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Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird. Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing primary healthcare to isolated communities in northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In 1980, ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Shelley Wettlaufer
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee
Shelley Wettlaufer

Shelley Wettlaufer. Shelley Wettlaufer - Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre I would like to nominate my nurse, and my colleague Shelley Wettlaufer whom I known for the last few months only. It is with great pleasure to nominate Shelley as ...


Hospital News salutes  Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall

Yvonne Ramlall. Yvonne Ramlall, RPN, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Whether in real life or not, a hero is someone people look up to for courage and inspiration. And yet, the fast-changing landscape of the Canadian healthcare dictates that our system needs ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee Patty Henderson
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee
Patty Henderson

Patty Henderson Patty Henderson, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Markham Stouffville Hospital The world has changed very much since the days when Florence Nightingale was a leader – but some nurses who accepted the challenge to follow in her footsteps ...


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 ...


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