Virtual care in a virtual world

By Crystal Zhang, Gigi Lai, and Certina Ho “I am currently under self-quarantine and I’m confused about the new prescription delivered to me this afternoon....

Specialized COVID-19 rehab and recovery program

By Selma Al-Samarrai Patients who require orthopaedic and amputee rehabilitation still require these specialized services – even if they have COVID-19. Rising to meet this...

A patient’s experience at the ED during COVID-19

By Natalie Leung As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people may have fears about seeking medical attention at hospitals – that they might expose...

Patient experience and engagement in the COVID era

How Canadian hospitals can adapt Before COVID-19 hit in Canada, hospitals were making considerable strides towards implementing their patient experience and engagement strategies. Many were...

St. Joe’s dementia patients have powerful virtual visits with loved ones

Dementia patients at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are having powerful virtual interactions with their loved ones – so much that some patients are hugging...

Pandemic palliative care: Building capacity to manage COVID-19

By Donna Harris It’s only May, and yet 2020 is already a year for the history books.  For hospitals, the past few months have required...

Canadian team first in the world to treat COVID-19 with specialized dialysis

As part of a randomized controlled trial, a team from Lawson Health Research Institute is the first in the world to treat a patient...

Virtual support during the COVID-19 pandemic to people impacted by cancer

An emergency fund has been set up to expand the free online and telephone resources available to help people with cancer cope throughout the...

Critical Care Capacity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the days ahead, Ontario faces a turning point in the war against COVID-19, a deadly virus that has overwhelmed hospitals and critical care...

The first academic Division of Hospital Medicine in Canada

By Nikki Jhutti Three years ago, Providence Care Hospital’s Complex Medical Management program was facing a physician staffing crisis. Two of the three part time physicians...

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