Post Tagged with: "Lakeridge Health"
A new role for physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health
Physiotherapist Lindsay Graham (left) helps Patricia James (right) take a puff of Ventolin before they begin their next physiotherapy session. Physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health are taking on new responsibilities that will give them a lot to…well, puff about. “I don’t know ...
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 ...
Lakeridge Health eliminates injuries with innovation
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 ...
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 ...
Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s
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
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
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 ...
Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into
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
“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
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 ...
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 →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →