Professional Development & Education
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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,
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
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
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 ...
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →