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How to equip a new hospital from the ground up

Building a hospital is no easy task. Ensuring the facility is fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients adds many layers of complexity. This was...

Better supply chain data can save you several hundred thousand dollars

FOCUS: Operating Room Supply Chain Creating better supply chain data can save you several hundred thousand dollars: New OHA guide shows how. This is the third...

The first comprehensive recycling program in British Columbia health care

The Lower Mainland Recycling Renewal project is the first of its kind for BC health authorities. Previous recycling efforts at most of our hospitals...

An analysis of NICU departmental ‘Plan Typologies’ in a single room care model

As the single room care model becomes the norm in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit planning and design, the single rooms can be arranged in...

St. Joseph’s electronic patient records focus on improving quality of care

St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto is excited about our progress to date as we enter the later stages of Phase 2 of our eCare...

Bringing local food to health care food service

Often the struggle for health care food service is balancing a variety of dietary needs with tight budgets. This delicate balance can make it...

Are you ready for the unexpected? Steps to help develop an effective contingency plan

We all know that the unexpected usually happens at the most inconvenient times. Be prepared for these situations by working with a trusted partner...

Bringing improved patient safety and the latest evidence to the bedside

Patient safety at North York General Hospital (NYGH) received a major boost with the launch of bold technology that is reducing medication errors and...

Green Clinical Academic Campus is golden

Last fall, the Clinical Academic Campus (CAC) at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) was recognized as Kelowna’s first LEED Canada Gold certified building. KGH is...

Greening the operating room

  The Scarborough Hospital is being lauded as a leader in demonstrating a serious commitment to going green and using reusable textiles in the operating...

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