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All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
hygiene improvement

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), grassroots hand hygiene improvement initiatives in partnership with infection control practitioners have been successful in increasing compliance rates and staff engagement Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care ...


Doctors reconnect with lost boy
Doctors reconnect with lost boy

Dr. Howard Ovens on the climb. Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making their way up Africa’s tallest mountain, the group, which included Mount ...


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 ...


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