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This volunteer could be your next family doctor
Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...
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 ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →