All hands on deck when it comes to hand
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 ...
The vaccine controversy
Sixty years ago an average of 400 Canadians contracted polio per year. Those who survived were left with a paralyzed nervous system and permanently maimed limbs. Today, polio is prevalent in only a handful of countries and eradicated in Canada ...
New pest control technology
The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...
Setting a new standard in infection control
The Niagara Health System's new hospital in St. Catharines was designed with numerous features aimed at controlling the flow of germs and infections, including 1,400 low-flow hand-washing sinks. Niagara Health System’s new hospital has numerous design features to battle spread ...
British Columbia steps up measures to address
: Dr. Julio Montaner is the director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Pauls’ Hospital. A model for HIV treatment and prevention developed by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) in HIV/AIDS at St. ...
Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber
Humber River Hospital developed a specialized program for HRH leaders, ensuring patient safety has a uniform and standardized approach across the Hospital. The program achieved a 100 per cent completion rate by the 75 HRH leaders who participated. At Toronto’s ...
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 ...
Dr. Donald Low makes posthumous plea for Canadians to
reconsider assisted suicide
Dr. Donald Low, a prominent infectious disease specialist who led the battle against SARS died at 68. Dr. Donald Low, a leading infectious disease expert and one of the key figures who led Canada through the SARS crisis has died ...
Preventing outbreaks of pests and their diseases
Pests in your hospital can do more than harm your reputation. Different pests can actually pose health threats to your staff and patients. And some of the most dangerous pests can be the hardest to control. In the last four annual ...
Championing Infection Prevention and Control at Runnymede
A demonstration of the Glo Germ test where UV light is used to highlight areas (often around the nails) that may be missed while cleaning hands. According to Public Health Ontario, over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired ...
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
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 […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“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. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →