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Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy
Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy

Physiotherapist Shannon McGuire, second from left, and occupational therapist Becky Moran, second from right, lead the BrainEx 90 therapy sessions with patients Brenda Lenders, Marcia Gartly and Iraj Hadin. The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute ...

Posted: March 10, 2015|Neurology, Patient Care|1 comment

Improving care for patients with complex conditions
Improving care for patients with complex conditions

Anthony Bontje, one of the first Southwest York Region Health Links patients, with his daughter, Kris Hurley. For Anthony Bontje, a 86-years old Richmond Hill,ON resident who has a number of health challenges, including vascular disease, arthritis, lumbar stenosis and ...


Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


Getting patients home sooner
Getting patients home sooner

Once a patient is admitted to Runnymede, they meet with their care team and discharge planning begins. This is an important part of any admission as it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition from hospital to ...


Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and diagnostics at Humber River
Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and
diagnostics at Humber River

At the new Breast Health Centre, Humber River will have two fully digital mammography units with a Sensory Suite environment where patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with ...


Fully digital management system improves journey for oncology patients
Fully digital management system improves journey for
oncology patients

Humber River Hospital and MEDITECH Oncology Management project team members Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) Outpatient Oncology Treatment Clinic is the first MEDITECH 6.x client globally to launch, test and adapt their new Oncology Management software. This integrated electronic solution enhances ...

Posted: February 5, 2015|Innovation and Technology, Oncology|0 comments

Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


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