Heart attack study could lead to longer lives
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Kevin Bainey examines heart-attack patient Tom Lancaster In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I wouldn’t be here right now.” When he ...
1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure
The 1000th transcatheter heart valve procedure was broadcast to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference held in Vancouver. A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s ...
Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging
Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging: Each year, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute conducts nearly 5,000 nuclear cardiology (SPECT) scans, 1,500 PET scans and 1,500 CT angiograms. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible is important for patient safety, ...
Heart surgery in 140 characters
Dr. Gideon Cohen speaks with Lou before he heads into the operating room. Photo credit. Doug Nicholson Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate ...
Volunteering in the moment
BC Ambulance Service paramedics aim to provide timely, high quality emergency medical care for patients throughout the province. The morning of May 26, 2012, seemed like a typical one for Victoria, B.C. commuter Nicole Smart. She was on her way ...
Regional cardiac care enables student to live life
fully:Special cardiac procedure provides cure for
A specialized procedure provided by Rouge Valley’s regional cardiac care team has allowed a teenage student in Whitby to have the active life she relishes. For two years, boarding school student Sallie Lau lived with a rapid heart rate. She was ...
New Cardiology Manager, New Approaches to Patient Care
In terms of admissions, discharges, and transfers, Cardiology is one of the busiest inpatient programs at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Patients spend as little as a few hours in the 6-bed angioplasty short stay unit, or as ...
Unique collaboration creates integrated cardiac
Niagara’s new Heart Investigation Unit enables interventional cardiologists from Niagara and Hamilton to work together to provide quality, safe, expert cardiac care that is closer to home for residents. A unique collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences and Niagara Health System ...
Building a Community of Stroke Care
As part of the implementation of TICC at Sunnybrook, the C4 Stroke Unit team at the Bayview campus organized a successful TICC education retreat for front line staff. This photo illustrates collaborative change leadership amongst TICC champions and front ...
The search for an early biomarker to
The Journal of the American Heart Association recently published the conclusive results from a study directed by Dr. Éric Thorin of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), which suggests for the first time that a blood protein contributes to the early ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →