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Electronic mental health record transforms care
Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...


A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness
A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness

The personalized Cancer Exercise program at Wellspring improves physical functioning, fatigue management and overall quality of life for people living with cancer. Nothing can ever prepare one for a diagnosis of cancer. The emotional, psychological and physical impact is often ...


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk
Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk

Sabina Sobota, rehabilitation assistant, Trillium Health Partners with Viscilsa Alexander. Photo credit: Sandra Tavares Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by ...


Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating
Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating

As parents, we want our children to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet, but when your child doesn’t eat his or her vegetables or more than a few selected food items – ensuring your child’s growth can become a constant ...

Posted: March 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Spine stimulation tingles the pain away
Spine stimulation tingles the pain away

Dr. Mohammed Shamji demonstrates how a spinal cord stimulator alleviates pain. Implanted wires deliver a controlled electrical signal to the spinal cord, sending a tingling sensation to the brain while also blocking pain signals that the patient experiences In 2011, ...


Heart surgery in 140 characters
Heart surgery in 140 characters

Dr. Gideon Cohen speaks with Lou before he heads into the operating room. Photo credit. Doug Nicholson Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate ...


New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System
New Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System

The Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System was developed to help clinicians identify children who are clinically deteriorating. Unfortunately, the harrowing scene of doctors and nurses running with crash carts to a child’s bedside after an ‘unexpected’ code blue is a ...


ED wait times due to access block
ED wait times due to access block

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) released “A Snap Shot on Life in the Emergency Department” today, highlighting the current situation in Canadian Emergency Departments. ED Wait Times due to Access Block is a major problem that was highlighted from ...


Robotic surgery: Is it safe?
Robotic surgery: Is it safe?

If you surf the internet or watch late night television, you are no doubt aware of the close scrutiny robotic surgery is under. Medical experts from reputable institutions have come forward decrying the lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness and ...


Do you know how to call a Code Blue?
Do you know how to call a Code Blue?

Basic Life Support director, Dr. Natalie Wong, instructs M.Sc student, Matthew Common, in CPR. (Photo: Katie Cooper, Medical Media) Everyone across St. Michael’s Hospital – from emergency room nurses to finance staff – has access to some of Canada’s most ...


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