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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 ...


Regional cardiac care enables student to live life fully:Special cardiac procedure provides cure for arrhythmia patients
Regional cardiac care enables student to live life
fully:Special cardiac procedure provides cure for
arrhythmia patients

A specialized procedure provided by Rouge Valley’s regional cardiac care team has allowed a teenage student in Whitby to have the active life she relishes. For two years, boarding school student Sallie Lau lived with a rapid heart rate. She was ...

Posted: August 1, 2013|Cardiology|0 comments

Rouge Valley offers surgical follow-up over Skype
Rouge Valley offers surgical follow-up over Skype

Registered practice nurse Zou Jaijai connects with a patient online via Skype for a follow-up appointment after his surgery. A new program offered for surgical programs at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is allowing patients to get the follow-up care ...

Posted: May 7, 2013|Surgery|1 comment

Rouge Valley asks community to Be A Donor
Rouge Valley asks community to Be A Donor

Be A Donor (left to right): Rik Ganderton, President & CEO, RVHS; the Gibson family (Muriel, Brandon, Emily, Krystyna and David); with Ronnie Gavsie, President & CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network, hold Trillium's flag during the April ...

Posted: May 6, 2013|Surgery|0 comments

Why big changes are needed in our health care “system”
Why big changes are needed in our health
care “system”

This blog may be considered controversial by some and beyond the purview of a hospital CEO. I am writing it because, as a leader in the system I need to communicate the valid need for change and what is driving ...

Posted: January 2, 2013|Columns, From the CEO's Desk|1 comment

Creativity and innovation in fundraising
Creativity and innovation in fundraising

Whether it’s jumping into frigid Lake Ontario on January 1, playing cards with a world poker champion, or racing down the street pushing hospital beds in full costume, the people who support Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) are all about ...


Age-old treatment ‘crawls’ its way back into modern medicine at Rouge Valley
Age-old treatment ‘crawls’ its way back into modern
medicine at Rouge Valley

They’re creepy. They’re crawly. But for one Scarborough resident, maggots may have helped to save his leg. When 59-year old Waclaw Tyszkiewicz’s tried to treat a callus on his right foot himself, days later it began to worsen. It grew more ...

Posted: October 27, 2012|Infection Control, Patient Care|0 comments

Real time locating system leads to improvements in emergency department
Real time locating system leads to improvements in
emergency department

As Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering (RVAP) prepared to open its new 20,000 square-foot emergency department (ED) in 2009, we were faced with a new dilemma: How would we track the flow of patients in multiple areas of the ED ...


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