hands

Sue Denomy (right) is President and CEO at Bluewater Health. Would your employees recommend your hospital as a great place to work, learn and grow? Would they say that they trust your organization? Bluewater Health is the largest public sector employer ...

Posted: November 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Top 10 new and emerging health technologies: Are they game changers?
Top 10 new and emerging health technologies: Are they
game changers?

  The original research and successful world first application of ex vivo lung perfusion technology was led by Dr. Shaf Keshavjee and Marcelo Cypel at Toronto General Hospital. The ex-vivo system they developed first allowed surgeons an opportunity to assess ...


Drug infusion system enhances patient safety
Drug infusion system enhances patient safety

New drug infusion technology at McMaster Children’s Hospital means young patients like David receive the medication they need, in the most appropriate setting. Since he was seven months old, David Lingisi has made regular trips to the hospital – sometimes ...

Posted: October 30, 2014|Featured, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments