HOOPP posts strong return for 2014
Jim Keohane is the CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest sector to retire from, if ...
New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care
Janice, a GEM (Geriatric Emergency Management) Nurse uses CKHA’s new screening tool, the Assessment Urgency Algorithm (AUA) in consultation with Walter, a patient who presented at their Emergency Department. This tool helps the GEM nurse identify older patients who ...
Conquering C. difficile
RVHS infection control practitioners Bryan Morales (left) and Michael Paetzold with the decontamination tool used during a recent C. difficile outbreak. New and old infection control techniques work together to conquer C. difficile Ongoing staff education and new technology bring outbreak ...
Balancing conflicts of obligation by design
Kevin Reel The most recognizable ethical principles associated with building design are those associated with greener, energy efficient buildings. It is hard not to support such clearly ethical aims, as they make financial sense as well. There are other ethical ...
Training future health care providers
Nursing student Rebecca Butler (left) is completing her nursing preceptor credit at Campbellford Memorial Hospital under the mentorship of Jennifer Woods, Registered Nurse (right). It’s a busy night at Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program ...
Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop
Health and healthcare are always a major point of interest for Canadians. How many family doctors are there in Canada? What’s the wait time like in my local emergency room? How safe is my local hospital? Questions about health care ...
Point-of-Care INR Testing
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be the end of an era for warfarin. Warfarin had been used for over 60 years to prevent ...
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...
Supporting the development of children at home
Mississauga Halton CCAC Care Coordinator Rashmi Tailor pays a home visit to her patient nine-year-old Gabbie and mother Kusyati. Imagine being a new immigrant to Canada and not understanding how the health care system works. Imagine knowing that there is ...
Hospital News salutes nursing heroes
Lois Robinson Honourable Mention - Lois Robinson, RN, emergency department, Rouge Valley Health System On behalf of all staff of the Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary ER, I would like to nominate Lois Robinson for this year’s Nursing Hero Award. Lois ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →