A year of rebuilding at ORNGE
With a helmet on and securely strapped into my seat in the back of an air ambulance, we lifted off from the London airport one morning on an early spring day. It had been years – decades, even -- since I ...
$15 million gift will reshape emergency medicine at
Jay Hennick, Chair of the Board of Directors, Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, Heather Reisman, Brent Belzberg, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Management Board & Governing Council Chairman, and Gerald Schwartz. Photo credit: Arthur ...
Partnership ensures patients a smooth ride
Patients can keep their Emergency Department Transfer Packages on the fridge. When Elsa* dials 911, not only does she know that help is on its way, but she knows where the Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedics will take her ...
Canadian Red Cross deploying field hospital to Philipines
Today, the Canadian Red Cross will deploy its field hospital to the Philippines, to provide basic health and surgical care to communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The devastating storm has disrupted water, sanitation and basic health services for millions ...
Summer Adventure Essentials: Knowing your location can
save a life in an emergency
British Columbia is well known for its wide variety of outdoor activities and summer in B.C. is all about outdoor adventures and exploration. It is also a time when BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) receive more calls ...
Researchers question practice of automatically
transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients
Dr. Sandro Rizoli is a national leader in trauma resuscitation research and was appointed as the first St. Michael’s Hospital-University of Toronto Endowed Chair in Trauma Research in July. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital are asking questions about the practice ...
Edmonton EMS expedites evacuations: “We help our
community. It’s just what we do”
When the floodwaters started to rise in southern Alberta, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team from the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services was ready to answer the call. EMS sent its Multiple Patient Unit (MPU) and a team of three ...
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A
Gergana Sandeva is a patient advisory board member at Answering TTP Foundation. For a month I had been experiencing unusual symptoms; headaches, bruising, bleeding gums and constant fatigue. But I knew something was really wrong when I noticed petichea all ...
Family draws on experience with son’s traumatic brain
injury to help others cope
Approaching the five-year mark since his accident, Andrew McCallum still regularly visits St. Michael’s for appointments and check-ups but has regained almost of all of his memory. In the late morning of April 5, 2008, Andrew McCallum was doing what ...
Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep
Frail Elderly Safe
Rapid Response nurse Lynda Amodeo-Thomson helps Roy Brown, her patient learn to manage his care. Among other things, she makes it easy for him to remember to drink water every day to avoid dehydration. Roy Brown is an active and ...
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →