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Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook
Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook

Sandra Callery and Dr. Mary Vearncombe of Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention and Control team, review Hand Hygiene data. Seeing is believing. Germs can’t readily be seen on hands and surfaces but when hand hygiene is not top-of-mind, hospitals have undoubtedly seen ...


Superbugs study prompts dialogue on National Infection Control Guidelines
Superbugs study prompts dialogue on National Infection
Control Guidelines

Dr. Andrew Simor in Sunnybrook's Microbiology lab. Dr. Simor led the first national baseline study of common antibiotic resistant organisms in Canadian acute-care hospitals. Photo credit: MediaSource Sunnybrook researchers lead the first national base-line prevalence study of common antibiotic resistant ...


Building a Community of Stroke Care
Building a Community of Stroke Care

As part of the implementation of TICC at Sunnybrook, the C4 Stroke Unit team at the Bayview campus organized a successful TICC education retreat for front line staff. This photo illustrates collaborative change leadership amongst TICC champions and front ...

Posted: July 26, 2013|Cardiology, Featured|1 comment

Patient Relations Plus
Patient Relations Plus

Trish Lospinuso’s role at Sunnybrook received a makeover in November 2011.  The creation of the Office of the Patient Experience shifted her focus from largely reactive responses to help improve service and satisfaction for the hospital’s patients and their families, ...

Posted: December 1, 2012|Patient Care|0 comments

Sunnybrook achieves Ontario’s lowest transfusion rate for elective heart bypasses
Sunnybrook achieves Ontario’s lowest transfusion rate
for elective heart bypasses

Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre has developed a successful multidisciplinary strategy for greatly reducing the need for blood transfusions in primary elective coronary artery bypass grafting, commonly known as heart bypass surgery that is planned in advance. “We took it upon ourselves ...


Sunnybrook imaging researchers collaborate to support cancer patients
Sunnybrook imaging researchers collaborate to support
cancer patients

To further improve outcomes for individuals living with cancer, the strength of research collaboration across Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) better propels translation to clinical care. “In imaging research and resulting discoveries for example in breast cancer,” ...

Posted: June 18, 2012|Featured|0 comments

An analysis of NICU departmental ‘Plan Typologies’ in a single room care model
An analysis of NICU departmental ‘Plan Typologies’
in a single room care model

As the single room care model becomes the norm in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit planning and design, the single rooms can be arranged in a variety of configurations which have direct impacts on patient care delivery, operational efficiency and cost. Parkin ...


Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department
Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the
emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the ED on a regular basis, directing patients and providing comfort. However, in recent years these Volunteers ...


Video gaming system being used to see patient imaging during surgery
Video gaming system being used to see patient imaging
during surgery

A team of engineers, University of Toronto residents and Sunnybrook cancer surgeons are doing much more than playing games with their Xbox Kinect™, they are using the technology during surgery to view critical patient imaging. One of the challenges during cancer ...

Posted: June 1, 2011|Diagnostic, Oncology, Surgery|0 comments

Innovative treatment options  for women with locally advanced  breast cancer and more operable disease
Innovative treatment options for women with locally
advanced breast cancer and more operable disease

Wendy Wilson, 56, had begun to make healthier lifestyle choices but in May 2010 she was told the lump in her right breast wasn’t one of the many benign cysts she had before. She heard those life-altering words: breast cancer. Soon ...

Posted: June 1, 2011|Oncology, Research|0 comments

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