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New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


Improving patients’ quality of life with at-home dialysis
Improving patients’ quality of life with
at-home dialysis

Patient Flynn Ramirez dialyzing in the comfort of his home. Hemodialysis machines look complicated, but Flynn Ramirez has no trouble hooking one up. With the skill that comes from constant repetition, he attaches a fresh pack of saline solution, along with ...


Initiative aims to improve care for frail elderly patients
Initiative aims to improve care for frail
elderly patients

Dr. David Tal (centre) and Occupational Therapist Neelam Bal (right) meet with patient Diane as part of the First Three Days initiative. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in ...

Posted: April 24, 2014|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care for seniors
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
for seniors

Stella Cruz, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, in the Medicine inpatient unit at St. Joe’s. A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre return home safely ...


Research network to investigate the mental health of fathers
Research network to investigate the mental health
of fathers

Dr. Andrew Howlett at the Just for Kids clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. As a child psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dr. Andrew Howlett has seen first-hand the powerful role fathers play in a child’s development – ...

Posted: October 31, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Research|1 comment

Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking one step at time towards better health
Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking
one step at time towards better health

  Pat Glover, St. Joe's ICU physiotherapist, supports patient Bill McDow using the passive-to-active arm and leg exerciser Progressive mobility in critical care is a growing trend in health care worldwide, which aims to keeps patients moving through exercise during their ...

Posted: August 14, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

Life-saving Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative celebrating 5-year anniversary
Life-saving Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative
celebrating 5-year anniversary

STEMI heart attack survivor Kevin Mundier (left) and St. Joe’s registered nurse Dalita Ogorkis (right).Photo credit: Lauren Pelley Kevin Mundier still remembers the day five years ago when he could have lost his life In the summer of 2008, at the ...

Posted: July 19, 2013|Cardiology|0 comments

St. Joe’s makes speech-language therapy fun for our youngest patients
St. Joe’s makes speech-language therapy fun for our
youngest patients

Marnie Loeb, a Paediatric Speech Language Pathologist at St. Joe's, uses play-based therapy techniques to help her young patients with language difficulties Does your toddler seem tongue-tied? Don’t worry – they’re not alone. Speech and language delays are a common issue ...

Posted: May 29, 2013|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

St. Joe’s clinic strives to help the community’s “orphan” seniors
St. Joe’s clinic strives to help the community’s
“orphan” seniors

Dr. David Tal, Chief of Geriatric Services at St. Joe’s, strives to help patients including “orphan” seniors at our Elderly Community Health Services clinic.Photo credit: Greg Majster There are thousands of seniors living in the diverse communities surrounding St. Joseph’s ...

Posted: April 17, 2013|Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

St. Joe’s aims for safe use of opioids in pain management
St. Joe’s aims for safe use of opioids in
pain management

A nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Centre accesses one of our standardized, colour-coded narcotics cupboards. (Photo credit: Lauren Pelley) A big part of our job at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is minimizing the pain experienced by patients during their hospital ...


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