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New pest control technology

Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along –...

Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care

University Health Network has been proudly green for almost fifteen years. Led by the Energy and Environment department, we breathe life into the motto...

New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health care sector

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and strategic partner, the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society, together with technical partner, ICF...

New armband improves patient safety in hospitals

For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some...

Hospitals and the paradigm shift to a person- centred model

In 2005 I published my book ‘Journey to Wellness – Designing a people-centred health system for Canadians’ and launched the Canadian Association for People-Centred...

Southlake Acknowledged at Provincial and National Levels for Quality and Innovation

Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, has been recognized with two recent awards for its outstanding dedication to quality, and its leadership in...

Preparing health care facilities for climate change and extreme weather

Climate change and natural disaster preparedness are topics of growing interest and concern for health care facilities in Canada. These are two of the...

Providence Manor demonstrates care and efficiency in “Code Green” emergency evacuation exercise

By Chonglu Huang Whether it’s an overheating electrical device, a worn out wire or a stove left unattended – a fire can occur from many...

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Leading the Way in Facilities Management

  Runnymede Healthcare Centre received an overall score of 96 per cent in a rigorous audit assessing the hospital’s commitment to high quality standards and...

St Joseph’s Hospital: A new look for a new era of care

  St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario is getting a make-over – peeling back the old layers to reveal a brand new modern look.  The...

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