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Plain Language Labelling Initiative is long overdue
Plain Language Labelling Initiative is long overdue

Many seniors have trouble with the labels on prescription drugs. The print is too small to read, and the words are often medical terms they don’t understand. For example, if a senior suffers from indigestion, the label doesn’t say ‘indigestion’. ...


Celebrating Nursing Hero Arden Hamilton
Celebrating Nursing Hero Arden Hamilton

Arden Hamilton Honourable Mention: Arden Hamilton, RN, North Bay Health Sciences Centre Nomination letter: I entered the AIPU for treatment and intervention to manage my depression in October 2013. That is when I met Arden.  Over the next few days I was ...

Posted: May 24, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Recognizing Nursing Hero Marcia Langhorn
Recognizing Nursing Hero Marcia Langhorn

Honourable Mention: Nursing Hero Marcia Langhorn Marcia Langhorn, RN, Southwest Regional Cancer Program Marcia has worked at the London Regional Cancer Program (and South West Regional Cancer Program) for over 25 years. Marcia began her career as a chemotherapy unit nurse and ...

Posted: May 21, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Improving patients’ quality of life with at-home dialysis
Improving patients’ quality of life with
at-home dialysis

Patient Flynn Ramirez dialyzing in the comfort of his home. Hemodialysis machines look complicated, but Flynn Ramirez has no trouble hooking one up. With the skill that comes from constant repetition, he attaches a fresh pack of saline solution, along with ...


Hospital News salutes nursing heroes
Hospital News salutes nursing heroes

Lois Robinson Honourable Mention - Lois Robinson, RN, emergency department, Rouge Valley Health System On behalf of all staff of the Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary ER, I would like to nominate Lois Robinson for this year’s Nursing Hero Award. Lois ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Heroes
Hospital News salutes Nursing Heroes

Angela Smith HONOURABLE MENTION: ANGELA SMITHN RN, BHScN, CPMHN(C), Nurse Therapist, Trillium Health Partners I would like to nominate Angela Smith, RN, BHScN, CPMHN(C), Nurse Therapist for the Nursing Hero Award. I am a patient at the Addictions & Concurrent Disorders Centre ...

Posted: May 16, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Hospital News celebrates nurses
Hospital News celebrates nurses

In honour of National Nursing Week, Hospital News will be posting nursing hero nominations Rich Schregardus RN, Emergency Department, Markham Stouffville Hospital Honourable Mention: Rich Schregardus RN, Emergency Department,  Markham Stouffville Hospital When most of us think of a nurse going above and ...

Posted: May 14, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Rehab program gets patients home sooner
Rehab program gets patients home sooner

The LTLD Rehab program has reduced the average length of stay of a patient to 55 days. Runnymede’s Low Tolerance Long Duration (LTLD) Rehabilitation program is playing an increasingly important role in the health care system. Since the program’s inception ...

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

New nephrology clinic helps patients slow kidney disease
New nephrology clinic helps patients slow kidney disease

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Just ask Dr. David Perkins, Division Head, Nephrology for Trillium Health Partners’ Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program. The old adage is the philosophy behind the hospital’s new Regional Nephrology Clinic’s ...


Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries
Vest helps rehabilitate after mild brain injuries

Wearing the weighted compression vest Linda DeGroot, right, practices balancing with the help of physiotherapist Shannon McGuire. It is common for people with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to feel anxious and unsettled, often having trouble judging distances. “We ...


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