Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Hospitals successfully integrate midwives
Midwife Carol Cameron (left) and Elaine Goulbourne (right), Patient Care Director, Surgical and Maternal Child Services at MSH, received the award from AOM president Lisa M. Weston. The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for ...
Families rock out in support of high-risk births
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important care of high-risk births, an area of care where Mount Sinai leads internationally. Called Rock n’ Stroll, ...
Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity
Interprofessional relationships and collaboration among the maternity care team at Temiskaming Hospital have led to an expansion of services, including water birth in hospital. Pictured here are members of the maternity care team. Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been ...
Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made
available to public
Labour and birth information for each hospital in British Columbia is now available to expectant mothers, their families, the general public, and health care providers. Perinatal Services BC (PSBC), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, has provided this information ...
Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale
OB nurse Jessica Kershaw, and she's reviewing the OTAS tool. OR the group who designed the OTAS London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care by better managing the triage process for expectant mothers ...
Volunteers support at-risk families beyond the
Trusted advisor, caregiver and friend: Parent Relief Volunteer Program volunteers wear many hats in their support of families at-risk. As any new mom or dad will tell you, parenting can be challenging at the best of times. But if you’re ...
NICU at North Bay Regional Health Centre: Caring for our
North Bay Regional Health Centre NICU – Going above and beyond for our smallest patients When Kristen Roy’s water broke at 34 weeks, she didn’t quite believe it. “I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t even think that was really ...
Teamwork keeps birth close to home at rural
Natalie Wright (right), a registered midwife at Caring Hands Midwifery Services in Alliston, enjoys positive working relationships with the members of the health care team at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, including Dr. Glasine Lawson (left) an OB/GYN at the hospital. In ...
Expanded Family Birthing Centre offers more space and
capacity to care for more moms and babies
The new Family Birthing Centre at St. Joseph's Health Centre is addressing the growing need for obstetrical care in Toronto’s West end with increased capacity to welcome 4,000 new babies into this world every year. This summer, St. Joseph's Health Centre ...
New, one-of-a-kind clinic cares for moms with
Immediate treatment can often save a life. But what if the illness is hidden and affects a patient during, what’s supposed to be, one of the happiest stages of life? Recognizing the potentially devastating impact of postpartum mood disorders, Mount Sinai ...
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
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 →