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Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home
Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home

Sara Hampel (centre), seen here with Telemedicine Nurse, Karen McPhail (left) and Director of Supportive Care and Cancer Care, Dr. Scott Sellick (right). When a migraine brought Sara Hampel to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) earlier this year, ...


Saving lives and alleviating suffering with Médecins Sans Frontières
Saving lives and alleviating suffering with Médecins
Sans Frontières

Dr. Raghu Venugopal examines a baby while working with MSF in the Central African Republic. The devastating  typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Decades-long war in the Congo.  Southeast Asia’s disastrous Tsunami. Kenya’s vast refugee camps. Haiti’s cholera epidemic. HIV and ...


‘Respect’ training helps to raise awareness on code of conduct, bullying, and workplace violence
‘Respect’ training helps to raise awareness on code
of conduct, bullying, and workplace violence

A new hospital-wide training program is helping to educate staff, physicians and volunteers at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) on how to recognize the signs of bullying and workplace violence. The Respect in the Workplace/Bullying Awareness training, led by Rouge Valley’s ...


Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand hygiene compliance as part of ‘Stop Infections Now Collaborative’
Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand
hygiene compliance as part of ‘Stop Infections
Now Collaborative’

A year and a half ago, Grey Bruce Health Service’s Markdale hospital experienced their third outbreak of the hospital- associated superbug known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Staff at the small 14 bed site were frustrated and recognized that the ...


Improving patient safety through professional development
Improving patient safety through professional development

“Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.” This quote from an unknown author can often be heard during graduations and commencement ceremonies. It serves a as reminder to those wearing the caps and gowns and who are ...


The Summit for Sinai Adventure: Dig deep, find courage, raise money
The Summit for Sinai Adventure: Dig deep, find courage,
raise money

An innovative new fundraising event was launched this year by Mount Sinai Hospital’s Foundation called Summit for Sinai. The adventure ― led by passionate Mount Sinai supporter David Cynamon ― took place for 13 climbers and two emergency room physicians ...


Creativity and innovation in fundraising
Creativity and innovation in fundraising

Whether it’s jumping into frigid Lake Ontario on January 1, playing cards with a world poker champion, or racing down the street pushing hospital beds in full costume, the people who support Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) are all about ...


Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy
Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators
in Endoscopy

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was one of the first national specialty societies in Canada to define wait time benchmarks, monitor wait times and evaluate human resources, with an aim to improve access to timely, high-quality digestive healthcare for ...


Mental health and training
Mental health and training

A study released in January, 2010 examined stress levels at four Ottawa hospitals. It suggested that stress is associated with poor physical and mental health, conflict between family life and work, and declining relationships between people at work and at ...


Culturally relevant mental health treatment
Culturally relevant mental health treatment

Countering the stigma of mental illness, especially in certain communities, has been an ongoing mission of the Mental Health Services Department of The Scarborough Hospital. One of those communities – a large Chinese population located around the Birchmount campus of TSH ...


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