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Volunteers enhance the health and well-being of patients
Volunteers enhance the health and well-being of patients

Volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre interact with patients in a number of ways, including portering them to therapy sessions From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role ...

Posted: August 20, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Meshing virtual care and fundraising events
Meshing virtual care and fundraising events

A collage of the selfies that were posted on social media as part of the All About Heart Virtual 5km. We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the ...

Posted: August 19, 2014|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
hygiene improvement

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), grassroots hand hygiene improvement initiatives in partnership with infection control practitioners have been successful in increasing compliance rates and staff engagement Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care ...


Sometimes it IS brain surgery
Sometimes it IS brain surgery

Dr. Mark Matishak as he performs a left frontal craniotomy to remove a tumour. Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in medical school, my ...

Posted: August 15, 2014|Featured, Neurology, Surgery|0 comments

Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to cancer support
Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to
cancer support

Wellspring volunteers play a vital role in providing cancer support. Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role in advancing the mission to provide emotional, ...

Posted: August 14, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteers are taking care of business
Volunteers are taking care of business

Wayne Hubbard, past-president of the RVH Auxiliary, chats with volunteer Craig Bemrose. Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care - one cup of java at ...

Posted: August 13, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

New outpatient clinic provides innovative care
New outpatient clinic provides innovative care

The main waiting area of Hamilton Health Sciences’ new Boris Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre, overlooking the Niagara Escarpment in Hamilton. Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will ...

Posted: August 12, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Doctors reconnect with lost boy
Doctors reconnect with lost boy

Dr. Howard Ovens on the climb. Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making their way up Africa’s tallest mountain, the group, which included Mount ...


Community support is helping to create more healing spaces
Community support is helping to create more
healing spaces

Patient Care Manager Penny Byers, showcases artwork donated by Marilyn Lightstone. Several patient and family lounges at St. Joe's will be renovated and will feature Lightstone's work, including one on the surgical unit Byers oversees. When the Just for Kids ...


Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top
Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top

R.E.A.C.H. program students Noah Marks, Aidan Crump, Shannie Hansa and Chelsea Leger-Watt. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. She smiles a lot the day ...

Posted: August 9, 2014|Addictions and Drugs, Featured|0 comments

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