Sunnybrook achieves Ontario’s lowest transfusion rate for elective heart bypasses

Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre has developed a successful multidisciplinary strategy for greatly reducing the need for blood transfusions in primary elective coronary artery bypass...

Winning Rouge Valley proposal to help prioritize patients’ surgical procedures

An innovative computer program to prioritize surgical procedures at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) has earned the hospital a $10,000 grant from Cancer Care...

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...

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...

Fraser Health enhances info for surgical patients including Soonest Surgery Tool

The Soonest Surgery Tool predicts the five surgeons in Fraser Health most likely able to perform a specific surgical procedure sooner than others. This...

Celebrating National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

A new initiative that is helping to raise awareness about breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy was recently celebrated at both Rouge Valley...

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton unveils state-of-the-art surgical centre

With members of the media, staff, and donors in attendance, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) officially unveiled its brand new, state-of-the-art Surgical Centre at...

Cardiac surgery world first Pacemaker complication repaired using minimally invasive surgery

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce a world first. LHSC’s cardiac surgery team successfully performed an emergency surgery to repair a...

A technology pioneered at the Montreal Heart Institute chills heart back into rhythm

On March 30, 2011, the electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from...

A salute to Sam Quadri: Celebrating forty years of surgical excellence

He’s been helping people for as long as I can remember. And longer. He saved the life of my childhood friend when she couldn’t breathe as...

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