Vaccines & immunization: Canadian Innovation
Three members of a family brought to the hospital with the mother who was suffering from small pox. The child in the center was unvaccinated. The other two had been vaccinated the previous year because of school vaccination requirements. ...
SickKids’ new high-rise research lab
The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children. There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's health is ...
The reality of robots: Helping patients walk again
Through the use of their Robotic Suit, Ekso has helped individuals take over a million steps that would not have otherwise been possible. Robotic technologies in the field of neuro-rehabilitation are increasingly associated with improved patient outcomes. While the technology ...
Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the age of seven who had discovered a lump in her breast. Our team at North York ...
Minding the gaps in quality improvement in
John Abbott What can Canada gain by upping its investment to advance the health quality improvement (QI) agenda? And, in what areas should it invest? A lot, in my opinion; and the focus needs to be on increasing the capability ...
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 ...
Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate
Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support promising new directions in prostate cancer research. Prostate Cancer Canada approved 40 of the 154 applications ...
New data suggests important improvements in infant and
Since BORN was formed in 2009, health care providers and decision makers now have improved tools to continue working together to collect and use data about the health of infants and mothers in Ontario. This data has led to important ...
Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV
The face of HIV has changed dramatically from the early days of the epidemic. Women now comprise more than half of all people living with HIV around the world. In Canada, an estimated 16,600 women are living with HIV/AIDS out ...
Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive
care for patients post-treatment
Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...
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From the CEO's Desk
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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 →