Living kidney transplant recipient aims to break down barriers

As a Caribbean woman who received a living kidney from a stranger, Jennen Johnson recognizes the importance of telling her story. Diagnosed with kidney failure in her early 40s, Jennen put an advertisement in a newspaper for a donor after being told it would take nearly six years on the...

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery reduces trauma

It has been two months since Bojan, a 51-year-old man, attended the Minimally...

A quarter of deaths among young adults in Canada were opioid related in 2021

Premature deaths related to opioids doubled between 2019 and 2021 across Canada, with...

Nursing Hero: Anna Jalosinski, Alberta Health Services

Honourable Mention: Anna Jalosinski, Alberta Health Services Anna is one of the respected...

News & topics

Honey & Barry Sherman Legacy Foundation Donates $10 Million to Humber River Health Foundation

Gift will help transform healthcare access in one of Toronto’s most underserved communities. Humber River Health Foundation is thrilled to announce a donation of $10 million from the Honey & Barry Sherman Legacy Foundation to revitalize healthcare in one of Toronto’s most underserved communities. With this donation, the 17-acre Humber...

Healing faster: Unveiling the future of tissue and organ repair

Combining biomedical finesse and nature-inspired engineering, a University of Ottawa-led team of scientists have...

Revolutionizing hospital cuisine for healthier patients and a healthier planet

Food is more than just sustenance, it is a powerful tool for healing, a...

Canadian first: Robotic assisted spinal surgery

Chronic back pain affects nearly eight million Canadians and is a condition that can...

Breast cancer rates rising among Canadian women in their 20s, 30s and 40s

Rates of breast cancer in women under the age of 50 are rising in...

Medical Specialties

Revolutionizing palliative care: Humber River Health’s Hospice @ Home Initiative

As one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, Humber River Health (Humber) is dedicated to empowering its patients, while providing them with comprehensive, quality...

Project sees overuse of preventative blood thinners cut by half

A year-old pilot project at St. Paul’s Hospital to track unnecessary use of preventative...

Decreasing ambulance offload times

Due to the commitment and dedication of the adult Emergency Department (ED) and adult...

Enhancing care for pregnant patients with disabilities

Like many parents, Diana Drake updates social media frequently with photos of her daughter, Ryan, who is almost one year old. From a trip to Disney World to her first steps, there’s lots to celebrate. The photos are particularly poignant as, just a few years ago, Diana didn’t think a pregnancy was possible after an ATV accident. “I broke my back in two places and was paralyzed,” says Diana. “I...

Transformation project reducing unnecessary emergency department transfers from long-term care homes

William Osler Health System (Osler) has partnered with McMaster University (McMaster) on a system-level transformation project that helps decrease transfers from long-term care homes...

NURSING

Nursing Hero 3rd Place: Susan Ng (Advanced Practice Nurse, Senior Home Support)

It is our honour and pleasure to nominate Susan Ng (Advanced Practice Nurse) Hospital News Nursing Hero Awards. She is the nurse navigator for Seniors Home Support, an interdisciplinary primary care program for homebound seniors. As a full-time nurse navigator since 2021, she is...

Nursing Hero 2nd Place: Bonnie Kissick (Alberta Health Services (retired))

I am writing in strong support of Ms. Bonnie Kissick Nurse for Nursing Hero...

Nursing Hero 1st Place: Mark Anthony Gravoso (University Health Network/ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

I have been inspired, encouraged, and empowered by fellow nurse Mark Anthony Gravoso. He...

Infusion system innovations: Elevating patient care and clinician support

Crowded hospitals, long wait times and nurse burnout have become common news stories, reinforcing...

RNAO fellows find solutions to fill gaps, advance care and improve outcomes

With more than 500 fellows, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Advanced Clinical...

LONGTERM CARE

Remote monitoring tool improve seniors’ care

Humber River Health (Humber) has identified a core priority of delivering comprehensive, quality care closer to home for members of its community. This commitment...

How to achieve accountability in long-term care

Memories of the tragedy in Canada’s long-term care (LTC) homes from the pandemic are...

Many older adults receiving home care do not receive palliative care before death

Many older adults receiving home care do not receive any palliative home care before...

Opening the conversation about palliative care

Palliative care is often misunderstood, with many assumptions of what it’s about. In reality, palliative care helps improve a patient’s quality of life until the very end, regardless of age. Matthew Kettings works as a social worker in the palliative care unit at Hamilton Health...

New healthcare program keeps residents safe at home

Ethel McGuire has lived in the same East Toronto apartment building for 30 years. For the last 25, she has been the building manager....