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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

Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care in Canada
Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care
in Canada

When a pregnancy ends in loss or a baby dies early in life, parents experience and express grief in their own unique ways. No two families grieve alike. Each year in Canada, one in five pregnancies will end in miscarriage, ...

Posted: December 19, 2014|Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Patient Care|0 comments

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients
Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network, has been pursuing organization-wide and industry-based accreditation to focus on best practises.  But as one of the largest ...

Posted: December 17, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|1 comment

A holistic approach for managing osteoporosis
A holistic approach for managing osteoporosis

Athletic Therapist Heather Robinson tests Amanda Owen’s balance at a recent appointment at the Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital. Photo credit: Michael Wong When Amanda Owen was diagnosed with osteoporosis, about a decade ago, she ...


How are Ontario hospitals measuring up?
How are Ontario hospitals measuring up?

Provincial health care advisor Health Quality Ontario recently released a comprehensive report on Ontario’s health system Health Quality Ontario (HQO) recently released Measuring Up, its yearly report on how the province’s health system is performing. Based on the Common Quality Agenda (created ...

Posted: December 8, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|1 comment

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