Inherited gene variations reveal precision therapy potential for rare cancer syndrome

An international team of researchers led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have, for the first time, developed strategies to diagnose and treat an aggressive syndrome that leads to cancer in almost all cases.  Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) syndrome is a rare genetic condition. Children who inherit the...

Empowering Nurse Practitioners to transform Ontario’s healthcare landscape

As healthcare professionals, we are acutely aware of the challenges facing Ontario’s healthcare...

At the coalface of a demographic crisis: Leading healthcare transformation at North York General

In my over 20 years as an Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon at North...

Collaborating internationally to better protect patients from superbugs

Surrey Memorial Hospital is one of 12 hospitals around the globe involved in...

News & topics

One in 5 adults in Canada without access to primary care

More than one-in-five adults in Canada did not have access to primary care, with large regional gaps in access, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Translated to the population of Canada, our survey estimates that more than 6.5 million adults across the country don’t have access to...

New cancer therapy approach slows growth of advanced gastrointestinal tumours

New approach for early cancer treatment was shown to significantly reduce the risk of...

Tool helping ED teams make care decisions about heart failure patients

A UHN-created tool that supports Emergency Department (ED) physicians in deciding whether to admit...

1000th Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion transplantation surgery celebrated at UHN

Shaf Keshavjee and Marcelo Cypel continue to see the future for the Ex-Vivo Lung...

New program tackles wait-list, brings surgeries closer to home

A new initiative brings day surgery closer to eastern Ontario families, supported by the...
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Expanding emergency department’s minor ailment patient pathway

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Emergency Department (ED) continues to expand the services available through its extremely successful Minor Ailment Patient Pathway (MAPP)...

KHSC trials minimally invasive shockwave procedure for the first time in Ontario

The number of new technologies in health care continues to grow by the day...

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...

Advancing the future of brain research

The human brain is the most complex organ in our body and unlike any other structure, the brain is what makes humans, human. The brain has many important functions such as storing memories, sending signals about feelings and emotions, enabling speech and movement and so much more. The brain: A complex challenge The unique and intricate structure of the human brain enables us to do many tasks, however, its complexity poses...

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...

NURSING

Nursing Hero: Anna Jalosinski, Alberta Health Services

Honourable Mention: Anna Jalosinski, Alberta Health Services Anna is one of the respected charge nurses of the in-patient psychiatric unit of Royal Alexandra Hospital and is also the clinical educator. With more than two decades of providing world-class quality nursing care, Anna has honed...

Nursing Hero 3rd Place: Valeriya (Valerie) Potapov (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

In the heart of Holland Centre, you will find an inspiring and cheerful nurse...

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

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

Hospital News is looking for a Nursing Hero: Call for Nominations

Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you...

Infusion system innovations: Elevating patient care and clinician support

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

LONGTERM CARE

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...

Revolutionizing geriatric care: Meet Canada’s leading Universal Health Hub (UHH)

Universal Health Hub (UHH) is the only Health Care Organization in Canada which is...

Testing new technology to help older adults age at home

When 72-year-old Hamilton resident Shirley was asked if she’d be interested in participating in...

Inside Unity Health’s efforts to better understand the care experience

It was around lunchtime and the Geriatric and Medical Rehabilitation unit at Providence was bustling. Jamar Stanton, a patient experience coordinator, had stepped into a patient room to ask a patient about his experience at the hospital when the patient let Stanton know that...

First-of-its-kind network supports faster adoption of technology in long-term care

The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, a leading national initiative focused on accelerating Canadian innovation in health care, announced the launch of its...