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 ...
New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in
“To be able to see the result of your work in one visit is very rewarding,” says Ben Piper, Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in ...
Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking
one step at time towards better health
Pat Glover, St. Joe's ICU physiotherapist, supports patient Bill McDow using the passive-to-active arm and leg exerciser Progressive mobility in critical care is a growing trend in health care worldwide, which aims to keeps patients moving through exercise during their ...
St. Michael’s Tight Squeeze: Maximizing An Outgrown ED
Patients with less urgent conditions wait in a dedicated “Rapid Assessment Zone” instead of exam rooms, freeing up the rooms for the next consultations The Emergency Department at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto sees 72,000 patients per year – ...
Emergency Preparedness at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Chief Operations Officer, Corinne Wong (centre) with Director, Support Services, Stewart Dankner (left), and Risk Management and Safety Specialist, Kevin Maloney (right) in the Central Alarm and Control Facility (CACF) room at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. “A coordinated, timely and effective ...
Spending his first Father’s Day in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit
‘It’s a roller-coaster ride that I never expected,’ says dad James Steel with tiny baby, Lucas. At just over two pounds, baby Lucas was not yet big or well enough to come out of his isolette – but that didn’t ...
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 →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →