Paediatric clinic provides relief
Dr. Niraj Mistry, leads Rouge Valley's new paediatric constipation clinic. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area. A new paediatric clinic is helping to provide relief to young patients. The paediatric constipation clinic recently ...
Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was one of the first national specialty societies in Canada to define wait time benchmarks, monitor wait times and evaluate human resources, with an aim to improve access to timely, high-quality digestive healthcare for ...
Mental health and training
A study released in January, 2010 examined stress levels at four Ottawa hospitals. It suggested that stress is associated with poor physical and mental health, conflict between family life and work, and declining relationships between people at work and at ...
Culturally relevant mental health treatment
Countering the stigma of mental illness, especially in certain communities, has been an ongoing mission of the Mental Health Services Department of The Scarborough Hospital. One of those communities – a large Chinese population located around the Birchmount campus of TSH ...
Wait time software puts power in patients’ hands
Patients are often frustrated by lengthy emergency department wait times. More frustrating yet is not having any idea how long the wait will be. At St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, providing access to information could mean an improvement in ...
Canadian initiative helps strengthen emergency care
Picture a hospital. Ambulances race into the ER, doctors perform life-saving surgery, nurses wrap casts and machines beep. Now imagine if the hospital had nothing but bare walls and a ceiling. How do you turn this space into a hospital ...
Real time locating system leads to improvements in
As Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering (RVAP) prepared to open its new 20,000 square-foot emergency department (ED) in 2009, we were faced with a new dilemma: How would we track the flow of patients in multiple areas of the ED ...
Barrie’s hospital begins exciting new chapter
Janice Skot is the President and CEO of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Few hospitals are fortunate enough to open a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. To be able to, essentially, transform your organization twice within 15 years ...
Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of
One of the greatest dangers with any type of cancer is its capacity to spread. Through the emerging fields of DNA methylation and epigenetics, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute are exploring new areas of genetics that could stop the ...
Partnership will enhance care for patients with chronic
As a nursing student in the United Kingdom, Clint Gunn was inspired to pursue the multi-faceted field of Nephrology, and from overseas, he set his sights on the internationally recognized program at The Scarborough Hospital. Fast forward several years. Clint joined ...
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 →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →