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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

New genetic test predicts risk of prostate cancer returning
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
cancer returning

(from left:) Dr. Paul Boutros, Emilie Lalonde and Dr. Rob Bristow. A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment and identifies patients who would benefit ...

Posted: December 20, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology|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 band of women with a special bond
A band of women with a special bond

At St. Joseph's Hospital in London, the patient experience has been greatly enhanced by the Circle of Sharing, a support group for women by women who have had or are considering breast reconstruction post mastectomy. Four patients were founding ...

Posted: December 14, 2014|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues
Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues

Dr. Jeff Spodek shows patient Jim Miller the GreenLightTM Laser and explains how it was used during his prostate surgery. New technology makes surgery less invasive, with easier recovery for patients  When it comes to surgery for a prostate issue, most ...

Posted: December 10, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|0 comments

New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s health program
New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s
health program

Stacy Dusik, clinical practice manager with the new da Vinci. A brand new multi-million dollar da Vinci® Surgical Assisting Robot was delivered to Windsor Regional Hospital on July 8, 2014 after five years of careful planning and much campaigning. Part of ...


Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Telemedicine pilot improves withdrawal management care
Telemedicine pilot improves withdrawal management care

Pat Larson, Nurse Practitioner, performing a telemedicine consult. Photo credit: Kevin Holm. Since the late 1990s, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has offered two-way videoconferencing to increase access to patient care and education for health care professionals and patients. However, ...


Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness
Smoother transitions for patients living with
mental illness

“We have a rapport. That’s what makes it work,” says Richard Merrick about the therapeutic relationship he has with TBRHSC Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) Maria Jones. Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital ...

Posted: October 29, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

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