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Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life Program at Sunnybrook
Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life
Program at Sunnybrook

Marilyn Reddick believes that creating a family-friendly work environment and an onsite community is integral to ensuring a high quality of life for staff at work and at home. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson Responding to life and death situations is ...


Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation
Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implementation

The TAVI procedure involves implanting a new heart valve without opening the patient's chest. Benefits to patients include reduced pain, smaller scars and a faster recovery. Credit: Doug Nicholson, Sunnybrook Media Source. A new study suggests that modest delays in ...

Posted: July 25, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats
Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats

Dr. Eugene Crystal, Director of Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook, is pictured in the control room of the hospital's Arrhythmia Suite. Sunnybrook is the first centre in Canada to use a new remote control system for treating arrhythmia that is more ...


Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook
Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook

“These are exciting times," says Dr. Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook. "We are definitely doing leading-edge work in the area of imaging." Photo by: Dale Roddick A Smarter Prostate Cancer Biopsy Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are perfecting a type of GPS ...


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|0 comments

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 ...


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