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CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital
CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

OTA/PTA Carol Hylton-Ehlers (left) stands ready to assist Kristin Bain, RPN, as she demonstrates one of the quad-strengthening exercises taught in the CATCH program. A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to ...


Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and long-term cost savings
Benefits of sustainable design include improved care and
long-term cost savings

The architectural rendering is of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and credit would go to: Affinity Partnerships, ZGF Architects LLP and CEI Architecture. The new Teck Acute Care Centre in Vancouver will be a leading example of how sustainability ...


Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene program supports safe care
Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene
program supports safe care

Patient family advisors Diane McKenzie (left) and Alies Maybee are partnering with St. Joe's as members of the Hand Hygiene working group. In their volunteer role, they are helping to evaluate activities and outcomes related to our hand hygiene ...

Posted: February 12, 2015|Featured, Infection Control, Patient Care|1 comment

McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds
McMaster Children’s Hospital rooftop playgrounds

Aisak Sapsford in one of the spaces being transformed into a rooftop playground at McMaster Children’s Hospital. What used to be unused outdoor space on the third floor of McMaster Children’s Hospital, a site of Hamilton Health Sciences, is in ...


The digital health revolution
The digital health revolution

Canadian hospitals are amongst the most crowded in the developed world. In fact, among member countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that at 93 per cent, hospital occupancy rates in Canada in 2009, the latest year for which ...


‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with improved patient care
‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with
improved patient care

‘ St. Joseph’s President and CEO Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, left, unveils the patient tracking system monitor with project leads Michelle Soave and Karen Rogers. Dragons’ Den’-style granting program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London yields bumper crop of innovative ideas, each ...


Health care providers join forces to save patient’s life
Health care providers join forces to save
patient’s life

Leila Rahafrouz and family thank the team that saved her life. Photo credit: James Bradford. If you ask Leila Rahafrouz to tell you her story, she’ll tell you her strongest memory is suffering from a bad bout of the flu. ...


Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care launched
Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive
Approaches to Dementia Care launched

Acquiring the proper form of care for a loved one living with dementia can seem overwhelming and often times hopeless. All methods of rehabilitation are not created equally, which is why finding experienced, compassionate, and effective health care providers is ...


New programs to support men and young adults living with cancer
New programs to support men and young adults living
with cancer

At Wellspring, the focus is on the person not the disease. For more than 20 years, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has been the innovative leader in supportive care programming for people living with cancer. With a focus on enhancing the ...

Posted: December 21, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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