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New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients
New portable x-ray provides better care for
surgical patients

Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...


Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart
Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart

The 2014 Walk with Heart committee. Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. RVC is one of several CRSP sites, which includes locations throughout the ...

Posted: April 21, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital
CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

OTA/PTA Carol Hylton-Ehlers (left) stands ready to assist Kristin Bain, RPN, as she demonstrates one of the quad-strengthening exercises taught in the CATCH program. A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to ...


Conquering C. difficile
Conquering C. difficile

RVHS infection control practitioners Bryan Morales (left) and Michael Paetzold with the decontamination tool used during a recent C. difficile outbreak. New and old infection control techniques work together to conquer C. difficile Ongoing staff education and new technology bring outbreak ...


Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for cardiovascular care
Leading the way in Continuing Medical Education for
cardiovascular care

Dr. Joe Ricci, medical director of the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Centre for Scarborough-Durham, in the cardiac care learning centre with OTN connectivity. Regional cardiac program videoconferences weekly rounds across Ontario’s Central East Cardiologist Dr. Jason Burstein is delivering ...


Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues
Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues

Dr. Jeff Spodek shows patient Jim Miller the GreenLightTM Laser and explains how it was used during his prostate surgery. New technology makes surgery less invasive, with easier recovery for patients  When it comes to surgery for a prostate issue, most ...

Posted: December 10, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|1 comment

Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?
Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?

Teddy Xidos, centre, was the popular 'nerd' caddy for this foursome of golfers from Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital, Joanna Fernandez, Jackie Yigitoz, Julia Dumanian and Rosemary Holm. When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who's Your ...

Posted: August 3, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

New program helps to reduce readmission rates
New program helps to reduce readmission rates

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant Carol Hylton-Ehlers gives physiotherapy to a patient. Rouge Valley's new CATCH program will target specific patients once they are discharged, providing improved support, and helping to prevent future readmissions. A new program implemented at Rouge Valley Health ...

Posted: March 24, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues
Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues

Dr. Zachary Klinghoffer is a urologist at Rouge Valley Health System. Early detection of prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test has remained a controversial topic for several years. The PSA test is often used as a tool ...

Posted: December 27, 2013|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

Measurement and teamwork matter – wait times drop for mental health services
Measurement and teamwork matter – wait times drop for
mental health services

If you don’t track it as a team, you don’t know what could be done better for patients. That’s what staff and psychiatrists learned in mental health outpatient services at Rouge Valley Centenary. Prior to getting coordinated numbers, and reviewing wait times ...


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