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When administration meets innovation

Historically, community hospitals have not always been viewed as the most innovative.  Add to that, the fact that #innovation has not always risen to...

Smoothing the transition of care for general internal medicine patients

An 80 year old woman is awaiting a knee replacement surgery. During her wait, she is admitted to the hospital with symptoms of congestive...

Videoconferencing technology bridges gaps in mental healthcare

By Peri Elmokadem For a patient with an #addiction problem, timing is everything. The sooner their health care professionals can get them on their way...

Real-time wait clock manages expectations in emergency department

We live in a world where information is always accessible and at our fingertips. You can find the answer to nearly any question, anywhere,...

Providing care during a renovation project

You hear it all the time from friends and family: living in a renovation zone is difficult. The dust, the mess, the need to...

Green in action: Markham Stouffville Hospital

Despite the promising trend of increased environmental awareness in health care, hospitals still produce waste at a rate unparalleled by most industries and remain...

The evolution of an organization

Markham Stouffville Hospital has undergone an extensive renovation and expansion transformation over the last five years. During this period, change became our new normal;...

Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the BoxPicker, a state of...

Speech and language therapy meets 21st century

The York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program (YRPSLP) offered through Markham Stouffville Hospital provides help for children from birth to Junior Kindergarten entry who...

Growing stronger, one bead at a time

Some of the tiny necklaces could easily fit around an adult’s wrist. The colourful beads tell a story of growth, healing and of strength. This...

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