Post Tagged with: "Kristie Jones"
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...
Vaccines are safe: Time to communicate it
Being a parent is hard - probably the most difficult job those of us with children will ever have. Don’t get me wrong, it’s also one of the best jobs – but it doesn’t come easy. Should you formula or breast-feed? ...
Technology abounds – time to embrace it
Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as a computer, adjusting the temperature in your home while at work - the possibilities are endless. As ...
Health care transformation falling short
It’s hard to believe 2013 is coming to a close. With the ending of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the good, the bad and what we want to do better for next year. For Canada’s health care system ...
Through the eyes of a patient
A photo taken at the Patient Experience Forum in Toronto. I recently attended the patient experience summit in Toronto. Over two days speakers from across Canada shared case studies, experiences and different ways to focus on and enhance the patient ...
The stigma of mental illness
While researching for this column, I came across a story about two British supermarket chains selling Halloween costumes that make “insensitive references to mental health issues.” Insensitive is not the word I would use to describe the costumes in question ...
Refocusing Ornge and improving medical transport
Fifty-five - that is the number of patients Ornge transported on July 23rd. Six hundred and seventy-six is the longest trip flown in statute miles on that same day and 20,765 is the total number of miles flown that day. ...
Cancer death rate down in Canada but incidence of cancer
on the rise?
One would be hard pressed to find a person who has not been touched or affected in some way by cancer. We all know someone who has battled it in some form. Most of us have probably lost a loved ...
Canadian doctor on team who performed extensive full
In the most extensive full face transplant to date, the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland gave a new face to a 37-year-old man who had lost much ...
Camryn’s courage a reminder to register with OneMatch
I would like to introduce you to Camryn Hunter. I have never met her, but she has changed my life. It is my hope that after reading this, she will have changed yours as well. While I have never physically ...
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
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 […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →
A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of […]Read more →