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Canada's greenest hospital
Canada’s greenest hospital

 St. Mary’s Hospital in British Columbia is one of the greenest hospitals in North America. St. Mary’s Hospital, in Sechelt, British Columbia was conceived as a long-term asset to the community in terms of both conservation of resources and its ...


Computer assisted rehabilitation environment
Computer assisted rehabilitation environment

Amputee Terry Lewis walks in the ‘countryside’ as he works on his balance skills on the CAREN (Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) — the only clinical virtual reality simulator of its kind in Western Canada — at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in ...


Saving lives and alleviating suffering with Médecins Sans Frontières
Saving lives and alleviating suffering with Médecins
Sans Frontières

Dr. Raghu Venugopal examines a baby while working with MSF in the Central African Republic. The devastating  typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Decades-long war in the Congo.  Southeast Asia’s disastrous Tsunami. Kenya’s vast refugee camps. Haiti’s cholera epidemic. HIV and ...


Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity service expansion
Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity
service expansion

Interprofessional relationships and collaboration among the maternity care team at Temiskaming Hospital have led to an expansion of services, including water birth in hospital. Pictured here are members of the maternity care team. Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been ...


Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care for seniors
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
for seniors

Stella Cruz, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, in the Medicine inpatient unit at St. Joe’s. A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre return home safely ...


New data suggests important improvements in infant and maternal health
New data suggests important improvements in infant and
maternal health

  Since BORN was formed in 2009, health care providers and decision makers now have improved tools to continue working together to collect and use data about the health of infants and mothers in Ontario. This data has led to important ...

Posted: December 15, 2013|Health Care Policy, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Healing retreats for young women with burn and trauma injuries
Healing retreats for young women with burn and
trauma injuries

Participants at an Angel Faces retreat in California. The program is open to Canadians and applications can be sent online. Michelle, an Ontario native was travelling in the US with her family when they were involved in a tragic accident. ...

Posted: December 11, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive care for patients post-treatment
Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive
care for patients post-treatment

Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...

Posted: December 10, 2013|Oncology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys for survivorship
Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys
for survivorship

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Dr. Renee Hanrahan, is trained as both a cancer surgeon and a plastic surgeon, and able to perform cancer surgeries and reconstruction during the same operation. She catches up with her patient, Marie ...


Designer gown custom-made for breast care patients
Designer gown custom-made for breast care patients

It’s a designer gown that will never make it to the runway but is a big hit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London. Inspired by patients and staff, the fine details are dignity, comfort and versatility, making this one-of-a kind ...


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