Patient Care

Community support is helping to create more healing spaces
Community support is helping to create more
healing spaces

Patient Care Manager Penny Byers, showcases artwork donated by Marilyn Lightstone. Several patient and family lounges at St. Joe's will be renovated and will feature Lightstone's work, including one on the surgical unit Byers oversees. When the Just for Kids ...


Families rock out in support of high-risk births
Families rock out in support of high-risk births

Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important care of high-risk births, an area of care where Mount Sinai leads internationally. Called Rock n’ Stroll, ...


Commitment to quality and safety in ambulatory care services
Commitment to quality and safety in ambulatory
care services

The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care sensitive conditions, being able to treat more people without hospital admission, and continuing to enhance primary care ...


New multidisciplinary kidney stone prevention clinic
New multidisciplinary kidney stone prevention clinic

Dr. Hassan Razvi and patient Stacey O'Neill reviewing scans of O'Neill's kidney stones.Helping patients prevent kidney stones The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. ...


Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?
Innovative fundraising: Who’s your caddy?

Teddy Xidos, centre, was the popular 'nerd' caddy for this foursome of golfers from Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital, Joanna Fernandez, Jackie Yigitoz, Julia Dumanian and Rosemary Holm. When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who's Your ...

Posted: August 3, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Enhancing the standards of care in seating
Enhancing the standards of care in seating

Martina Tierney OT and ‘The Phoenix’. Named after the symbol for OT in Ireland, the Phoenix is shown to help reduce pressure ulcers by 88 per cent. When Martina Tierney worked as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospitals, the community ...


Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease

Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...

Posted: July 16, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care
First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care

Nicholas Krcel, a patient in the Innovation Unit at Mackenzie Health, attended by Registered Nurse Suzette Jordan. The technology within this picture:Clockwise, starting from top left corner: “smart” station, “smart” badge, dome light indicator and hand hygiene support solution. Mackenzie ...


Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth
Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth

  Hand-held devices that scans the patients ID bracelet and the patients medication before administering the medicine to ensure the right medication is going to the right patient. While efficiency and better patient care are the ultimate goals of eHealth initiatives ...


Off the transplant list
Off the transplant list

: Garwin Cockhead improved his heart health enough to be taken off the heart transplant list. After months of exercise and dedication, Niagara Health System (NHS) cardiac patient Garwin Cockhead has accomplished a remarkable feat — improving his heart health ...

Posted: July 8, 2014|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

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