Facilities Management and Design
New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health
JJ Knott, outgoing President of CHES National, and outgoing Director, Plant Operations at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario will help the Coalition lead the energy efficiency activities on behalf of the Coalition and CHES Ontario. Funding is provided ...
Engaging employees through in-house programs
Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...
New armband improves patient safety in hospitals
The new armband is much softer and can be comfortably worn for up to 25 days. For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some ...
Working together to expand Ontario’s health
Since its inception in 2005, Infrastructure Ontario has been working with hospitals and other health care partners to renew and expand existing facilities or to build new hospitals. Projects completed to date have delivered substantial benefits to communities across Ontario, helping ...
Think and act differently, get different results
Markham Stouffvile Hospital Foundation CEO Suzette Strong with volunteers Khalid Usman, MSHF Board Chair and Sanjeev Agnihotri who volunteers with the hospital. Hospitals come in all shapes and sizes; trauma, rehabilitation, specialized, general, regional, teaching or community based; yet delivering ...
Patient needs drive construction of new acute care
centre in Vancouver
The cardboard mock up is used to test the flow of patients, clinicians, medications, supplies, equipment and information. If you were building a new hospital, how would it look? Beyond the physical structure, are there more efficient or patient-friendly ways ...
Hospitals and the paradigm shift to a person-
In 2005 I published my book ‘Journey to Wellness – Designing a people-centred health system for Canadians’ and launched the Canadian Association for People-Centred Health. The same year, Paul Wallace of Kaiser Permanente predicted we were in the midst of ...
The fun is in the waiting room
ScreenPlay is a brightly-coloured, pressure-sensitive floor that allows children to create large projections on a floor-to-ceiling screen by standing, sitting and wheeling on the hundred tiles that make up the unique floor. It’s a cool blend of technology and ...
Making the link between mind and body health
The new hospital at the West 5th Campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton will bridge medical and mental healthcare to break down barriers, improve access and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. “The facts show that good mental health ...
Families find support navigating the mental health system
The new Family Resource Centre at Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences will provide families a space to help other families through programs that foster family-to-family networking and support. Sometimes it’s not just patients who need help to understand the ...
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →