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Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be
Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be

Jeanne and one of her young students, Ashton. It’s a Saturday morning at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and volunteer Jeanne Frolick is waiting to welcome a new group of youngsters to a quiet room on the third floor, just down the ...

Posted: November 28, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Lakeridge Health eliminates injuries with innovation and collaboration
Lakeridge Health eliminates injuries with innovation
and collaboration

A common hospital task once plagued by injuries is now incident-free at Lakeridge Health thanks to innovative thinking and collaborative effort. For the Service Associates (SAs) who work hard to keep our hospital clean, wet mopping is an essential part of ...

Posted: January 14, 2013|Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

A Century of Caring: Volunteers Celebrate 100 years
A Century of Caring: Volunteers Celebrate 100 years

We all know the friendly faces of hospital volunteers – they greet us in the lobby, direct us when we’re lost, and always have a helping hand available to push a wheelchair. But did you know that back in the early ...

Posted: November 9, 2012|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s code responders
Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s
code responders

An overhead page “Mock Code Grey, Diagnostic Imaging” is heard throughout Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.  Immediately clinical staff grab their department’s Code Manual to find out what they have to do. Some quickly jump into leadership positions – thriving on the ...


Hospitals celebrate success in integrating leadership competencies
Hospitals celebrate success in integrating
leadership competencies

Recognizing that most leaders are made, not born, two Greater Toronto Area (GTA) hospitals, Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) and Lakeridge Health, have woven leadership development into the fabric of their organizations. Working together, the hospitals scouted for a solid platform ...


Winning the battle with cervical cancer: Local care and localized treatment with brachytherapy
Winning the battle with cervical cancer: Local care and
localized treatment with brachytherapy

When you have cancer, living a normal life can be a challenge. Treatment can take you away from your home and distance you from your loved ones. With the new addition of HDR brachytherapy, Durham Region residents who have cervical ...

Posted: December 5, 2011|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into patients’ homes
Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into
patients’ homes

It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. While most of Durham Region is sound asleep, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary awaken to give Peter his regular dialysis. Instead of heading to a Lakeridge Health site, training from the hospital’s RNs ...


Lakeridge Health opens minds on the front lines
Lakeridge Health opens minds on the front lines

“What words do we use in our society to describe someone with a mental illness?” Allison Potts asks Lakeridge Health emergency department staff during an Opening Minds Project session. Crazy, violent and scary are some of the terms commonly used by ...


Diabetes education and outreach  reduces long-term complications
Diabetes education and outreach reduces
long-term complications

The numbers just don’t add up. While the Canadian Diabetes Association estimates one thousand people learn they have diabetes every week, few people are registered in vital Diabetes Education Programs that help them to understand and manage their ongoing care. In ...


Supporting the frail and elderly patients at Lakeridge Health
Supporting the frail and elderly patients at
Lakeridge Health

The overhead pager urgently repeated the words that signaled the need for assistance with a violent patient. Security staff rushed to the room; a nurse was cornered by an enraged elderly patient who was shouting and beating his fists in ...


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